KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a medium copper in color with an average sized off white foamy head that was mostly lasting and had some what fair lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted caramel malt, a light resin hop and a sweet yeast with a hint of apricot, banana, dried fruit and some spice (cinnamon and maybe a little nutmeg).
It tasted very light, sweet and malty with notes of sweet dried fruit and banana in the beginning and finished moderately sweet with a tinge of bitterness that had a nice malty feel to it with notes of caramel and spices at the end. Although I would have liked the flavor to last a nice long while, it only lasted a short time.
Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and watery yet somewhat creamy in texture with a flat carbonation.
Overall a very enticing brew, but anything from this brewer seems to taste well.
jsmerig (1363) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of raisins and dates. Taste is malty sweet up front with a taste of cherries in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel.
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commonshawn (700) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at bulldog downtown. Ruby with medium white off white head. Dark fruit smell. Dark fruit funk, decent yeast body. Sugary. Good balance. Classically great beer for number 700.
One2remeber (201) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25 srm. Blow-off bucket, fermx/co2/yeasty. Similar candy aroma as Westmalle Dubbel, just not as intense. Esters more of lighter color fruit, pears/apricots. Prominent taste of sugar. Mild body, smooth, ’pleasant astringency’ indeed.
pitch992 (4) - SLOVENIA - SEP 29, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
aroma: banana, raisins, bubblegum, alcohol,
appearance: coppery red, hazy, head forms quickly, white foam, is relatively lasting.
taste: Similar to aroma. First you sense banana, raisins, possibly bubblegum, some malt, alcohol. Smooth banana and alcoholic aftertaste. Couldn’t sense hops. Too bubblegumy and banana flavor for my taste. Some diacetyl, light sweetness.
palate:medium body, slick feel, lively, long slightly sweet finish.
overall: Banana and bubblegum flavors and aroma is too strong for my taste. Did not enjoy it.
Bolian (74) - - SEP 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic trappist. Pours dark brown and hazy with a thick fine foam. Caramel, plum and yeasty nose. Taste is complex with fine notes of apples, raisins and banana.
Luengus (16) - - SEP 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average frothy light brown diminishing head with hazy light brown body. Average malt caramel aroma and dough presence.
Medium creamy body with average carbonation.
Long duration flavor. Moderately sweet, heavy acidic and average bitterness.
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bp15092001 (89) - - SEP 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jo jo - endnu en dejlig øl fra Chimay. Men den når ikke blå Chimays højder. Men trods alt en dejlig mørk øl...
aronvarga (387) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty aroma; dark amber colour, big medium-sized off-white head; medium body; average carbonation; sweet malty and caramel taste; ester and slight bitter palate.
kingofthemtn (47) - - SEP 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Purchased 1 bottle to compare to a recently finished homebrew that used Wyeast 1214 (belgian abbey). The homebrew had strong banana/clove esters despite fermenting around 63F / 17C. The Chimay red was much different than I remember from 15 years ago. I’d almost compare it to newcastle brown, with caramel and raisin flavors. Below that I got some basement/musty and hint of dried cherry flavor. My bottle gushed slightly when opened. Color was medium amber with slight hazyness. Very smooth drinking, no hint of excess alcohol flavor.
Theodopilos (63) - - SEP 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from dans holland park, light fruity aromas, but a full explosion of flavours