BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an impressive head that left good lacing. The aroma showed a good mix of lemon, flowers, and spices. The flavor was fruity hops with a comfortable bitterness. Light, crisp, and dry.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 BOTTLE: 11.20oz. 46F. Pours a fantastic hazy golden with an incredible off white head shaped like a volcanic mountain, leaving thick lacing as it dissolves. Aroma is citrus, wheat, yeast, spice. Flavor is like a beautiful hefeweizen but more complex, spicy and light citrus. Palate is lively and quenching, but very short. Excellent!
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, dirty gold pour with a big white head. Lacing lasts all day. Nose is yeast and hops, with an underlying sweetness. Flavor is a touch bitter, slightly yeasty, with a light spiciness. Light mouthfeel, somewhat dry. A solid tripel.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy gold with a firm white head. A trace of sediment. Yeasty aroma with a background sweetness. The taste is more bitter than I expected. At first this was a surprise, but I began to appreciate the combination of dryness and spicy yeast more and more. This would be a good introduction to Belgian beer for someone, like me, brought up on traditional English bitters.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Tyler’s in Chapel Hill. Hay golden color with white head that laced the glass Chimay goblet it was served in. Yeast, alcohol, and citrusy hop aromas. Yeast, alcohol, and dried apricots come out in the flavor. Slight hop bitterness.
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is actually my favorite of the three. It is fragrant, light, and delicious. Certainly one of my favorite tripels.
ogivlado (6428) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 2, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled(330ml). -the best Chimay, hazy yellow-orange coloured, creamy white head, crisp and clean mouthfeel, great hoppy and fruity aroma with excellant spicy notes, pleasant yeasty and fruity finish
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite of the Chimays. Fairly fruity with a sweet character that blends in nicely with a slightly bitter finish. Very enjoyable.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cL bottle. Slightly hazy medium-golden pour with a short white head and some black sediment. Nose was strong with the Belgian yeast, lighter fruits (green grapes, raisins, pears), peppery spices, and some floral-type hoppage. Crisp and clean mouthfeel, and lightly astringent toward the back. Rather highly-carbonated, but ideal for flavor development here. Flavors followed the aroma well, with bright lighter fruits, some breadiness/mustiness from the yeast, pepper, oranges, and a wonderful floral/herbal hop presence. Lightly warming on the way down, and a long-lasting fruity and yeasty finish. This is a most excellent brew!
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful golden orange with huge head. Aroma is tangy sizzle herbs. Taste is nice, strong, slightly acidic hoppy and floral. Perfect slippery palate with only a light, pleasant aftertaste.