RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2007 750ml bottle. Dark red. Really quite carbonated. Sweet, spicy aroma. A smooth, easily drinkable beer, unusual of 7% beers, alcohol hidden well.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
07.26.04 750ml Bottle. Indeed, a reddish brown pour with a frothy and thick head. Aromas of banana, milk chocolate, fruit salad, apricot. Flavors are mild and pleasant, quite fruity and fresh. Somewhat tinny(?) before a nicely dry finish. I’ve had a few liters of this stuff over the years. It’s a bit pricey, but always reliably consumable.
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUL 27, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good tasting beer and very strong. Has a lot of taste and a noticable taste of alcohol. A strong beer that is good for sipping.
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a redish color, has a fruity aroma and a creamy head. Flavor is kinda fruity, but bitter. Very smooth beer, and a good one.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a very over-carbonated but pretty amber, with a huge head that is slow to recede, but leaves minimal lace. nose is full of medicinal spiciness, with notes of fruit, earthy hops and alcohol. flavor is quite nice, with a mellow maltiness that is equally balanced by a restrained hop bite, and the yeast tang. mouthfeel is quite light for its strength, as the beer is well attenuated, and the high CO2 content gives further balance. very drinkable for its size.
gsteph (322) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice reddish, mahoganny color with a creamy off white head.. Nice fruity, yeasty, malty, aroma with a hint of cloves. Great flavor apricots, bananas with an extra shot of fizziness right up front. Very palatable. Like it alot. Great brew.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, fizzy, and long lasting head. Looks like a merangue. Pours a cloudy, dark brown with an aroma of bananas, apricots, peaches, and sweet bread with a hint of carmel. Full-flavored and mellow at the same time. Goes down smooth after a quick fizz on top of my tongue. malty finish. Irie Dub.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown with an off white, large head. Aroma of malt, spices and raisins.
Spicy, fruity, flavor with a subdued hop bitterness. Finishes crisply. My least
favorite Chimay, but that’s still pretty
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dirty redish brown, emphasis on the brown. Small head with good legs. Aroma is of malt, apples, orange peel, maybe banans, and I swear a little rye. I think rye. Taste is of fresh apples, wheat and then there is that rye as well just a little. Mouthfeel is think but exceptionally smooth with a slight bitterness and sourness in the aftertaste.
DocLock (9364) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had the white, red, and blue together tonight (I feel so patriotic!) and I liked the red slightly more than the white. Pours coppery, with aroma of fruit (peaches, apricots), hops, and malt. Tastes fruity, with a fruit, perfumy, floral, velvety and hop finish.