papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2007 Pours a dark cloudy reddish amber color with an frothy tan head. Nose is spicy Belgian yeast with a hint of apricot. Flavor starts with a mild sweet malt followed by some Belgian spice with a touch of tartness. Finish is somewhat dry. Light body, creamy texture with lively carbonation.
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very overrated beer. It has a great color and texture, but the taste is very lacking. I think I was unimpressed mainly because it is so hyped. I will try the Bleu and see how overrated it is.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright red amber. Medium body with sweet herbal hop aromas. Toasty caramel malt flavors with prominent dried hop character. Well carbonated. Somewhat sweet, but balanced with bitterness. Very nice.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really complex flavor; something you have to sit and think about with every sip.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ever noticed that Belgian brown ale pretty much sucks(except for Rodenbach). This thick, sweet ale taste turns into a mucky taste after 4 or 5. GIVE ME LAGER!!!
Beerhound (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It's hard to review this beer while drinking it, as my eyes sort of roll back in my head in ecstasy. Of the Chimay beers I've tried, this is hands-down my favorite although they are all good. The malt sweetness seems to be better balanced in this one than the others.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In my opinon the best of the red/white/blue Chimay beers. The color is a dark amber, almost reddish brown. The head is think and dissipates fairly quickly. the flavor is not as sweet as the other chimay ales. There is a slight bitterness which is appriciated, the other chimays are amost too sweet for my taste.
3fourths (8104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Wondeful dark golden pour, with a large frothy head. Aroma of sweet fruit, with a nice balance of taste between sweet fruit and bitterness. My favorite of the 3 main Chimay beers.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2005 Rerate: January, 21st 2005
Bottle Red-brownish murky body. Off-white (light-brown, faints of pink) head, which lasts mostly. Good lace. Nose of malts, spices. Complex, warm flavour. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Heavily bitter finish. Fizzy carbonation.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(330ml bottle)Orangey brown, big creamy head which leaves nice laces. Apple, apricot, yeast and alcohol aroma. It has malty, pepery slightly fruity flavors. I'll drink the 750 ml bottle pretty soon and see if there's a big difference.