chris__hartley (277) - Ontario, - JAN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours copper with orange highlights, very musty with lees; the head is off-white and soapy (quickly dissipated). The aroma has notes of: prunes, alcohol, bubblegum, and cloves. The taste is light sweet that finishes lightly spiced; peppercorns, bubblegum, and cloves. The palate is light-heavy body, medium carbonation, and a short finish. Overall, far too dainty for a dubbel.
Brandon1989 (335) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the first ever Trappist beer I have ever tried. The beer had a lot of smoke and poured a ruby color that was hazy and had a medium white head. The head is very creamy. The aroma is dark fruits, sweetness, slight bitterness, a great aroma. The taste is dark fruits, slight bitterness up front, some alcohol burn but mild, white bread, and a creamy texture. This beer has a strong flavor and a minor underlying sweetness to it.
Cerbier (312) - - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,75l Flasche. Rötlich braunes Bier, kleine schaumkrone. Intensiver malziger, fruchtiger Duft. Schmeckt leicht nach röstmalzen, nach getrockneten Früchten.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2531) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chimay Red, 33cl bottle as part of the tasting set I got for Christmas and so served in the matching Chimay glass. It pours a deep opaque brown and was a slow gusher on opening then had a creamy looking off-white head of foam that lingers a long time and coats the glass as it subsides. The nose is classic belgium ale, fruity, bready, plums, a bit of booze but the overall impression is truly of liquid bread. The beer has a surprisingly raspy effervescent and lively carbonation dancing on your palate while digging in it’s sharp heels. The flavor is chewy bready malts, sweet stone fruits, some wine like booziness plus a bit of nuttiness and some spice. A complex yet delicately balanced brew, there’s a reason these guys have been around for ages.
jsporrer (32) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I tried it at a local beer fest. It reminded me of a Hefe Wiezen in color, body and taste. It was OK but considering the price I prefer a less expensive German beer that has a similar if not better taste. I’d drink it again but its a little too expensive to drink often. I think its actually somewhat over rated.
KurtJ (1) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased from Malt Shoppe. Deep red/amber color, light brown, creamy head. Light aroma. Smooth beer - slightly bitter at the end. Pricier - would buy again but not often.
Fredd_an (83) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bra huvu! Brunröd färg. Söt, maltig doft & torkade frukter. Smaken är fascinerande. Kandisocker i smak så söt & fin. Karamell ton, toffe, & torkad frukt. Mums!
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WonBall (13) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In Brussels for business I tried two beers a night. Little to add to what others have said, this was a knockout and likely better by not having been shipped transatlantic. Not quite the lingering maltiness of the Chimay blu, which I prefer, but a proud, world class brew.
Rattist (2) - - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh Chimay, you feisty little red head, you packs a punch. Take your aspirin before bed because this little ginger will knock you out.
Milter (84) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good balance between smoothness and maltiness. Very well balanced and well made.
Florya (451) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: bottle Appearance : dark red, off-white head. Aroma : cherries, caramel, prunes, spice Palate : medium body, average carbonation.