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.
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 (14446) - Sřnderborg, 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.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber pour with orange highlites supporting a tall rocky white head which looked great surrounded by the gold rim of the Chimay chalice. Bright hoppy aroma with yeast, hay, malt, pepper and orange peel. Flavors matched the aroma with the malt up front and the hops firmly keeping the sweetness in check. Mouthfeel was silky and finish was sweet but still crisp with a rounded bitterness. Easy to see why this is a world classic.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a Chimay goblet, a near hazy apple cider color with a high head that is amazingly fluffy and long-lasting. The nose was crisp and sweet with a nutty wheat aroma. Pine, grapefruit, lemon and spicey hops also tingle the nostrils. The taste was a sweet and boozy with lemon, grapefruit and wheat with a nutty oak backbone in the end. The finish was piney and dry with a nice medium feel. The feel was medium to full with active carbonation throughout. This is a strong one at 8.0 abv. However, the alcohol doesn’t take anthing away from it’s flavour or it’s drinkability. Just pace yourself...
noattention (20) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a huge fan of Belgian beers, but those who are say this is one of the best. Golden, with a distinct taste that, like many Belgian beers, isn’t quite "beer like." Try it for yourself.
SSSteve (3950) - - JUN 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2005 hazy orange color. white frothy head. sweet spice flavor with noticable alcohol. mild bitterness in finish.
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.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Volo, served in a Chimay Goblet (or whatever you want to call it). Golden brown pour. Big bubbly white head, frothy, but it did dissipate quickly. Looks like Orval! Strong spice aroma, some alcohol present as well. Strong sharp citrus taste. Thin to medium mouthfeel. Strong alcohol in taste, especially as it warms. It doesn’t look it, but this feels very carbonated - almost too much, detracts from the flavour. Flavour is certainly more one dimensional than the Blue. There is a roof of your mouth spiciness to this that I didn’t quite care for. Nice to sip, as I did reading a book on the patio, but just not as well rounded or flavourful as the Blue or to a lesser extend, the Red.