CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Great head. Aroma of pepper and resinous hops. Excellent bitter hop flavour with no evidence of spice or sweetness. Long dry bitter finish.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, honeyed, and tasted frothy though it didnít look it. The kind of beer Iíd drink in a religious gathering or some sort of initiation, Iíd imagine. Initiation into what, I dunno.
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light gold color. Aroma of yeast and mild citrus.Flavor basically how it smelled to had a slightly bitter dry finish.
IMO Chimay has lost a fair amount of itís appeal and is not the beer it was a few years ago.
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle in a tulip glass. Pours an oversized forthy head, in which even the foam has an alcoholic taste, and a pleasant hop note to the smell. A golden hazy body. Once I get past the foam, I find a slight lactic tang among citrus notes and the mouthfeel of a Squirt soda. A delicate, balanced bitterness and the hint of orange peel at the end. Itís just great for relaxing to in the recliner.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
delicious abbey... not quite as sharp as the blue but just as delicious. gets a few extra points for that.
vanvenlo (1346) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
29 Aug 2004 - Soft citrus and grape fruit hop aroma. Cloudy orange golden colour and white well retained head with an even veil of lacing. Crisp clean sweet fruit that appeals to me. A bit to bitter for me, pleasant lingering hop finish, with a nice fizzy disolve. In the end this beer is more than the sum of its parts. Post note: Just after I rated this beer, as I drank the rest, found that I didn't enjoy it as much as the beginning, I think it is the clingning bitterness as time goes on (rated down from 17 to 15).
Lunkie (1496) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral hop aroma. Cloudy amber colour with good head. Sweet fruit flavour with hint of hops. fizzy palate. Could down quite a few of these.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really very nice. A great Tripel. You canít really compare the main Chimayís although Iím tempted to. The Blanche is excellent on its own.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full, spicy and delicious. Murky golden body, with a lasting white head. Yeasty/spicy nose and flavor is much the same. A wonderful triple.
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lacing and a full white head -- many different golden hues. Aromas are overwhelmingly of hops, but there is also some fig and yeast. The beer is full and complex on the palate, with a going-away, not-unpleasant kick of bitterness at the end. A great beer, and a classic.