bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy orange with a large frothy head. yeasty aroma with with spice and citrus. taste was mostly citrus with hints of spices,with a somewhat sweet malty taste, good
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - APR 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange colour, cloudy appereance, huge, creamy head. yeasty aroma, with citrus hints. The flavour is yeasty, fruity (citrus, apple and orange peels) with a touch of sweetness (honey). The finish is hoppy. Good complexity, perfect balancement: another excellent trappist beer!
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - APR 16, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yeasty almost homebrewed aroma. Light amber. Quite hoppy with a sweet, malty aftertaste. I'd choose the Grande Reserve or Red over this Chimay.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very good beer. Poured a bloudy orange with a nice white head. Taste was very spritzy and fruity...very nice.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden orange color, hazy, with big, long lasting head. Some citrus aroma, wheat, yeast, maybe some moldy cheese hangin' out in there. Some pepper aroma and flavor, a little malt and grape flavors as well. Incredibly smooth. Dry, just a little bitter aftertaste. Complex, all around enjoyable, great in bottles and on tap. Favorite of the Chimay line.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color, lots of white head that seems to just keeps coming. Sweet citrus aroma and the smell of yeast. Taste is very smooth and sweet. Small aftertaste of alcohol, but nothing too impressive.
DC (14) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the big Chimay tripel. It pours a hazy yellow-straw color with a dense white head. You can see the carbonation in the murky brew and thick lace.
Aroma is of orange rind, lemon and Granny Smith apples, and a touch of cheese.
Carbonation quick to the palate, taste is rich with charred lemons and faint alcohol esters mixed with coriander. A great deal of dryness throughout with a crisp mouthfeel and a lingering bitter finish. Alcohol content is there, but the complexity of flavors works to obscure it. Good Belgian beer.
haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 what a great beer! only available at one bar here in Iceland so this is not my everyday beer. What a aroma! and the taste, very complex, unique and this just melts in your mouth.
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice pale colour, served in the authentic Chimay goblet. Small amount of a slightly off-white head. Subtle smell, definate yeastyness though. A good example of a nice medium bodied belgian beer, with complex flavours lingering in every corner. I've had it in bottles a few times, but I was completely unaware they sold this in the Keg (from Belgium). Tasted on Tap at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
gazing into the full bottle is like peering with a forlorn and flickering flashlight across the musty attic of a haunted house: the webs and mildews of suspended yeast are trepidating, a million little gooey orbs of doomed microbial colonies. oh yum. but a brisk pour in a clean glass restores that flimy ghostly murk to a daisy golden rebirth of linen foamy topped youthful alacrity-- like cracking open a curtained window to a sunny day. simultaneously, the aroma leaps out with a nymphomanical proclivity for being caressed, panting promises of dripping crushed apples, a cord of hatchet split pine, with banana and powdered clove, almost enough to make you sneeze. start of applesauce sweetness both confounds and coalesceses with dry pepper-studded hard bodied finish in an apparently contradictory and yet beautifully realized harmony. strange but interesting tongue-curling astringent finish.