Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden body with that standard trappist head, nice and fluffy. Smells of fruit (white grape, some fig possibly). Taste is fruity with a bit of spice and wood notes. Pretty tasty but when it warmed it felt a bit watery.
ElGaucho (2284) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Belgian strong aroma. Murky orange in color with large, mostly lasting, frothy, off-white head. Lots of carbonation. My palate had to get used to this brew initially because I had just eaten a piece of birthday cake. Didn’t take long, however. Fairly well balanced though pretty dry. Strong alcohol profile. Some bitterness and some clove notes. A good brew.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Orange color, hazy, large white head. Yeasty, with coriander. Flavor is spicy up front, yeasty finish. Soft, a little bitter at end, and fruity.
Sten (695) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper colour with a small white head. A very nice aroma for a tripel. A soft fruity taste with some hops noticeable. The aftertaste has a bitter undertone. (Bottle 33cl)
Eructoblaster (3286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Superb cloudy golden body with yeasty chunks and a lasting white foamy head. Pleasant and complex malty/hoppy aroma with various notes of herbs, flowers, and fruits. Alcohol is very well hidden. Taste carries nice hoppy flavors and leaves a long bitter finish. Classical...
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours out a darker yellow color with a huge head. my bottle blew the cork off it it, so be careful when opening. taste is sweet, refreshing, blah blah its been said 650+ times by everyone else. this is a good triple, a really good triple.
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 Pours a cloudy amber with moderate white head. Nice fruity aroma. Spicy. Cloves. Very complex. Finish is dry and roasty.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Labeled as Cinq Cents. Poured a beautiful clody amber, with a lot of bubbles and a good head which dissipated a little quickly - but it was a good show. Palate was more heavy than I would have supposed for the amount of carbonation - it was a nice combo. Malty start, grassy middle, with a hoppy finish. Strong bitter aftertaste. The one major negative for me was the nose, which smelled sopmewhat of a urinal. But all in all this is very enjoyable. God bless the monks!
onelststnd (19) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very good beer. The taste is rather fruity but distinctive. Easily one of my favorites, it can be hard to keep around the house if company suddenly appears at the door. Can be bought at Trader Joes, World Market and even Von’s in CA.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle 03/05. Like the other Chimays, this beer is gorgeous. Hazy and golden. Pour it into a Chimay goblet and you can see the constant stream of tiny bubbles eminating from the etching. Banana is the strongest aroma, but there’s also the omnipresent yeasty and mustiness in most Belgians, along with a subtle citrus and vanilla notes. This is slightly dry and bitter when chilled, but damn is it smoooooth when it begins to warm. Like drinking silk ... seriously. Sweet, spicy and peppery flavor. The alcohol doesn’t present itself until it hits the back of your throat, but even then, it disappears quickly behind a dry, bitter and smooth finish. In my opinion, this is only a tick behind the Red as far as the Chimays go.