BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber to nut brown with a huge off-white head, good lacing. Huge wheat aroma with a sweet and malty nose. Wheat flavor with caramel notes. A little dry to metallic finish. Medium palate, dry and warm.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours a red coppery body, with creamy head. Aromas of fruit, and hints of vanilla. Tastes of fruit, and somewhat sour. slightly feel the alochol on the finish. I enjoyed this one!
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reminds me of a shallower chimay bleu. Malty and nice, but I’d never buy it next to the blue.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i love all the chimay’s!what can i say?!copper in color with a huge head.notes of hops and yeast.excelent!
pintbypint (2884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml brown bottle w/cork. Reddish brown, compact off white head. Fruity aroma. Notes of spice, pepper, faint vanilla. Rich malts, some woodiness and more spice in the mouth. A bit of dry finish, some alcohol notes.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vary hazy, reddish-copper color with a fizzed up head, much of which remained for the duration of my drink. Spiced-up, fruity aroma. Sour alcohol flavor... that’s what I tasted right off. Some dark, dried fruitness to it. A touch of bitterness. I’ll have it again, but not often.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good solid offering from Chimay. Spicy, yeasty, with just enough richness to satisfy but not overwhelm the palate.
Beaver (1443) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Chimay Red poured a cloudy copper-gold. It had a fizzy fine-bubbled white head that had decent retention.
The aroma was very vinous (red wine / champagne) with some sour notes.
The flavor was strong pear and champagne with smaller notes of alcohol and a little sourness. Some yeastiness and bitterness came out as it warmed. The mouthfeel was pretty smooth, but a little fizzy.
Overall, I personally didn’t care for the flavor at all (pear and champagne). I really don’t like champagne and this was way too similar for me. It was pretty well made and did get a little better as it warmed, but I was already tuned into the flavors I didn’t care for.
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 5, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is wonderful, not as strong as the grand reseve but still has full flavor. You have to have a glass for this, the sedement is rather bad at the bottle of the bottle
Beersuds (14) - Beaumont, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just can not say enough about this beer. It has the head of champagne,the color of scotch, the body of a chianti, and the taste of mother earth. It’s fruity and earthy and full of both aromas