ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 2, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled(330ml). -the best Chimay, hazy yellow-orange coloured, creamy white head, crisp and clean mouthfeel, great hoppy and fruity aroma with excellant spicy notes, pleasant yeasty and fruity finish
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite of the Chimays. Fairly fruity with a sweet character that blends in nicely with a slightly bitter finish. Very enjoyable.
Ughsmash (7281) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cL bottle. Slightly hazy medium-golden pour with a short white head and some black sediment. Nose was strong with the Belgian yeast, lighter fruits (green grapes, raisins, pears), peppery spices, and some floral-type hoppage. Crisp and clean mouthfeel, and lightly astringent toward the back. Rather highly-carbonated, but ideal for flavor development here. Flavors followed the aroma well, with bright lighter fruits, some breadiness/mustiness from the yeast, pepper, oranges, and a wonderful floral/herbal hop presence. Lightly warming on the way down, and a long-lasting fruity and yeasty finish. This is a most excellent brew!
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful golden orange with huge head. Aroma is tangy sizzle herbs. Taste is nice, strong, slightly acidic hoppy and floral. Perfect slippery palate with only a light, pleasant aftertaste.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked and caged bottle with the corked marked 11/04. Small white fizzy head that quickly dissipated, fine-small sized bubbles, poor lacing, carbonated, and an orange hue. Malty, hoppy, sweet, fruity, spicy aroma. Acidic, malty, tart, fruity, hoppy flavor. Very tingly mouthfeel.
Habanero (3045) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 One of my my favorite tripels. Medium white head. Golden color. Wonderfull aroma. Balanced sweet and malty flavor. Further description will follow...
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 I expected more from this Beers, and the Brewery It was a good beer, but it was not that strong as some others.
asheft (2670) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark yellow with foamy islands from the effervescent foci. The aroma is farmhousey with banana and dried apricots but not raisins; medium sweetness. Nice dry bitterness in the flavour that is woody-grape, though the flavour does contain a significant amount of noble hops, especially in the finish, which compliments a pleasant malt sweetness. Quite a bit of carbonation, with a light to medium body and perfect driness.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very disappointing pour from a 750ml bottle renders a head of coarse, soapy bubbles resting on top of a rust tinted and slightly clouded beer. Head frankly looks like some of the more uninspired pilsners I’ve had. Aroma is weak and lacks the bread and fruit complexities expected in a Tripel of this supposed caliber. It even has a hint of a chemical odour that is at least mildly off-putting. Thought the taste and mouthfeel might redeem aforementioned wrongs... nope. Hints at fruits but gives way almost instantly to persistant bitterness. The drink is coarse. Overall, a big let down in the world of Trappists. I’ll hold out for Rochefort or Westmalle next time.
TaktikMTL (6311) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’houblon et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle voilée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un énorme col mousseux avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes, d’épices et d’houblons. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. L’effervescence en bouche est forte. Présence d’amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #319)