akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught-Liar’s Club, San Diego. Beautiful presentation. Opaque orange with lovely and firm white head. the aroma is wonderfully inviting. Spicy aroma. the palate is very lively, keeps it from getting thick on the tongue, also keeps the flavors exciting. Excellent taste. Alcohol is there but it is well matched, and disguised, by the spices and slight fruitiness that also come through. I need to drink more of this beer, just not on tap, it is a little too pricey for me in the bars.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, as all Chimay beers are. Big dense head, citrus/fruity nose, hazy gold/light brown colour. Good fruity and yeasty flavour but I think I prefer the Red.
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
fresh,fruity and yeasty
great as an apperitife
Still think that the ’red’ and ’blue’ is better
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Dark golden color with a big foamy eggshell white head. A great combination of aromatic hops (Tettanger?)and fruity tastes. Very tasty!
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definately better than the red.Nice hops, balanced well with the malt. Grapefruit(?) aroma.Lively palate.Definately worth another try.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a peaty, barny, fruity aroma; taste citric/hoppy, yeasty, almost salty with good malt in the background; dry, piney finish. Very nice.
bsii99 (13) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
There’s a lot going on here. I really enjoyed it, but before I can say much else I’d have to try it again. Had it out of a Chimay Goblet, which enhanced my drinking experience. Easy to drink with a nice texture. Very nice to look at, with a constant slow swirl in the surface foam. The big problem here was a very malty acidic burp several hours later.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cinq Cents] Very nice appearance. Much wheat and fruitiness in the nose. Dry, fruity and hoppy flavour. Reminds me of Leffe Blonde. This is not one of the best trappists I’ve had.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a typical triple belgian strong ale. the alcohol is very prominent (some would say it tastes of methylated spirits). It has small notes of wheat especially in the aroma. The head is very smart. Not my favourite Chimay though.
LordNeuf (135) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another well done Ale. Still prefer the red. But I’m special in that way.