nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich yeasty aroma. Deep red colour with large foamy head. Great malty taste with mild yeasty flavours. Fantastic beer with a great complexity and hints of orange and pear. Great stuff!
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild yeasty aroma.Smooth medium hoppy yeasty flavor with a touch of banana.Clean finish.Lacks the character the other Trappist, and many, abbey dubbels have.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this was my first experience with the chimays and i was more than pleasantly surprised. served in a goblet showcasing a nice fluffy cream head, the beer was a clear deep yellow. lots of aroma with a bit of a floral scent. mostly malt with a citrus finish. very fine beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 CL Bottle. One of the first times I've had the small bottle of this one. While I enjoyed this one, the bigger bottle does tend to have more complexity. This one was a bright deep copper color with a moderate off white head. Malty aroma with a touch of fruit and floral hops. In the small bottle very clean and more refined.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice light belgian taste. Not nearly as harsh as most of the belgains that i've had.
Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2004 Murky brown color with a medium head. Fruit filled aroma. A malty flavor with some dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate. I would almost call this one Chimay Blue light. A nice Dubbel and this is quickly becoming one of my favorite styles.
orangelazarus (53) - USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good crisp taste with a fruitness closely matching bananas. Nice amount of carbonation and froth makes me think this would be an excellent beer for a hot summer night. Also, crazy alcoholic.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got a bottle of this as a gift today, I usually skip right over the Red and the White for the Blue. Poured a nice deep red color, head is initially quite strong but it shrinks quickly. Yeasty spicy flavor.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Despite having tried this beer in the past, I hadn't rated it, which means I hadn't had it in the 13+ months I'd been here. So I picked up a bottle, half expecting that my "matured" palate would end up treating this as an also-ran, perhaps an "accessible" Trappist beer. Accessible it may be, but even still, it's a damn fine beer! The body is a beautiful hazy chestnut, topped by a small tan head. The aroma is Belgian yeasty, medium sweet, malty, with just a slight hint of spice. Tastewise, it's mildly sweet, yeasty, malty, and lightly spiced. Very well-balanced. It's got a big body -- definitely for sipping, not for gulping. Even still, the mouthfeel is light, no doubt owing to the flood of carbonated bubbles that touch your tongue on contact.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What's not to like about this. The aroma is outstanding, the appearance is great. The flavor and texture are so smooth, that its hard not to like.