SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2005 hazy orange color. white frothy head. sweet spice flavor with noticable alcohol. mild bitterness in finish.
noattention (20) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a huge fan of Belgian beers, but those who are say this is one of the best. Golden, with a distinct taste that, like many Belgian beers, isn’t quite "beer like." Try it for yourself.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
i had this one on tap at the st. ex cafe in D.C. nice golden color with off white head. fairly clear. smelled of cloves and sweetness and citrus. as for the flavor...the front was citrus sweet with the hint of clove and finished fairly dry, hoppy and black peppery. a very good belgian.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice golden ale, whit a thick white head, smells a littlebit of orange and hops, and a good dry aftertaste.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
03 Bottle. Sort of an amber orange pour with a thick white head. Belgian yeasty spicy and fruity (oranges) aroma and flavors, with the spices coming across more so than Red. Finishes a bit dry, which I like with tripels.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly sour aroma, like a lambic on first pour, but more hoppy as the creamy off-white head starts to dissipate. Slightly hazy, probably mostly because I accidentally stirred the bottle too much. Fruity, plum like flavor on the tongue, with a spiciness across the back the roof of the mouth. The latter flavor sticks around a bit more. Definitely a bit dry, but that’s not a bad thing. Gets a little hoppier as it warms. Color is like warm orange honey.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer but I like the Chimay Red better. Somewhat fruity, but the flavor is mostly dominated by a peppery/spicy flavor. Some of the alcohol is detectable as well. This beer is on the dry side, and the dryness lingers with you for quite some time. Interesting, but not quite as drinkable as the red.
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden coloured beer with great long lasting with head formation. Very hoppy and spicy aroma with some citrus notes. As wqith most belgina ales, it has a very complex flavour with more different flavours than you could name, but a few include floral notes, good hops and citrus. Some almost wooden notes. Medium lasting, with a good strong bitter finish.
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber beer with good slight ivory coloured foam. Intens aroma of spices, wood and hops. Taste is smooth, has a good carbonation and has a fine nutty taste with hints of malts, spices and hops. very good brew!
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
04/03 on the cork. 750ml bottle
Pours a pale hazy gold with a creamy 1/4 inch head. Nice lacing. Smell is spicy and sour. Hints of bitter orange peel and just smells dry.
Taste is bitter, far more pronounced bitterness than I would have expected. Hops. Spicy (clove and coriander). Lightly peppery too, especially in the finish. A bit funky and yeasty. Little notes of citrus dancing around as well. Mouth is crisp and dry, dry, dry. If you like dry, this tripell will deliver. nothing offputtin gabout the bitterness though as is has just enought sweetness to add a bit of balance and is extremely drinkable.
This seems to be the Chimay that gets beat on like a red-headed stepchild but I’d put this beer up against the Grand Reserve in my book. Underrated. Great beer!