moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unlike the commercial description, i found the red to have a light, quickly dissipating head. The aroma was rich and inviting. The taste was slightly bitter, but very smooth and full. I was able to taste the fruit, and was left with an overall pleasing, and clean taste.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown with a tan head that seems to last forever. Oddly, lacing is nil. Sweet, fruity nose some figs, apricot, slightly malty. Silky mouthfeel, a touch creamy, good light carbonation. Flavor is considerably lighter than other Chimay brews I have tried, not as complex. Fruity but not quite as sweet as the nose implies, apricot and malt, a touch of pepper. Fairly clean finish, but it leaves me wanting. A good dubbel, but feels incomplete.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 Nice aroma, very cloudy/red with typical clear/white head. A little metallic aftertaste but nice entry.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured an amber with good fizzy head. There was a nose of pepper and spice. The taste was great, pepper in the nose, vanilla in the after taste. Pretty good.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 Poured from the botte at The Jolly Gardeners (Putney, London), a reddish brown with a creamy head. A fruity aroma with hints of strawberries and banana. A sweetish flavour with fruit coming through again (tangy pear). Initially smooth in the mouth with a nice natural carbonation and a tangy sour aftertaste.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque deep brown. Aroma of malt, raisins and brown sugar but not strong. Great bubbly mouthfeel, well done, with a minerally flavour. ’Irony.’ Enjoyable, but not overwhelming.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a huge fan of this beer. Trappists to me, almost always seem to have the nose and finish which suggests cloves to me, which is a good way to turn me off to a beer.
altkencru (143) - USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
OK. Under tough circumstances this could be the best of what’s available. But generally not a top choice for Belgians.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy warm umber with a thin creamy head that lasted through the entire glass. Very pleasant light fruity aroma. Flavors of caramel, malt, and a bit peppery. Very smooth. Almost creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff!
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cL bottle. Deep copper pour with a short off-white head and lots of dark sediment suspended in there. Dark fruits prevalent in the aroma (plums and apricots primarily), along with some Belgian yeast and peppery spices. Flavor was definitely more impressive and intense... with the fruits deeper and more rich, the yeast imparting somewhat musty notes, and the spices were just well-balanced in there. Very smooth on the palate, with the wonderful flavors cascading across the palate. Sweet fruityness at the finish with some nice spices. Beautiful beer.