Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smell is awesome, flower, oranges. tastes like fruit, a pinch of alcohol and cumin. a really well done tripel with good thick mouthfeel and a lingering bitter and fruity finish, yummy!
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rated this after a bottle of Chimay Blue (bad idea). Looks absolutely beautiful, slightly cloudy luminous light gold in colour with a huge rocky white head the sticks around and leaves plenty of lace. Aroma is medicinal and flowery. Taste starts with sweet malt, with a medicinal middle and a dry and slightly bitter finish. Mouth feel is exquisite; they have done a great job of balancing the viscosity from the high levels of alcohol with fine carbination. I should have tasted this before the Blue. Think I will re-rate the Blue now, I need to give it more credit for subtly and balance.
profane (40) - ITALY - APR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Magnum bottle, year 2000. Malted, alcoholic and a very long end. A very nice foam, stable and long. Bitter taste. Cloudy.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pale Orangey Coloring with Big White Creamy Head. Fruity Aroma with Yeastiness Hovering About. Carries Through to the Palate.. With Light Subtle Spices and a Comfortably Heavy Mouthfeel. Very Good But a Beer You Have to Be in the Mood For.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Great Belgian. Pours a cloudy orange/golden body with a nice thick white head in a Chimay glass. Lots of sediments. Yeasty aroma with some fruity, hoppy scents. Medium mouthfeel. Spicy flavor. Alcohol can be detected. Chewy. Smooth, warm finish.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In my opinion not one of the better Belgian tripels. Cardboard and grass nose. Notes of grain and wheat on the palate with some mild funkiness. Mild sour apple an pear flavors overpowered by the cardboard.
IndianaRed (2765) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a hazy light yellow/amber with a hugh foamy white head. Hevy lacing. Lots of visible carbonation rising up. Sweet light malts and belgian spice in the aroma. Some notes of warm toast w/ honey. Flavors are much the same but sharper and more bitter. Lively carbonation. Very light grain and slightly sweet malts, almost pilsnerish at first. The immediate aftertaste is where the hops and bitterness kick in. A marked transition. Finish is quick and fairly dry. The ABV is not very noticeable.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light fruit flavored aroma. Orange/tan hue with a long standing white bubbly head. Light taste with a slight bite at the end.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a cloudy orange color w/ slight head and lacing. The aroma had a slight citrus note w/ light fermented fruit, apples, and grapes. The flavor had pretty much the same, but it was thinner. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge head from the bottle, which I expected from the style. It’s got a fruity aroma, but it’s taste fails to match up to the other Chimays I have had ( but not rated ). Okay, but I expected more.