Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re rate. This beer used to have a secure spot in my top 20, but has fallen from grace. Too sweet, just doesn’t have that je ne sais quoi of the great Belgians.
pilsnerrogge (2397) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite bitter but very drinkable anyway.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma and head, pale amber color. The aroma reminds me of fruit, mainly pineapple, and is nice but also quite thin compared to the red and blue. It did get a little better though as the glass warmed slightly, and the somewhat bitter taste mellowed to a more fruity sweetness. Still, I prefer red and blue to this one.
omhper (18745) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale amber, hazy rich head. Banana aroma. Lively and complex. Very flavourful and fruity. Peppery. This is an old favourite I have not sampled for far too long.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2003 Chimay is a just a classical and wonderful ale. Same with the Chimay red, I just can't wait to try the Chimay Blue
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
You can’t drink this too cold, or it’s acidic. When it is a wee bit warm, then the pineapple/apricot aroma and flavors come through. Dry, tart, earth-grassy. Aftertaste hangs around, but it’s not bad. Tall, stiff, crystal white head. Peachy-gold and cloudy. Steal some yeast off the bottom of the bottle for your homebrew.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yet another Chimay that rocks. I poured this and let it sit for awhile. As it warmed, it got better. A ton of lace on the glace and a beautfiul golden orange hue in the glass. I want to go to Belgium.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I guess you would call this the ’middle’ Chimay. Excellent beer! Alcohol isnt overpowering, great fruity taste. I have had this a few more times since my original rating and must bump this up to number one. I will drink this beer for the rest of my life.
BuKKet99 (39) - Republic of Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruitier tasting than the red and blue varieties. Generally a more interesting drink.
rauchbier (3548) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I started off with he intention of rating a bottle of ’best before 2001’ chimay white but decided to taste it alongside a ’BB 2004’. First 2004 was soapy from yeast autolysation so I opened a second bottle of 2004. The difference between 2004 and 2001 was incredible. Fruity, sweet malt and bready aroma and something else I just couldnt put a name to. Visualy the two where hard to tell apart, but the flavour in the older bottle was just so much smoother and rounder. If youve got the patience it is certainly worth cellaring a bottle of white for a couple of years.