npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found the nose a bit odd--kind of smelly-sneaker like--but this didn’t really detract from this great beer. Very fruity, with a slight bitterness and well-balanced spice flavors. The flavor of alcohol was strong, but not overpowering.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 25, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent brown color, almost copper, with a nice frothy head. Less complex than other trappists and slightly bland (comparatively), however this makes it much easier to drink. I didn’t have to spend my time deciphering its many flavors and was able to enjoy the whole bottle. Easy to drink and very smooth. A slight bitterness develops with warmth, building to a sharp finish. Very nice.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 22, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I actually like this better than the ’bleu’. Alcohol is less prevalent, both in taste and aroma, allowing a more fruity, maltiness to shine through. Beautiful brown, muddy appearance, with a creamy white head. Unfortunately, carbonation robs this beer of the smoothness that would make it near perfect. Regardless, this is a great beer.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My dad said this was an excellent beer. This is a cloudy muddy brown in color. I really noticed the aroma as I tasted it, an interesting complex smell I liked. I really noticed the complexity of the taste in the first couple of tastes. I’m no expert so I can’t tell what it was. But the more I drank, the less distinguished these flavors became. By the middle of the beer, it seemed like an decent ordinary beer. But I realized as I was finishing, this was tasty and interesting. All in all, a good beer but not the best I’ve had.
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very unique beer. Warmly alcoholic and delightful to behold. The color was very interesting. While not my favorite Belgium this is certainly worthy. It has an interesting fruitiness and a terrific aroma.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2003 Soft and full of flavour. Typical Chimay brew. Nice!
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
canary dog (622) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2001
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chimay red is such a great treat. Yeasty rich aroma, followed by a warming alcohol presence, make this a classic cocktail. Try it with paper thin slices of imported Reggio Parmesana cheese.
Chimay is health food.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2003 Cloudy red, foamy white head that dissipitates rather quickly. Yeast and a little fruit in the nose. Spritzy and yeasty with a complex maltiness. Finishes lightly bitter. Could be a better beer, too much CO2. The least of the trappists.