ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a absolutely beautiful reddish color. The fluffy head on this beer is really icing on the cake of one of the best looking beers i’ve ever seen. Cloudy to show that it’s unfiltered. It smells of fruit and malts mostly. Flavors are much like the smell would lead you to believe. It’s somewhat fruity and malty but has an excellent balance to it. The mouthfeel is incredible very smooth and finishes great. I cant wait to try the blue and other offerings from this monestary.
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cl. Even though this is a wonderful beer, i must say Chimay Red is the one i least like from this brewery (i’ve also tried white and blue - a lot!). Beautiful reddish brown colour, a little cloudy, with a creamy beige head, that doesn’t last long (at least for a trappist). The flavour is less complex than other Chimays and the taste includes impressions of malt, spices and oak. I prefer the flavour when the liquid is warmer. It seems more complex and tasteful. Conclusion: a very good Belgium Dubbel that reminds me how pleasurable is to drink an authentic trappist beer.
DrnkMcDermott (2994) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Served at the <a href=http://news.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/blue- Tree Inn. A happy, hazy beer smell wafts from the Trappist glass after it’s poured. Brown and hazy body with a surface skim of light foam, but no lacing. The smell lightens up once you put your nose in the glass. Taste includes impressions of brown sugar, rum, and a slight prune darkness. Despite the relatively light alcohol for this style, there’s actually a kind of barley win maltiness to it. Works well as a casual summer drunking experience. And Jeezis Peet, I’ve just checked off the Maple Tree’s beer menu: they still have a dozen beers I haven’t rated yet! Hmmm...
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with no head except for a thin ring around my snifter. Aroma is malty and nutty with dried fruit, spice and yeast with a bit of sourness in the foreground. Flavor is of doughy malt and sweet fruit (dried cherries, peaches, and plums) and spice (corriander and allspice). There is a pleasant Bretty sourness found in this beer that I think helps balance and round it out. I’m getting a bit of hop bitternes but next to no flavor so I’m assuming they are using old hops as is usual with the lambic brewers. Also some tannins are evident in the dry finish. Body is medium-full with a good bit of carbonation. Great beer, better than Bleu I think.
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2009 Bottle, 7%. Yeasty, malty aroma, slightly spicy with some CO2. Hazy chestnut colour, semi-stable tan head. Quite yeasty flavour with a long malty aftertaste. Not as sweet as some dubbels, but not really dry either. Mouthfeel a little swelling, due to quite high carbonation.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A light brown colour, with a good head. Spicy aroma, with a sweet taste. An okey beer, but the Chimay bleu is the best from this brewery.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
03 or 04 Bottle. Nice brown/red color with big head. Lots of the Belgian yeast in the aroma, nice and spiced, with some fruits. More of the yeast and sweet malts and fruits in the flavor, and an appropriately thick mouthfeel.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice fruity aroma and beutiful reddish brown color. A nice drinkable belgian. Dry, fruity, and a touch of hops. Quite enjoyable.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap. Poured a nice copper with a nice head. Aroma was hoppy and somewhat floral. The flavor was acrid and overcarbonated, but overall pretty enjoyable
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper coloured beer with a creamy beige head, long lasting and with good lacing. Aroma includes fruity and floral characters with some caramel malts. Quite obvious alcohol content. A lot of complex fruity flavours aswell as sweet darkish malts and hops. Has a dryish, bitter flowery finish. An authentic trappist beer.