SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle 03/05. Like the other Chimays, this beer is gorgeous. Hazy and golden. Pour it into a Chimay goblet and you can see the constant stream of tiny bubbles eminating from the etching. Banana is the strongest aroma, but there’s also the omnipresent yeasty and mustiness in most Belgians, along with a subtle citrus and vanilla notes. This is slightly dry and bitter when chilled, but damn is it smoooooth when it begins to warm. Like drinking silk ... seriously. Sweet, spicy and peppery flavor. The alcohol doesn’t present itself until it hits the back of your throat, but even then, it disappears quickly behind a dry, bitter and smooth finish. In my opinion, this is only a tick behind the Red as far as the Chimays go.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on bottle)Light orange, slightly unclear, remaining white head. Alcoholic sent with notes of burnt toast(with abricotjam). Very fruity, more than I could recall, warming and with alot of sugar in it stil. It´s fruity is taste too; apple, abricot and some hazelnut(green). Finish get very warm and good.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer has a light brown body - hue apperance and a coarse light brown scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is bitter with a bitter afther tast.
bkurtz (866) - PERU - JUL 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy golden with citris tones. Very smooth triple, a little sweet and a little bitter. Well balanced and delicious.
PandoraGreen (27) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, at Pub Italia in Ottawa. Cloudy with a creamy motled head. Spicy scent. Sweet, clean, malty taste. Complex.
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml brown bottle, Pub Italia, Ottawa. Hazy gold in colour. Billowy white head. Nose of citrus/lemon zest, spicy yeast. Malty, yeasty flavour with dryish citrus notes creeping in and some wheat(?).
onelststnd (19) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very good beer. The taste is rather fruity but distinctive. Easily one of my favorites, it can be hard to keep around the house if company suddenly appears at the door. Can be bought at Trader Joes, World Market and even Von’s in CA.
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange amber, massive head, long lace. I can’t decide whether it was berries or flowers that I got on the nose, some citrus zest too. I only got two sips of this beer then returned from the BBQ to find that my wife finished it! I’ll need to taste it again to really analyze its complexity, but up front it was sweet and yeasty with some spice, and a nice bitterness contributing to a fine balance. I enjoyed my two sips, but I need more time with this beer.
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2006 Pours a cloudy orange with a persitant and fluffy off-white head that leaves thick sparse lacing. The nose is spicy and floral, reminding of pepper, cloves and citrus fruits. The flavor was a bit salty, like cured meat with dry yeast and a woody spiciness.The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with very mild carbonation. It leaves a long peppery dry aftertaste with no alchol burn but a nice warm feeling in the stomach. This one was hard to analyze for me because of my knowledge of spices is narrow.
TomDecapolis (4540) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 On tap at Blue Dog. Poured slightly hazy golden with small thin head. Smells of bananna, citrus, yeast and spice. Flavors of the same with more of the yeast in the flavor. This was actually a pretty standard tripel in my opinion. To me this actually tasted a good bit like Leffe Blonde.