Blackduck18 (10) - USA - OCT 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2006 This beer is one of my personal Favorites. I knew it was going to be great as soon as I poured it into the glass. The head was wonderful and light. I usually am a fan of a little bit more of a smoother beer like a lot of wheat beers are but this beer made me re-evaluate my opinion of what a beer should be. The taste was very full and had a little bit of bite, but the aftertaste was sensational. I have yet to try the Chimay Grand Reserve, this beer puts the Chimay white label to shame. Much smoother and far better tasting.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, somewhat hazy, burnt red color with small white ehad. The aroma is oranges, wildflowers, and a bit of spice. The flavor is semi-sweet malt, bitter hops, yeast, and a touch of cloves. It comes together pretty well, but doesn’t linger at all.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours a deep cooper-brown, with a nice little tan head. Weak aroma of sweet, dry,fruit. mildy fruity, malty falvor with a dry slightly bitter finsih. Well balenced and very drinkable, but not as as complex as the other chimays.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, copper/yellow, somewhat hazy. Fruity aroma that fills your senses with some apricot, candied malts, and other complex fruity, dry hints. The fun begins when you taste bitter yet creamy mix and a slightly dry intervention. Silky but bitter. Awesome
heppo (6) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the second cimay I’ve tried. (Tried the white first.) A little disappointed with the somewhat lack of aroma. What little there is though is quite fruity. A very attractive dusty copper colour. Tastes spicy and apricot/apple with a nice malt overtone. Thin in the mouth and fizzy (only way I can describe it). Finishes well with a bitter, creamy aftertaste. Good beer.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL: Pours Dark brown/reddish, complex flavor, very spicy, somewhat fizzy, not much aroma. Medium body, not bitter.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750ml). Poured hazy deep reddish-brown with an average (for the type) lasting tan pancake-batter head. Clove, coriander, other spices merge with yeast, light roast malt and sweet fruits for an appealing aroma. Taste is quite tart apple, spices, some alcohol and hop (?) bitterness, very mild roast malt and yeast - finishes quite bitter. Mouthfeel very lively, a little thin; gets very moreish as it warms, it mellows out and the harshness abates. Solid "4" in my book.
Marko (4766) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Third out of three Chimays available in the Tolkien’s House pub in Zagreb. 0.33l bottle / tiny Chimay tulip.
It poured a small firm "spongy" white head, and it was of a nice deep red colour (I think, it was dark outside). The nose was fruity, strawberry maybe, and coriander with some yeasty hints. Slightly sourish anyway. Pleasant taste, malty, fruity, spicy, herbal in a way, but far too prickly for my liking. Pleasant bitterish aftertaste though. Well, it’s the best dubbel I’ve had, better actually (I’ve had only two), and I’m starting to like the style. This however, while nice, didn’t make me love it.
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky brownish red color with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma is fruit laced with hints of apricots,bananas, cream and malts. Taste is a rather bland combination of the fruits described above with a creamy aftertaste. The weakest of the 3 Chimay Trappistes. Not bad but not as good as one would expect.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one was my favourite Chimay, but no.
Smells fruity, malty, slightly yeasty, berries.
It’s fluffy and sort of uncomplex.
MOderate sweetness. Lightly bitter.