DrnkMcDermott (3007) - 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 (15304) - 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.
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2007 11.2 oz bottle.. I had this last night because i hadn’t tried it in forever, and I was glad I did. It was expensive as hell, but worth it. On the pour, good head, dark brown-red color, lots of carbonation. Smell was fruity, cola-like spice. The first taste was amazing, far better than what I remember. Tasted like a lively brown ale, with a belgian-sweet finish. Nice warm alcohol notes. Top notch!
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
.75 liter bottle. . Nice red color with a creamy head, very inviting smells of fruit and oak. Taste is sweet with hints of fruit and caramel, well carbonated almost too much. Sweet stickiness afterwords brings a need for water.