ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I do believe this is my first Chimay Blanche....Lively carbonation; thick, frothy, head dissipating quickly; metallic, yeasty, citrus aroma; nice, fruity, tangy, complex flavor, not too ’funky’ tasting; moderately-full bodied, creamy texture; outstanding, well balanced tripel.
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think this is my favorite chimay. Clear golden pour with a fine bubly head. Nose of hops in a big way, more hoppy then I expected. Hits the palate smooth with some fruit and malt flavors, and of course some hops.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow color with good good off white head and some lacing. There was a fruit smell and sweet first taste with a little kick at the end.
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was gone before I even had a chance to type my notes out. Anyway here is what I remember, hazy dull orange body with a good size off white head, aroma was fruity and yeasty, taste was lovely! Soft pepper, some malt, raisins and a little cloves. Good alcohol and a lovely mouthfeel.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden beer with a tall and foamy off-white head. Cheese, hay and yeast in the aroma. Taste is quite mild for a tripel. Hay, yeast, cheese and spices. Hides the alcohol well. A good tripel!
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL Bottle, 04.06.04 Pours a darker, orangish amber color; head is typically ample for a tripel, lacing, and lasting. Aromas are of ripe white fruits (pear, banana, grapefruit juice) and spice (corriander, clove). It smells and tastes fresh and lithe. A versatile beer, it can take the place of chardonay with a spicey or fishy dish. In fact, some wine notes carry over from nose to flavor. Hops are, as advertised, nicely intertwined with the yeasts, but this beer might just be too hoppy for its own good...its only downfall, IMO. The beer is so fresh tasting, so grassy, peppery, floral, fruity; the finishing betterness adds to the fresh effect. It’s hard to imagine that this is a tripel, it is the antithesis of mellow - it is exciting!
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange-amber. Some sediment. Lots of carbonation. Soft, foamy white head. Yeasty (bubble gum, banana), spicy (pepper), & fruity (orange) aroma. Lively, highly carbonated, slightly astringent feel. Complex flavour of yeast (banana, bubble gum), pepper, light malt, & fruit (orange, peach). Firm, dry finish.
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 Cloudy orange fizzy pour. Carbinotation made it interesting and classic Chimay.Tasty but worth sharing the bottle if without food. Bit of spice and pepper and (sour) yeast in taste. Bit bitter and alcohol feel. Aftertaste was dry.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2004 This was really good, simular to the Bleu but better, peppery. Goes Down really easy.
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brassy gold in the glass. Dip your finger into the massive off-white head...you get a soft peak your fingertip, and a crater in the foam. Small amount of camoflage-like lacing. The nose evolves with time and temperature; at various points my glass yielded spicy and earthy notes aromas, yeast, pepper, nutmeg, dates and molasses, composting hay, and pizza crust. Initially slightly sweet taste (honey & water) is followed by flavors of spice, wood, and cowfield. There is also a lightly metallic character that actually enhances the flavor, and carries into the aftertaste. At first, the fluffy and cloudlike palate leads to a leafy bittersweet finish, but the flavor and mouthfeel get pretty wimpy as the carbonation dissipates.