EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
i like this one more than the blue now. seems to me more versatile and drinkable. the ultimate belgian brown/dubbel ale for me. tastes best room temp, though not as refreshing. and for whatever reason, always tastes better in the big bottles. yay!
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great Trappist ale although I think this one is a little bit overrated.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2004 Big foamy tan head on an acorn/copper colored body. Has a fruity aroma with big bursts of malt, and yeast. and This beer is filled with big malty flavors, doughy yeast, light hops, and smooth alcohol. At first I thought it was a little bit overcarbonated but once it settled in the glass it was just perfect.
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great trappist beer. The best thing about it is the color, never have I had such a perfect color. Head did not last very long however, weaker flavor than I was expecting. Great beer nonetheless. Not sure which of the Chimay selections is best...
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
REALLY GREAT RED BEER. THIS BEER IS BEAUTIFUL FULL OF BODY AND HAS A GREAT HEAD. VERY SMOOTH AND GOES DOWN EASY
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled: when poured into a trappist glass this beer is beutiful, thick and creamy tan head that is chunky in texture, brown hazy fluid underneath. a nose of bready earth with some spiciness to it. malty flavor with yeast inbeded bread taste and clove toffee feel. well balanced on the palate and easy to drink. more 'gulpable' then most in this class. no alcohol taste at all. i enjoyed this beer, because of its drinkability. most in this class you sip slowly. i suppose the bleu is a bit more robust higher alcohol and a more 'sipable' beer. want some, get some....trappist beers that is!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red color with decent sized head poured into a Chimay glass. Floral and spicy aromas. Nice hop bite if you look for it. I like the Blue better.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown with very little head. Mildly spicy & fruity. Finishes dry with little bit of sourness. Just a bit of hops too. Very balanced and flavorful - a must try.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aromas of floral hops and belgian yeast. some spiciness in the aroma.
some malty nuttiness, sweetish fruits like white grapes, caromel, cookie dough, hop bitterness, floral flavors. Fairly light compared to like rochefort. still kicks the ass of a lot of beers.
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer! I like the Whole CHimay line, as a matter of fact. A great fruity/spicy taste. A good beer anytime you are in the mood. A great dinner beer or desert! I like the tripple a little better.