steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 100th RATING!!! / didn’t care too much for the aroma, musty yeast. flavor and palate is what dominates: banana bread, cherries, smooth, and animated. flavor summed up as fruity peppers? a delight nonetheless, but nothing entirely too special. very good brew. (updated only to note that this is rating #100!!!)
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed this while watching the 1st half of the OSU/Michigan game. Woot!!, what a great game. Anyway, this brew pours a hazy clover honey amber. The giant off white frothy head is mostly lasting with good lacing. The subtle nose is licorice, roses, alcohol, strawberry/banana/cherry, and pepper. The flavor is lighter than I expected for the gravity. Great balance with the alcohol remaining concealed and elusive - just the way I like it. Tangy middle and a long peppery finish. The medium dry and fizzy palate finishes chalky. This is definitely a beer that must be allowed to warm and breathe. P.S. enjoyed this with a Mama Mimi's "Take N Bake" pizza. For all those of you in central Ohio that haven't tried one - GET ON IT!!
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful head, wonderful aroma, hoppy crisp start, with a variety of taste sensations on the palate.
Dredd (681) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
well this is a great beer, nice aroma, great golden colour & head. The flavour is a bit simpler and perhaps a bit sweeter than other chimay offerings, but at the same time, it goes down fantastically smooth. Nice, but i still give the nod to chimay bleu.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 ml. bottle. Pours cloudy and peachy amber in color with a large white head that dissipated rather rapidly. Aroma is citrus, spice, breadiness, malts and piney hops. Flavor is sweet and yeasty with lots of spice - coriander and pepper - with a strong hop finish. Nice round mouthfeel. Nice, but I like the other Chimay offerings better.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Being a huge fan of this Abbey Igave tthis one a shot. It was a pale colour, very cloudy. Creamy\ spicy taste that was very satisfying. I'll agree with the previous raters comment on its apparent lack of complexity but still definitely a nice trippel
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A local cigar bar just got this on tap served in the Chimay glass, so I had to try it even though the $12 was way steep for Chimay.
One of my favorite Tripels, it had a spicy aroma and a beautiful pale orange with a fluffy head. Yeasty flavor of fresh bread and figs, not as complex as the Blue but darn good.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Bottled, stored for one year.
Orange, hazy with delicate white head.
Fruity aroma with notes of apricots, apple, rubber and spices.
Spicy flavor with notes of almonds and alcohol.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden colour, cloudy. Beige head that is thick and lasting. Hoppy aroma, dry hop bitter to it. Carbonated smooth palate. Sweet malts.Spicy and peppery Musty aroma. Slight must in flavour as well. Slight wheatiness. Slight alcohol. Everything is quite well balanced.
haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber color. Thick frothy head. Hoppy and yeast aroma. Complex flavor, with soem malt, spice, and fruit possibly? I enjoyed having this with some friends at the Beer Sellar in Nashville, TN.