nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish brown with a lively beige head. Raisins in the aroma, yeasty, spiced flavour leaves me wanting a little more presence. Medium body. Not bad. Bottle.
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 01-04. i’m also cellaring another for next summer and i’ll rerate if needed. has a cloudy red color with a beige fluffy head that fades. has a raisin/date aroma that is a little sweet. taste has a bite to it. flavors of assorted spice fruit and floral, but is very astringent. finish leaves a malty fruit, mainly raisin like, taste. not bad, i look forward to next july.
hopdog (9580) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Poured a reddish brown color. Fruity flower tastes and smells with berry hints (was that raspberries I smell). Very smooth to drink with a dry finish. Very easy and enjoayable to drink.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty much similar to Chimay Blue, but a little less to it. Still has the spiciness to it. Dark reddish-brown in color. More drinkable than the Blue. Great stuff.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown color with a big white head. Fruity aroma with some malt and yeast. Light bosy, a little carobonated, but flavoir had some fruit, malt, and a touch of yeast. Easy to drink.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice reddish brown color with a medium nicely laced white head. The aroma is mostly fruity and malty. Nice fruity, malty and spicy flavors with a fruity/sweet finish. Light to medium body and an oily mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Although it is not up to its sister’s quality, Chimay Bleu, it is a very good beer.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
i’ve decided this is not style of beer. too much carbonation, and not enough taste to fill the beer quota. fruity with a fizzy head. similar to the lambics but less fruit, and more spices. not enough here to make me a fan by any means.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2007 Initial appearance is the beautiful copper coloured beer with a white frothy head,it shouts.."Drink Me!"
It has a nice rounded fruity, maltly flavour and a slightly sour after taste.
You can tell its an abbey beer,but this has to be my favourite one so far - Totally Delicious!!!
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Very nice fruity Belgium. I’ve actually only had it on tap never in a bottle. All flavors are evenly weighted of fruits and malt.
Gorbalev (2995) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Obvious signs of bottle fermentation. Nice copper colour, tan head. I have to admit, I was pretty ignorant on this style going in, and so I was very surprised to find in this Belgian beer a great malt character, with hints of bitterness to balance it out. The carbonation was perfect, and the alcohol was not even noticeable. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this was very good, maybe without being truly outstanding.