TBone (11926) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 Bottled 0.33l (BB 2006)
Hazy orange with long-lasting foamy head. Aroma is hops, citron and yeast. Typical Belgium malt texture. Smooth mouthfeel with nice hoppy finish. I prefer Chimay Blue. (6/3/6/3/13 3.1)
Re-rated, bottle (BB 2006)
Hazy orange with long-standing lace head. Aroma is malts, hops with citron. A bit Orval-like citric mouthfeel but not so spicey. Balanced, nice. (6/4/7/4/15 3.6)
Re-rated, bottled (BB 2006)
Hazy color, rocky head. Nice aroma, citric and malty. Bitter mouthfeel, well-balanced. (7/4/7/4/15 3.7)
garrison (749) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
The "Cinq Cents" was a 750ml bottle of a batch born in 10/2002 according to the cork. It poured with a tall, long-lasting white head with an aroma of pepper and flowers. Oh, the taste is just sublime... complex, floral, with interesting undertones... this is a great beer, and probably my favorite light-hued brew!
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml corked and caged, date on cork 07/03. Poured a golden colour with a huge sticky head.Aromas of spice, pepper, fruits( apples mostly). The tastes are of big fruitiness, spices, and a nice hoppiness, previously described here as a dusty hop flavour that's pretty accurate by my account. The flavours really came out as this brew reached room temp. A really good triple.
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very big long lasting head. Nice coppery orange in the Chimay chalice. Lightly spiced aroma with yeast notes. Clean and smooth. LIght dust notes on the tongue. Interesting and lasting dusty hop finish. Can feel the alcohol in your nose. Excellent.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl Corked with 09/03 stamped on cork This bottle was well charged and created a loud pop when uncorked. Poured a clear golden color with an enormous white creamy head consisting of tiny bubbles. Aroma is spicy and yeasty with notes of citrus. Also has a funky bit of skunkiness to it that seems off to me. The body is light and Chamagne like. Really crisp and carbonated. The flavor is a little too bitter for my liking and not as sweet and flavorful as some other Tripels I've had. Maybe this was not a great sample though.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold color with a very small white head. Light fragrance of apple, pear, clove and white grapes. Big flavor packs apple, bubble gum, clove spice, then turns hoppy with a citrus/lemon ending. Well fashioned beer, something I definitely expect from Chimay. Sampled on draught at L’ Enfant in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge fluffy white that dissipates quite quickly with some lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity, mostly with some spice. Taste is quite different, very tangy up front. Finishes nicely dry and crisp
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Poured a hazy orange with a huge head and great lace. This one had a nice sour citrus flavor with a little tiny hint of alcohol. Another very enjoyable beer that I can't get at home. Stupid alcohol laws...
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2004 Nice frothy pour, with a generous and lasting head. Great aroma of many spices including nutmeg. Nothing to wow me in the taste, but mild hop bitterness makes it tangy. Very crisp and dry in the finish. This got substantially better as it lingered on the palate, leaving me wanting more.
SpeedwayJohnny (18) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My only criticism of Cinq Cents is that it is a little inconsistent. When it's right, it's one of the best beers I've had. Crisp, clean, and tasty. A little thinner than Westmalle (my favorite triple), but overall, a great beer. The fact that it's readily available (in my local grocery store!) makes it more appealing (IMO).