pivnizub (9206) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle: Huge, lasting, rocky head, hazy, orangey coloured; complex fruity nose (oranges, bananas, peaches(?)), some traces of caramel and alcohol; sweetish fruity start, moderate sweet flavour; the fruity, yeasty, complex taste becomes dryer towards the end; dry slightly bitter aftertaste. Fine, but not sooo impressive, a well made, stronger Weizen colud do the same job.....
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2005 Cloudy orange-yellow with a big white head. Herbal tea-ish, yeasty aroma. Citrus and yeast with a bit of bitterness at the end on the back of the tongue. Some spice in there as well. Refreshing and light.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. We’re twisting our brain trying to remember what this smell is. Something from the garden, anyways. This is an excellent tripel and I really, really like it. It fills up my mouth and my senses and makes me wish the bottle was larger.
ALLOVATE (2595) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 Quite surprised by this one, wouldn’t go out of my way to call it a Tripel, it seemed too unique for any classification. Held one in the cellar for a year or so, and poured it (12-14 degrees) into a stumpy tulip glass. A big dense two layered whitish head formed from the pour, atop a hazy peach body, with a lot of fine yeast that remained captured in suspension. Sweet toffee, lemon and orange peel nose with a balance of vanilla and drying herbal and floral hops. Aroma followed each mouthful well. Smooth, yet high in carbonation (not biting), very fruity and yeasty. Lightly spiced, husky and mellowing; light fruity smooth swallow, long and a little warming. Beautifully balanced and well rounded in its sweetish flavours throughout, smooth and very dry in the mouth (driest of the chimay’s) it, honestly, deserves another sip, more complex than my notes, this was a lovely beer that shouldn’t be labelled a tripel. Absolutely lovely and unique!!! (75cL Cinq cents, BBE 2005)
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 Insane carbonation. Bananas like their others thx to yeast I’m guessing with pepper and spices. Solid Tripel, but I’ll take R or B over this in a second.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2009 Very nice beer slightly inferior to the Blue label but a great beer as well.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange. Thick white head. Flowery nose with hints of cork. Dry flavour with hints of almond and vanilla. Thick mouthfeel, slight alcoholic.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
maybe i am new to the style, so dont hoold it against me, but dear lord this shit smelled like budweiser or budlight. the flavor was (thankfuklly) better but not by a ton. it was aight. there was a lot of rubber and a lot of burnt oranges. very creamy head and flavor. hints of oak and some spice on the end... meh
MiP (14442) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 Bottle. Very fruity, slightly yeasty aroma. Golden colour, slightly hazy. Semi-stable, white head. Peppery flavour, slightly sweet with a good hoppiness, dry and grassy. The aftertaste does not seem as dry as other Chimays, but quite bitter.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a oaky, strawish murky color. Smells of prunes, grapes, and oak. Tastes like fruit, wheat malt, cloves, and spice. A very good beer.