jefcon (1518) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Grassy floral aromas. Yes, coppery in the glass, some nice lacing. This beer is a palate standout: smooth, buttery and full mouthfeel. excellent balance. The esters translate into a lightly bitter finish with a trail of alcohol. Flavors of almonds, bread, and citrus fruit. Very good on tap with a proper pour. I wouldn’t rate it as high from the bottle.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, rusty brown. Nice white fluffy head. Plum, raisin, malt, caramelized sugars. More of the same for taste with old hops and a metallic twang. Bubbly, dry. Very nice drinkable Belgian.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought a gift pack tonight with the red,white and blue Chimay along with the big chimay glass for $10.99.
Bottle pored a dark caramel color with a medium white head.
Good fruity crisp aroma.
Flavor of malt and hints of alcohol with a
Not bad , maybe a bit to sweet. I think that the white is best.
Habanero (3345) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Colour: copper red. There is a taste of fruity plums, raisins, blackcurrant and citrus. The flavor is more light compared to Chimay Bleu. The aftertaste is slightly bitter. Overall a very well composed trappist.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown, slight haze, medium beige head. Malty, with slight yeast in aroma. Flavor similar to aroma with spicey undertones. Nice beer.
NDM84 (20) - Street, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour. Nice foamy head. Notes of grapes, raison, apricots, cherries and a noticible trail of alcohol. I would likely choose this over the Chimay blue any day. Very enjoyable and delicious.
riordan93 (14) - USA - JAN 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites.
Excellent combination of body and taste. Very smooth with a slight maltiness.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle: Hazy amber brown color w/a lasting off white head. Yeasty, vinous raisin ester, and a little earthy/musty. Fresh baked bready malt, hints of alcohol, and an every so slight hint of roast with some bakers chocolate & diacetyl. Well balanced, but is lightly to bitter. Some roast comes through a little stronger than I remember it in this one and is almost coffee like. Dry flavor overall in the finish with some herbal hop flavors as well that linger into the aftertaste. Toasted matl comes through after the roastiness up front. Very little fruitiness as I also remember it having more. Highly carbonated, medium body, and lightly astringent. Alcohol is only lightly noticeable in the mouth. Overall, I’m a little disappointed with this beer, or at least this bottle. I seem to remember it being a little more complex. Fruity esters are low in the flavor and it seems to be a little over hopped for my taste.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The strongest and fruitiest of the three Red, Blue, and White beers of Chimay. You can’t go wrong with this beer. Serve it with dinner or by itself.
ddenomme (36) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just a great beer. Looks beautiful, rich and full, dark but a hint of orange. Citrus notes, but not fruity. Creamy thick head gives way to a smooth but strong beer that lasts forever on the palate and could change your worldview if left to do so. Try it.