Boutip (5001) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy light brown ale with a huge foamy off-white head with excellent retention. Aroma is mix between Belgian spices and strong malts and floral hops. Taste is quite delicious with again some spices showing up (some peppers?), strong malt with excellent body and all of this covered with floral hops. Less sweet then other tripel such as Westmalle but still very enjoyable overall.
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 (633) - 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 (2865) - 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 (1362) - 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 (1508) - 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.