punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is better than Chimay Blue, for sure, but does not compete with the Rouge. A darker tasting brew, it looks lighter than the Rouge, with a nice caramel colored head. Not as complex as Rouge, but more so than the plain, average-tasting Blue. This is a nice brew, but I wouldn’t drop the bucks on it again.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This tastes of a quality beer, and looks the same. It is cloudy, golden, and free, though expensive (I did not pay). The taste is pleasant and mellow and I prefer it to Chimay Bleu. Woohoo.
raymow (846) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not a Belgian beer expert by any stretch, but if someone asked me to describe a Belgian beer - I’d simply tell them to try one of these. Excellent in all respects. Great foamy white head, excellent floral and fruity aromas, and very good flavor. To me at least - this is "the" Belgian beer!
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden with a huge white head. Has aroma of yeast. Tastes of fruit, yeast, and hops.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured a deep golden color with a thick lasting head. constant flow of carbonation bubbles. great floral hoppy aroma!.. good flavor of hops and malts with an addition of yeast flavors. nice alcohol finish.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chimay Glass night at McNellies (buy a chimay keep the goblet)
It was a beautiful site chimay goblets all around full of golden elixir topped with meringue like head. I made feeble attempts to explain its origins but alas it fell upon deaf and drunk ears for these Coors light drinkers had never drank an 8% beer. They tried to understand but they did not know how Belgian monkeys could brew such a fine beer ….I tried to explain monks and the monistic life (abstinence) but they were not listening. I tried explaining the yeast and its importance and how it is responsible for the earthy aromas with hints of raisins and how the hops gives it crispness they were not buying any of it. Belgian monkeys sure can brew good beer they would say I would shake my head
in disgust….beer hell indeed
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy gold, lasting white head with lots of lace. Aroma of fruit and hop flowers. Good dose of hops. Nice malty taste. Raisins. Fruity yeast. Lasting hop bitterness. Small carbonation bubbles that sting the tongue.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought a gift pack tonight with the red,white and blue Chimay along with the big chimay glass for $10.99.
The white poured a loghtorange/ amber with a thick heavy white head.
Nice aroma of hops and citrus.
Hops is the flavor with a light alcohol finish.
Much better than thr blue...at least for me.
Garrat (1301) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From various bottles.Gold in colour,some head,lot’s of fruit,hops and pepper.Another one I used to like but can’t get on with these days.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
It was a nice treat to find this on tap at a pub in Northern California. This is a very nice triple. It has a lovely nose, a nice chewy mouth, and a smooth finish.