hartmut (12) - Roskilde, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A revelation. Reminded me of Witte Hoegaarden, but while Hoegaardens White reminds you of hot summer evenings, this is a beer for all the year round.
stephen (308) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious. Well balanced. Flat out delicious.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, what an aroma on this one!!! Tooty fruity was this thing good!!! Very appealing golden brownish colour with quite a lot of head may i add. Good strong taste grabs the tongue, but not as strong as to make you cringe. A good aftertaste is left after a nice chimay white...very impressive indeed.
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle. Beautiful hazy golden color with a thick head that floats on top. As it warmed the fruit and floral notes came out, especially banana. Some spice, didn’t notice much alcohol.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2003 Nasty colour, Typical trappist-taste and a pleasant palate
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle: wonderful cloudy orange -for want of a better adjective- color. fully fluffed bubbley head. sour aroma. sour but spicey flavor.
certainly interesting, but hardly rave worthy, imho. i wasn’t bowled over by the red either, as i recall.....
jazz88 (2528) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 09/21/02. A light spicy, fruity, cider, champagne, dry, yeasty, golden blonde ale that tickles the mouth with its joyfulness. This beer will always hold a special place in my heart. On my last night in Hong Kong and the end of a 40 day tour through Asia I smoked a Cuban cigar and had a bottle of Chimay Blanche on the Kowloon side of the bay during the mid-autumn festival late in the evening watching the lights of city and the festive atmosphere of the crowd. I celebrated the end of a big exam a of couple months earlier with a Chimay Rouge, so it was only fitting to end this trip with a Chimay and a Cuban. Both seemed destined to meet at this place and this time. Thanks to Irvin for sharing in the adventure.
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep copper/light amber color with quite a bit of sediment. good creamy head. aroma is dominated by some sourness. reminds me a bit of a lambic. flavor is sweet and slightly metallic.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2001 edition, I believe. Very peppery, fruity, spicy dry and hoppy aroma. Fresh, assertively bitter flavor. Deep gold color, nice head retention. Extremely aromatic, it seems coarse though, like it would benefit from aging - mellowing for another year or so. Still very good for fans of strong, dry beers - compare to Corsendonk abbey pale.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice gold/bronze hue with creamy, rocky head--patchy lace...Aroma is dry, yeasty, vaguely fruity in a dry, cidery way...Flavor features a good blend of mild sweetness, hop bitters, and a yeasty spiciness that lingers through the warm finish...Carbonation is lively but well-judged, and body is medium-full, which gives a nice anchorage to its otherwise buoyant character...I always get the 750ml bottles so that the brew has a chance to work on me a little bit...the second glass is invariably better than the first!