StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a glowing orange, with thick, wonderfully mountainous off-white head. Very good, as itís reputation declares, but this is probably my least favourite of the 3 Chimay offerings. Itís quite hoppy for an Abbey beer and perhaps that took me by surprise. Not as robust as I think I want it to be, and a little bit thin in flavour. The finish is, as others have mentioned, long and dry. All-in-all, this is of course a great beer, but perhaps not as ass-kickingly complex as I wanted it to be.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, no date. Pours a hazy orange golden with some chunks and a one finger fading eggshell head. Aroma of yeast, and dusty grassy hops are the strongest, though the overall aroma isnít terribly strong. There was a little bit of fruitiness as well. Flavor is the same with a little bit of candy sugar added. Dry bitter finish. With the exception of La Chouffeís Houblon, this is the hoppiest tripel Iíve had. A little bit of warming ETOH noted. Highly carbonated, a little lighter bodied than I had expected. This was a little bit of a letdown for me. I think that some of the reason for my low score is for the lack of complexity. Sure it tasted all right, but I just didnít feel it had enough going on with it.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As trippels go, not one of my favorites. Murky gold pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma is yeasty and spicy, with a tiny bit of banana. The taste is heavily vanilla and raisins, mixed with what I can only describe as cake batter. No banana or yeast esters at all. Very creamy mouthfeel. Probably will not get again.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Bacchus. Amber with thin head remaining when served in the standard Chimay trappist glass. Spicy aroma, caramelized banana and brandy with some dandelion flower. Flavor of clove spiced banana bread and golden raisins with a cave-like mustiness on the finish. Thin palate and slight carbonation.
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden slightly hazy bitter least fav of all trappist ales, better then many different ales but uhhm just not up my alley
kopestes (164) - Braine líAlleud, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Golden hazy color with big white head. Lot of CO2. A bit bitter but pleasant aftertaste. Nice trappist.
Roberto (3) - Harelbeke, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2006 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Pours a hazy golden color. Lots of carbonation and an aroma of fruit and yeast. Bitter, fruity flavor and a nice thick palate. Good beer with lots of flavor complexity but at $3 a beer itís one that iíll save for special occassions.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber with a thick white head. Rich dried fruit smell with a slight malt finish. Full fruit finish with a minty after finish.
Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hazy cidery color with medium white head and cidery aroma. Taste is a good blend of bittersweet and spicy. My favorite of the three common chimays. $3.50/11.2oz
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours a very cloudy deep gold with a white head. The head is very thick and lasting with different sized bubbles. The aroma has some spice, lots of bready malt, lots of yeast, some grassy notes, and hints of honey. The flavor starts with grassy flavors, a little hops, lots of doughy malts, and some carbonation zip. More honey and some fruit (sweet grapes, perhaps some apple) come along midway. The beer has very long and dry finish that includes a touch of hop bitterness. Some alcohol is perceptible in the aroma, but is well hidden in the taste.