jgentgesdo (665) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 This is a re-rate... Hazy yellow color with medium head. Spicy, floral nose. Apricot, banana, orange, grapefruit, and grape flavors, with nice yeast fullness. Not as sweet as Tripel Karmeliet, but flavors are more complex and not overwhelmed by honey. Mildly bitter aftertaste that leaves me wanting more.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle
Appearance; thickly opaque dark orange hue, with a full-flowering head of foam that dwindles and disappears almost immediately.
Aroma: sharp citrus, yeast, sour, must, ...that’s it...
Taste: rather blase, little going on with the flavor, nothing to busy the palate.
Malt, yeast, thick citric, orangey feel, but little else, small, if any, hops, and fading flavor. Too sharp, too spicy, with little in the body and texture to balance that out. Feels drab, really, leaden, cardboard-y, actually. I don’t re-visit this ale too often, so my memory is fuzzy whether this is supposed to taste so dreary.
Over halfway in, the fruitiness is broader, with more flavors swimming about, juicy, tropical fruits,pineapple, sweet, spicy, kicky...a far cry from the best tripels of Belgium. I may actually look into it, again, to investigate whether this sampling was inferior, and perhaps the brew was meant to taste much more amazingly. Until then...Chimay’s is an underwhelming tripel experience.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My serving of this was not all that great, if I can get this served in the propper way and under some better conditions then I will definately re rate this thing. Darker in colour with a big white long lasting head. The nose is mostly wheat and just a dab of malts which gives it a faint fruit presence. The tasete is bitter with some sourness to it. We had this at room temerature as well, dont think that this helped it too much.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky amber body with white head. Aroma was interesting. Banana bread. Maybe gingerbread. Certainly some spice and fruit tones. Yeast. Good creamy mouthfeel. Flavor was mildly hoppy, fruity, some sweetness. Not a preferred style of mine but not a bad drink.
Kevin (2061) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a light brown with a volumous head that lasts. aroma is slightly skunky with a peach tint. flavor is enjoyable after the first taste. hop flavored raisin is the primary taste. finishes smooth the flavvors mellow out and leave a great impression.
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another good ale from Chimay. This one seems to be the lightest in terms of flavor and complexity which makes it a little more drinkable in large amounts. Nice thick, fluffy head that lasts. Small touch of fruit with a nice full flavor.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy light brown color with huge long lasting head. Fruity aroma with some spicyness in there too. Flavor was totally different from aroma: strong carbonation biting in start and hops making flavor and after taste to be very bitter and lasting. Ending is very dry and some grassy flavors can be noticed too. Full bodied palate with some alcohol taste leaving warm feeling to mouth. Seems strange but I rated this White version to have points than more popular Blue one, but it’s not a mistake. This is my favourite Chimay.
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Disappointing to me. Good looking but a bit bitter and dry aftertaste. I didn´t recognize the fruity part of the palet much.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very bubbly, like champagne. Looks beautiful in the right glass. Golden colored with a moderate amount of head. Similar to the other Chimays which means amazing.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft: pours golden tan with a bubbly white head that bubbles away quickly, lively in the glass with small bubbles like champagne. nose of grapes maybe some hops. tingly in the nares and mouth fruit with lots of body. seems light for a tripel but is easy to drink and quite good.