wernesgruner (45) - USA - FEB 15, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
there is alot of head from this beer, i am sad to say that my friend bought this and i tried it from what i could tell in my sick state it was an excellent beer, however with my taste obscured i will have to re-rate at a later date.
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle, February 2007] Pours a beautiful burnished copper color that is quite fizzy. Head is medium and airy. Aroma is citrus, lemon, slight orange. Mouthfeel is fizzy and crisp. Flavor is citrusy - lemon, orange peel, and oak. Finish is crisp a slightly bitter with notes of lemon and citrus.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large bottle Golden Pour, Nose of citrus, belgian spices and I think clove. Flavor is a sweet fruity taste with a dry finish. I am not a huge belgian fan but this was good.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle pours amber with a fair white head that stays pretty well. Good aroma of yeast, raisins, and some spice. Flavor is raisin, caramel, some yeast and slight peppery spice at the finish before the dry finish. Palate is smooth and easy drinking with a fair amount of tickling carbonation. Nice soft mouthfeel.
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 11.2 oz. Trappist Glass.
Nice orange amber color. Spicy, fruity aroma. Spice and fruit make sense but the bitterness, especially at the end overpowers.
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have enjoyed this beer on tap and in the bottle a light hoppy yeasty tripel that I will enjoy again and again in my lifetime. Page 118 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 430 out of 500 of his Classic Brews to go.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A really, really nice looking beer in the glass. The lazy white head stays with it until the last gulp, precious. For me, although the flavor was fresh and smooth, the alcohol was slightly overpowering and the finish was just flat-out too bitter for my preference. I do however, think this beer would go great with a sharp cheese or something salty. Overall a good beer, but probably my least favorite of all Chimay’s I have tried. Cheers.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2009 Bottle... Golden with a large head. Sweet, fruity aroma. With flavors of strong citrus and hops and yeast, with a nice malt balance. Very Sweet. Nice clean and short finish for 8% alcohol with a strong clove presence and burnt sugars.
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Re-rate 10/9/07: Bottle (quite a fresh one). Slightly hazy orange color with a medium white head that stays all the way. Fruity and spicy aroma with yeast, citrus (orange) and some wheat. A rather sweet flavor with yeast, fruits, spices, a bit of malt and a long, dry, hoppy finish, with some spice. Medium-bodied with quite alot of carbonation. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
Bottle. 4 years old. Golden color, a bit hazy, with a big head. A sweet fruity aroma with a bit of yeast. Flavor is fruity and sweet but with some hop bitterness. A bit of pepper. Finishes with nice hoppiness. A medium body. 7/4/7/3/15=3.6
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exquisite, dry, doughy aroma. I get a hint of spiciness, perhaps cayanne, along with savory spices. Not getting much complexity, but still very nice. Pour is excellent into its own glass, with a large, rocky head that laces well. Pretty dark for a tripel.
Flavor is quite nice as well, kind of dank and boozy, more vineous and ever-so-slightly sweet. Less dough and more subtle malts. Again, not too much complexity. Very enjoyable, this. Glad I finally hunkered down and bought some.