swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one is my favorite of the three. Showing some fruitiness in the aroma and some spiciness in the taste it is very well balanced and easily enjoyed.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dull hazy copper with a tall off-white head that lasts. Sweet and fruity aroma with corriander/banana. Taste starts a bit sweet but quickly gets dried out with a crisper spice and hop finish. The red is a bit lighter on the palate.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured cloudy amber, beautiful frothy head. Aroma is very pleasant, wheaty, yeasty. Head lasts, with lacing. This beer is nice on the tongue. Taste is slightly bitter, but the aftertaste smooths to a wine like character. It is overall a pleasant experience that I will drink again.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish chestnut color with a thick creamy head that lasts forever. Aroma is fruity - banana and apricot - and spicy. Flavor is of the same fruits as in the aroma mixed with a peppery spiciness. Just a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish. Nice.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small Bottle..Chimay goblet pours hazy amber with a light tan creamy head.Funky smell almost like over ripe fruit that has fallen to the ground very earthy but fruity.The Taste is very rich as it should be(at $8.00 a bottle) .It is a nice malty taste with the presence of mulled spice and yeast notes blending for a unique taste.
Its somewhat thin in body but the carbonation makes for smooth drinking.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this by the bottle at the Boston University Pub. Slighly drier than the white, if I remember right. It was okay, but not remarkable for the style. Not exceptionally strong tasting, though, which is a blessing. Not something I’d go after specifically, however.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 The nose is salty, lemony, and pilsner-esque, but with a slight altbier tinge. This one pours a brown amber that is unfiltered with a nice white head. The mouthfeel is dominated by a thick carbonation upfront that thins out into a medium finish. The first taste is banana-pepper and perhaps yeast followed by a "juicy fruit"/fig middle and a medium, dry, and bitter finish.
Tmoney99 (13005) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Color was a reddish brown with a frothy medium head. Aroma medium sweet fruity tone. Flavor was full and smooth and had a long finish with an alcohol bite. Good brew.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brownish red color with a stable white head...lively carbonation. Grapes, yeast, and other spices. Dry bready flavor with an uderlying alcohol presence. Good first trappist ale.
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Creamy head and dark brownish red color. Pleasant, fruity aroma, specifically banana. Medium-full bodied beer although a little boring. Still always a very good choice.