canary dog (680) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An ethereal nose of straw, yeast, and esther begins the Cinq Cents journey. A hoary cloud of fluffy but sturdy foam caps a golden body, much like it does with the rouge. The body is solid and lush, and the flavor is full, finishing in a tasteful combination of fruitiness, yeast, alcohol, and hoppy bitterness-- and in that order. A fine brew.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Bright copper coloring with just a bit of a head. Yeasty aromas. Hoppy and refreashing but also has a bit of Heineken-ish skunkiness to it. Carbonation is fantastic.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the freakin frog las vegas. This stuff is heavenly, but I suppose that’s just a matter of my opinion. The aroma of this stuff is wonderful, must be served in proper glassware. Apparently Rosemary’s here in town has it too with other rare beers, but I’ve yet to give that a try. If you can find it on tap, go for it and go broke. Of course, it’s one of my all time favorites..
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 Well, Happy New Year... 750ml served in a St Bernardus goblet. Clear golden pour with small creamy white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is heavy on the hops with a little fruit. Flavor is quite hoppy, tripel in character, but pronounced bitter finish along with that astringent Chimay yeast which I do not find appealing. At least it has some character.. the Bleu I tried was markedly less flavorful and appealing. The Rouge is a little better. Mouthfeel is quite smooth and full bodied, a little buttery. Only a hint of sweetness at the start and then quite dry through to the finish. I can see where the hop heads would go for this, but its not what I want. Not pleasant at all. I guess the Allagash has spoiled me.
nick76 (4278) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2004 One of the most unique beer on the market this one is my favorite of the Chimay beers. A little lighter than its Red and Blue brothers but all in all a more balanced beer. A wonderful beer to serve with just about any meal.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, x-mas ’04. Cloudy golden brown/orange pour, nice big head. Sweet yeasty nose, fruity notes as well. Bitter yeast, full mouthfeel, good solid aftertaste. Slight alcohol prescense.
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap FRTH. Faint estery aroma. Moderate bitterness. Full-bodied. A touch alcoholic, actually rather alcoholic. Quite estery and a touch phenolic, with some considerable bubblegum. Long hoppy finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2005 Chimay, despite its ’mass’ availability, never ceases to please me with its brews. One would think that such popularity would somehow diminish the quality of the product, but Chimay has not succumbed to such folly. A nice, light citrus scent greets the drinker. A subtle yeast, grapefruit, and lemon shake hands with the imbiber. Great brew.
GonZoBeeR (2959) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apperarance:gold body with yeast.
Very good tripel.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spic, floral aroma with yeast and floral hops. Opaque buff in color with a fluffy white head. Slightly sweet in flavor. Yeasty, fruity bread flavors with a little bitter finish. Very refreshing.