KajII (705) - 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.
Sperine (155) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rockbass Grill in Harrisburg, PA. This is my first Chimay brew, and it was a mostly underwhelming experience. Not much stood out. Guess I'll have to try the Blue next.
ShivanDragon (482) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bruin, helder met schuimige witte kraag
aroma: rood fruit, fruitig. abrikoos
smaken: medium zoet, matig bitter, sterk, stevig gefruit, normaal gemout
medium body, romig, laag co2, afdronk : zoetig
ietwat lichte ondertonen, ik vond de Val-Dieu Brune die ik ervoor had gehad net wat beter !
CPH2200 (41) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown with medium head. taste of fruit and caramel with some bitternes. somewhat watery compared to chimay bleu.
Sureshpa (42) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Sour, yeast, cherry Appearance: Amber red, fizzy, almost no lacing Taste: Caramel, bit of roast, bit sour, yeast, raisin
esoxangler (74) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
good beer, kind of plain in flavor, but great at everything else. dark cloudy brown color, rootbeer like aroma, and fizzy feeling on the palate. cool!
Iphonephan (1227) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a medium brown with a frothy ecru head. Aroma of malt. Flavors of caramel and toffee. Smooth finish.
PriorL (260) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pères Trappistes.
Appearance: dark brown beer, nice stable off white head.
Nose: very fruity, some sugar, something like peanut smell? very strange nose, had to describe.
Taste: bitter finish, rather fruity, little wood like, some malts, some dried fruits. But a strange dry out effect in the mouth, almost like putting flour on my tongue...
Though, decent beer altogether!
trapped (333) - TURKEY - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Hazy amber brown color, small foamy off-white head, caramel aroma, ightly sweet caramel-coffee flavor, fizzy with average finish. Very very good beer.
Feramabra15 (7) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 12, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel, nuts, toast, herbs, clove, smoke, woody, fruity apricot aroma, silky sensation, pleasant adstringency, refermented in the bottle and not pasteurised
foxo82 (478) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - can’t remember where in Brussels. Pours very dark but due to the unneccesarily moody lighting in the bar I couldn’t say exactly. Smooth liquorice and fruit cake. Not as full bodied as the bleue, which I prefer.