TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an inviting golden blonde with a huge white head. Aroma is dominated by fruity spiciness. Flavor is smooth and fruity with a hint of hoppiness. Finish is short and sweet with a slight champagne dryness.
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A thick off white head on a orange/gold body. Very rich aroma of yeast at first, with undertones of some bananna, grapes and hops. A very smooth beer, quite light. Much like the tripple karmeliet I had. Not my favorite style, i prefer the red and blue.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, unfiltered orange with a monstrously creamy thick off-white head. Aroma of banana, clove and fresh grassy hops. Flavor has notes of white wine, some caramel, banana, clove, lemon, some pear and ending with plenty of zesty earthy floral hops. Plesant sweetness, beautifully balanced by the hops. The body is very full, with a nice, airy texture and lively fine-beaded carbonation - just perfect. Lacing coats the entire glass, thick creamy head retention until the very end. Great stuff.
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, obviously. Pours a very pretty orange tinted cloudy gold. Its like it is more orange in the middle, and gold around the edges. This beer bounces around for a while inside the glass when poured, which I like. Large foamy white head that hangs around for a good long while. Super consistent lacing on the side of the glass. Initial aroma is very yeasty and fruity, like a hefeweizen. Yup, yeast and wheat dominate the aroma, with maybe just a hint of pear and even less of white grape. Taste hits you with the malt up front. The overall flavor is really dominated by it, but some of the pear and yeast come through as well. There are some other super subtitle notes, perhaps floral, but Iím just not able to pinpoint them right now. Mouth feel is pretty great; milk consistency and smooth, the ever present head makes it feel even more luxurious than it would otherwise. Warms the chest quite a bit. Finishes with wheat, floral hoppiness, a tad of apple peel, and alcohol. Well, itís a Chimay. You get a really freakiní good beer. Just isnít a revolutionary really freakiní good beer. Still, these are the beers you bring to a wine tasting.
ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2007 33cl bottle. Large white creamy head with good lacing. Orange in colour and aroma. Aroma is also of straw and cookies or cereal with light hops and light alcohol. Flavour also has some alcohol and tastes similar to Chimay Red but stronger and more bitter but still balanced. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and slightly astringent finish.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml corked bottle. Golden-orange with big, rocky white head. Aromas of yeast, lemon citrus, grass, citrusy and earthy hops, and metal. Flavor is a nice combination of yeast and grassy hops with a hint of lemon citrus throughout. Pleasantly high carbonation lends a nice dry finish. Fantastic stuff.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
yeast cookies like sea monkeys in this thick orange body with a beautiful laced head, ,bright aroma, yeasty tingle in the nasal cavaties, of a similar calibur as the ímr. smellyí marker variety pack, delicate palate, yeasty but i think the hops dominate this tripel more than I see in most tripels iíve observed, and the bitters are very well balance, went with the bree and timlamook extra sharp cheddar very well on this christmas eve
DerWeg (1551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow colour, deep friut and darl bitterness, full tasting, a little Saison-funky it seems, good but not my fave.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright golden yellow color. Aromas of hops, fruit, and a little yeast. Has a light fruity taste, with some yeasty notes, and a good hop flavor.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden color nice fluffy head, great spiciness with some slight fruit to it, and the alcohol was the perfect amount.