madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber coloured. Nice beige head. Spicy aroma of primarily corriander. Flavour of caramel, ligth citrus and some alcahol burn. Not much aftertaste, but a decent beer though.
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A vey nice beer, far out strips 98% of beers for taste, aroma and impression. Can’t rate it as high as the Bleu because it is the best of the Stable
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wasn’t impressed. I was just depressed.------ miss my $5
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a cider look and a wheat smell. Taste is wheaty, but slightly bitter and finishes with an alcohol like flavor. Overall not bad, but not my favorite. I don’t like the alcohol aftertaste that it has.
Radek Kliber (6386) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft aroma (a bit too soft) with scents of sweet vanilla. Cloudy amber, strong thick head. I would say classy, quality feel, light in mid, stronger on aftertaste. Nicely warming. Despite lack of any superb qualities Chimay Red is well crafter brew, recommended to all
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coper colored. Light fruity body. Not as good as the white or bleu, but a goot ale.
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was my first Chimay. Great fruity, crisp flavor. Not at all far behind the bleu.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think this is a classic. It’s not too complex, but when a beer is this balanced and tasty it doesn’t have to be. There isn’t too much of an aroma, except for refreshing yeastiness. I’m not sure how to describe the flavors, but they are integrated perfectly. This won’t knock the socks off too many people, but it’s a beer I’d gladly drink any time.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pretty Belgian brown. Well structured trappist ale with quite a perfect head, reducing greacefully as you drink. Aroma is less boozy and more complex than many Belgians. The malt is framed so beautifully by effervescence, hops and alcohol, but I simply could not find much in the malt. Lacking basic flavor.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-Rate 11/22/02: A deep translucent garnet to brown color on the pour, the head preposterous in size, creamy in texture, light tan in color, with oodles of lace to cling lovingly to the Chimay Chalice. The nose is dominated by the malt, but also a hint of yeast and hops, sweet, and quite sniffable. Start is malt sweet, the top middling in mouth feel, the finish is potently acidic, mercifully hopped, droughty malt aftertaste. My second most favorite Chimay, and as I have stated, if you haven’t tried a “Chimay”, you’ve not lived “Baby”.