BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apple, banan, raisin, coriander taste, but not real strong. Very refreshing and smooth with barely a hint of the alcohol. Unassuming but clean and smooth with a good but subtle flavor.
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cork popped off with a shot, and I almost lost it behind the television set. Beautiful head that overflowed the bottle and filled the glass. Then continued on for the enire pour. Aromas were instantly spicy and fruity. Flavors were much drier than I had expected with all the spice and and maltiness coming through. Dry, bitter finish. I thought I was going to like this better than the Blue since it was a Dubbel, but I will have to stick with the majority and put my order in at Blue, Red, then White.
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper orange-brown, cloudy with fine particles. Puffy head, long lace. Yeasty, mildly fruity nose. Yeasty palate with hints of apple and sweet spice, pleasantly bitter finish. Very nice, but I think I prefer the white.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2006 great beer,texture and a smooth and very unique taste.Love the trappist beers!
kepano (261) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful opaque copper with a frothy off-white head. The aroma is light and fruity, apricot, banana and various spices are noticeable. The mouthfeel is smooth and soothing. It lightly tickles your tongue and the back of your throat as it goes down. The flavor is yeasty and bitter but well balanced. Not as complex as the Chimay Bleue but interesting nonetheless and easy to drink.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2006 Deep hazy auburn brown colour with a thick creamy and lasting head. Dusty, fruity aroma, with hints of spice. Flavour is sweet and bitter, but does not linger. Re-rate: Lots of boiled veges (zucchini?). Aggressively sweet and bitter, but neither dominates. A classic, but there are better out there
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Biting odor, vaguely cinnamon/rhubarb. Deep reddish color, with auburn highlights. Medium white head. Biting, bitter flavor. Very carbonated.
dwyerpg (5644) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 6, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. Head is effervescent and smooth. This is as nice, and perhaps smoother, thant he white. Easy, simple, unassuming, powerful. Not as flavorful as the white but still nice.
sethbc (14) - USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely a much lighter beer than the bleu. The head is exceptionally thick, but dissipates quickly. A good beer, but i’d probably stick with one of the other Chimay offerings.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish color and fruity taste. Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA