Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall I thought this was a pretty good tripel. More hop flavor and bitterness than other beers in the style. Pleasant spiciness and fruitiness in the aroma.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 Beautiful to look at, a light brandy color with a nice thick small bubbled head. Aroma smells of hops and that unusual Chimay aroma that must be a product of their yeast. Hoppy more so than the other beers of Chimay slight taste of wine the hops are a stand out, again making this beer much different than Chimay’s other beers
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a dark gold color and formed a bubbly white head that left trace lace when it subsided. An aroma of malt, citrus and lightly of caramel. The flavor was of malt and caramel and the finish was quite dry. Not my favorite of the Chimays, but still a very good beer.
maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another classic from this wonderful label. Too hoppy for my taste but you simply have to admire the pure "class" of these beers. That unique Chimay taste with way more hops than the either the Red or the Blue. This one I really like cold. Very nice to have around but not my personal favourite.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 Pours a golden apricot color with tiny bubbles and a thick white head. Aroma is spicy and yeasty. Flavor is complex and spicy and the palate is champange like. Nice Tripel.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The appearance is perfect, a thick white head crowning a translucent golden liquid. The smell is tantalizing. The taste however is the best part. It tastes sweet, but in a way that does not assault the senses. There is a hoppy, fruity taste followed by a welcomed hint of bitterness. The palate is full, more than I expected in such a light beer.
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 White frothy head sitting atop a slightly opaque golden color. Smells heavy of yeast and malt. Taste is very smooth and nice on your tongue. Yeast taste is strong, with light hints of sweet fruit.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge white frothy head. HInts of yeast & a nice toasty maltiness. Very gentle, clean & crisp. Plenty of subdued hops. Great yeast presence among the light fruits and sweetness.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dry, but it had a nice bitter bite to it.