TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
fruity aroma and thick white head a bit of a turn off, lots of carbonation too noticable on palate. good bitter aftertaste that fades quickly.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
While this is very good, it is my least favorite of the Chimays. Pours with a huge white head and has lots of carbonation. Very cloudy. Has lots of banana in the aroma and flavor. Kinz said it well that tobacco is very strong in the aroma and flavor. This is not complex and the alcohol definitely comes through and gives it some bite. A little piney and slightly citrusy in the finish. A little disapointing after having the other Chimays.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours hazy(fell over in the ride home)copper amber with a large head that fades slowly. aromas of vanilla, orange, hops, and coriander. flavors of malt, oranges, coriander, hoppy bitterness, vanilla, and ending with an alcohol pepperiness. body is moderate with some creamyness from the carbonation. a bit musty. the blanche on tap is brighter and more refreshing. still a good beer.
Kinz (3291) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Deep gold, pretty white head, tiny bubbles. Faint slightly cedary and tobacco aroma, with some orange. Flavors are faintly of apricot, moving into an almost ashy hop finish. Decent, bu the weakest of the Chimay line up, and there are many far better tripels out there as well.
Baroque1977 (25) - Southeastern, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex and delicious, with that charachteristic Chimay yeast strain aroma and taste... similar but IMHO slightly better than Duvel.
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Could not detect any distinct aroma with this beer (might have been the smoke in the bar). Cloudy golden color with good lacing. Mix of fruit and bitter taste. Good carbonation.
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Very hazy golden color with good carbonation and a thick white head. Has a mixed nose. Some sweet mixed with hops and yeast. Very potent flavor of yeast and a little fruit undertone. Mouthfeel is a little harsh at the beginning but slowly gives way to a silky finish.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I brought home a growler of this from Sean Bolan's in Bel air,MD.Aroma is full of banana,yeast,clove,hop.The taste is lacking compared to the bottled version(but still very satisfiying).Smooth but not the same w/o that bottle conditiond champagne-like carbonation.More drinkable in it's flater draft version which is quite a treat four blocks from my door.The bottled version has more character(and is more preferred)
auto (163) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
white head which dissipated fairly quickly and left slight foam traces on the outside of the glass. murky golden body.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity floral aroma which was slightly skunky. Pine and pineapple flavors with a slightly citrus twist.