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.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another winner from Chimay, cloudy straw colour with a slightly bitter / citrussy taste and aroma. Not easy to come by ( here at least ) but WELL worth the hunt.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OH it hurts so good. I usually drink the blue and I kinda forgot how good this was. Just a fantastic tripel.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2005 Another great one from Chimay. The taste is like a Hefeweissen and wine combined. The aroma is very nice as well. Excellent on tap. I have not tried this in the bottle yet. The bitterness in this beer is really terrific. Bitter like an Indian Pale Ale, but with a different taste. Really terrific.
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large frothy white head, fully lasting, good to fair lacing. Cloudy light brown caramel body with thin particules. Yeasty aroma with strong notes of orange, citrus fruit, banana à la weizen as well as coriander?. Very light sweetness that don’t last, citrusy and spicy tones in my mouth. Traces of acidity and astringent feel, also hops flavors? toward the finish with some kind of bitterness (from curacao I guess). Medium body, lively carbonation (thin bubble) and alcoholic feel as final.
Tejas (974) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Draught, Meridian Room. Hard to find a negative to this one. Silky smooth on the tongue. Very pretty and the taste is fantastic. What’s not to like about a slightly citrus flavored, extremely drinkable Trappist Ale? Very much look forward to trying this one again.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
White head on top of a dark gold body. The take is malty, with hints of fruits (citrus), which give it a slightly sweet flavour. Decent carbonation. A very good beer, but I wouldn’t count it among the very best.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at Dr. Dremo’s served in a Chimay chalice. It appears dark golden yellow in color with a decent sized white form head. There are streams of little bubbles coming from the bottom that seem to keep a thin head in place. The aroma is a slight on of hops with citrus and a slight alcohol smell, not too strong of an aroma on this one. Very hoppy flavor with a fruity sweetness about it and a hint of some spiciness. There is also some alcohol warmth to it with a yeasty finish. Good mouthfeel with a good bit of carbonation. Fairly drinkable and complex, an good brew to have occasionally.
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light gold with white head. Full body but light for the strength well balanced by the hops.
lbishop (8) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 21, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer. So far, the best Tripel I’ve had. But anything in the Chimay line will be top shelf. This is a reasonbly light tasting beer as well as light in color. The flavor is pleasantly fruity with just the slightest hint of a favorably bitter after taste. Just enough to make you look forward to the next taste ot it.