JDBaker11058 (1067) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Appearance: reddish cola brown with big foamy white head. Aroma: sweet caramel and roasted, bready malts; some spiciness like ginger snaps. Taste: sweet caramel malts, dark fruit (raisin?); spices of cinnamon and light clove. Finish: medium, lightly sweet malts with dry and tart yeasty notes. Notes: Perfect. Great sweetness (but not too sweet), with perfect amount of carbonation yielding to a beautiful dry finish. Amazingly refreshing, superlatively balanced, complex and satisfying. The perfect beer. Perfect.
WillRunForBeer (195) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Pours cloudy copper with lots of off white head that lingers. Aroma of caramel, raisins and clove, floral. Taste is cherry and apricot fruit, caramel, raisin. Finish has a touch of spice.
VinegarStroke (122) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: cloudy copper to brown. Light head. Massive malty nose. Very dense. Loads of grain. Dried fruit. Fig, raisin and date. Dry. Low to moderate bitterness. Almost sour feel due to acidity but clean. Medium weight and length. Caramel, cream, malt, dry fruit, dry citrus rind. Moderate bitterness and hop on the finish.
Very solid. Not great.
alang51 (32) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Agree with the copper color description. Nice head with an almost creamy complexion. The taste, whilst magnificent, finding hard too characterise. Have to drink a fee more...
IPAgutten79 (195) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bronse/kopperfarget med medium høyt skum. Gjær og tørket frukt i aromaen, samt noe vag sødme. Smaken er aprikos, tørket frukt og gjær. God i munnen, mye kullsyre. Frisk, men med en god bitterhet i ettersmaken. Ettersmaken sitter ikke lenge, men sitter ganske godt.
Supertrev (13) - CHINA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a frothy head. It's caramel in colour and taste with well balanced bittering hops . It tastes like what I'd expect from a Belgium Bruin. A very good commercial beer.
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dandeman (346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity aroma with field berries, apricot, with sugar cane sub notes. Strength is medium with a slight fading out at the end.
Appearance: Dark copper, hazy, with a good sparkling. Head is showing thick, rocky and long lasting. Head is not sticking very much on glass and lacing is fading rapidly.
Taste: Entering mouth with notes of caramel and rapidly developing a subtle lactic yeast profile. Finish is slightly hoppy. Licorice notes are mixing with caramel to give a candy impression. Mouth feel is sparkling, pleasant, his texture is semi oily. Flavor balance is good between malt / hop and yeast.
On ne peut se retenir de la comparer à la Chimay Bleue. Elle manque de saveurs explosives et de raffinement par rapport à sa grande sœur. Elle demeure néanmoins excellente.
Brandman (1759) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi hazy coppery body, offwhite head. Aroma has some darl bready malt, fruits, fruity yeast and some spiciness. Flavour is sweet and yeasty spicy. Nice one.
allmyvinyl (1108) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours hazy dark brown, thin off white head. Aromas of plum, blackcurrant, mixed spice, Belgian yeast. Taste brings all these together wonderfully. Texture is creamy, finish is fruity and long. Great stuff.
costco40 (10) - - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite beers. Smells like a nice beer. Non homogenous appearance throughout. Darker in the middle. Taste is complex. Multiple tastes required to put words to this delicate beauty. Palate similarly complex. I found this beer in a 750 mL bottle at my local Costco. Good beer to give as a gift for sharing and celebration. Would really enjoy drinking this whole bottle in one sitting myself.
Butters (3590) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled side by side by side with the other chimays. Clearish amber pour with ample near white head. Toasted biscuits and raisins and floral. Classic dubbel. Really good. My favorite of the group.