fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2011
2010-08-11, draught at Ris Ras, Århus, 8-5-8-2-16=39
Cloudy light amber color; small sized creamy head. Malty aroma. Strong body, round; good malt flavor, a bit biscuity, somehow yeasty and spicy too; very good flavor, but the bitterness is a bit too much.
2008-04-04, draught at Ris Ras, Århus, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Just hazy golden color, creamy head. Soft aroma of malt, and light biscuits, maybe a bit perfumy. It has a good malt flavor, dry, with a good body strength, with a very good Belgian yeast job. Well bitter. Very good.
2003-01-14, bottle, vintage 1997, 5ys old, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Beautiful amber color, thick head.
Very nice aroma, more delicate than Chimay Red; caramel and old hops.
Good body structure and good balance; it has aged well, just some oak cask flavor, and a light liquorice hint.
Final stronger and more interesting than Chimay Red.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy, nice colour and head. Sweetish and discreet. Lacks of character.
Trappistenbier (49) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - JAN 6, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought this was almost as good as the blue. The slight bitterness wasn’t much of a factor in the overall quality. Still a fine brew. Excellent in it’s own way. ;)
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice restraint and bitterness after sampling a lot of sweet Belgians.
Aubrey (3418) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean, light and effervescent mouthfeel; almost champagne-like in a way. Gentle spices come through as the beer warms. Malts are soft and dough-like. Finishes somewhat dry, bitter, and a little oily. Enjoyable beer, but it doesn’t seem to have as much character as the blue or red.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold color with a thick and foamy head. Not as good as the other Chimay offerings, but still pretty decent. There is a bite that gets you with this beer, and the bitterness seems almost out of place.
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My least favorite Chimay! I’m glad I opted for the smaller bottle of this one. Pours a light gold color with a thick white head. Nice effervescence and minimal lacing. Aroma was actually skunked a little which surprised me. Some spices were also evident but it was ruined by the skunk factor. The flavor was a peppery and yeasty and light. I will try this again sometime and hopefully have a better experience, but at $4 for the small bottle it won’t be any time soon.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was most surprised by the strong peppery flavors - very enjoyable, as was the dryness. Nice golden color with bubbly head and good lacing.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2004 Big sour fruit and raisin nose. Peppery, hoppy flavors. Very yeasty. Full mouthfeel, slightly oily, finely carbonated. Tasty, but not worth the cash.