Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red and slightly spicy. Very nice aroma. Very much like the Chimay Bleu but not really as good. A bit stickier and maltier. Still a quality beer.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great brew. Probably my third favorite though in the trilogy
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
IMO more fullnes than the "white" one,tastes of fruit and yeast,hard to tell though,had it in a "Chimay" cupglas and as useally here in sweden they serve it too cold
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge spicy fruity aroma. The flavour doesn’t quite stand up so well though - a bit thin. Almost some cherry notes to it. The bitterness does make it a bit more interesting but doesn’t flow so well. I’ll stick with blue.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful full spicy aroma. Fruit notes. Color is hazy amber. fruit, and spice on the palate. very well balanced. Finishes with the perfect amount of bitterness. One of my favorite belgians I do believe.
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as great as i hoped. But it’s still a very good beer with an interesting taste and a great malty flavor.
crdic (105) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A lovely ale. This and <a href=’http://www.ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID= are my favorite Belgian ales to date. Chimay is a bit smoother, but Orval’s head and aroma are unbeatable.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown beer with a decent tan head. Nothing really jumps out in the nose.As it warms up the flavors definately develop until at room temperature(on a SoCal summer day) this has got a great flavor.Not complex or anything just a nice beer.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red-copper color with large off-white head. Aroma of biscuit malt and fruit with a flowery hop bouquet. Taste echoes the aroma - very estery with a grape, dry finish. This is what I think of when I imagine a Belgian in my head. Great beer.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2004 Not a great belgian. Chimay have lacked quality in recently outings. Certainly a drinkable beer however.