yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 Well, Happy New Year... 750ml served in a St Bernardus goblet. Clear golden pour with small creamy white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is heavy on the hops with a little fruit. Flavor is quite hoppy, tripel in character, but pronounced bitter finish along with that astringent Chimay yeast which I do not find appealing. At least it has some character.. the Bleu I tried was markedly less flavorful and appealing. The Rouge is a little better. Mouthfeel is quite smooth and full bodied, a little buttery. Only a hint of sweetness at the start and then quite dry through to the finish. I can see where the hop heads would go for this, but its not what I want. Not pleasant at all. I guess the Allagash has spoiled me.
nick76 (4334) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2004 One of the most unique beer on the market this one is my favorite of the Chimay beers. A little lighter than its Red and Blue brothers but all in all a more balanced beer. A wonderful beer to serve with just about any meal.
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, x-mas ’04. Cloudy golden brown/orange pour, nice big head. Sweet yeasty nose, fruity notes as well. Bitter yeast, full mouthfeel, good solid aftertaste. Slight alcohol prescense.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap FRTH. Faint estery aroma. Moderate bitterness. Full-bodied. A touch alcoholic, actually rather alcoholic. Quite estery and a touch phenolic, with some considerable bubblegum. Long hoppy finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2005 Chimay, despite its ’mass’ availability, never ceases to please me with its brews. One would think that such popularity would somehow diminish the quality of the product, but Chimay has not succumbed to such folly. A nice, light citrus scent greets the drinker. A subtle yeast, grapefruit, and lemon shake hands with the imbiber. Great brew.
GonZoBeeR (3010) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apperarance:gold body with yeast.
Very good tripel.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spic, floral aroma with yeast and floral hops. Opaque buff in color with a fluffy white head. Slightly sweet in flavor. Yeasty, fruity bread flavors with a little bitter finish. Very refreshing.
Dorqui (2156) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear color and much elegant one. Impenetrable and dense. Creamy foam of good persistence. Intense and strong aroma; wine cellar and mildew are the stand out scents. Optimal perhaps lightly too much alcoholic persistence even if.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t know when I have enjoyed a tripel more. Did not have all that musty aroma and flavor instead it was clean yet complex.
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very nice and fruity with a nice light copper body and a decent sized head, really nice and smooth to drink, but not as bitter as the rouge.