CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark rusty brown with a voluptuous creamy head. Sweet caramel, bready, Belgian yeast aroma. Body has light carbonation, good malt balance, and a dry woody profile. Palate is silk spinkled with candi sugar. This beer is done well.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma.Head is thick with lacing all down the side of the glass.Flavors of plum,bannana and caramel are noticed. Nice yeasty finish. Another good chimay.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromatic sweetness, hops, and a whif of pine. Pours a very dark brown, cloudy, lacing is quite nice. Mouthfeel is enjoyable, complex and robust. A balanced beer; alcohol is well hidden, fruity flavours come through, hops are present but not overpowering. A quality beer. Love that stubby inspired bottle.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was amber/red with a small head. It was a medium body, malty, lightly hopped. This was a nice dessert beer.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromatic spicy nose with a hint of plum, sugar and caramel. In a glass the ale was a rich ruby brown color. The head was thick and light beige and left lacing all down the side. The taste was richly malty and fruity with a touch of sweetness. The relatively high alcohol content ( 7%) was well hidden. Over all a delicious ale.
Frank (2772) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly quickly diminishing head for what I consider to be a premium quality (or at least price) dubbel. A mix of large and small bubbles which is indicative of low quality (with apologies to Trappist Ales Rule). Mild aroma with some slight estery yeast notes. Hazy reddish brown. Very sweet. Some candi sugar, bananas, and maybe some plumb. A sharp bite from the carbonation. Definitely a solid Belgian though not the best. Not as complex as I like to see in a dubbel but, in my opinion, superior to the Bleu.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
rather new to belgium styles... not a bad beer but definitely something i would buy too much of
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fruity overtones as I got deeper into my glass. Balanced is the best word to describe it. It gets better as it warms up...nothing about it really catches my attention. Maybe a little too middle of the road. Worth having anytime though.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice color and smells so sweet. Very nice blance taste. I have found the Chimay bleu to be my favorite.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
garnet in color with nice sticky head. aroma of spices and dark fruits, taste of plums with some peppery spices, and caramel malt. smooth and easy drinking, nice