DocLock (9364) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one pours turbid pale golden, with a creamy head and lace. Aroma of hops, yeats, champagne, fruit. Tastes of hops, fruit, malt, with a slightly dry, fizzy, complex finish. A good beer, but not a hall of famer for me.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 Bottle. Golden color with a big white head. Fruity aroma and a spicy taste. Medium body.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a nice golden color with a fluffy creamy head.It has a intens aroma of fine hops with some sweetness and a touch of malts.It has a round taste with a bittersweet side an a nice afthertaste of nobel hops.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy honey gold with a foamy white head. Soothing Belgian yeasty aroma. Slightly hoppy attack that quickly opens up into a burst of maltyness that quackly evaporates and leaves an alcohol sting behind. This beer makes me happy.
jgentgesdo (687) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 This is a re-rate... Hazy yellow color with medium head. Spicy, floral nose. Apricot, banana, orange, grapefruit, and grape flavors, with nice yeast fullness. Not as sweet as Tripel Karmeliet, but flavors are more complex and not overwhelmed by honey. Mildly bitter aftertaste that leaves me wanting more.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle
Appearance; thickly opaque dark orange hue, with a full-flowering head of foam that dwindles and disappears almost immediately.
Aroma: sharp citrus, yeast, sour, must, ...that’s it...
Taste: rather blase, little going on with the flavor, nothing to busy the palate.
Malt, yeast, thick citric, orangey feel, but little else, small, if any, hops, and fading flavor. Too sharp, too spicy, with little in the body and texture to balance that out. Feels drab, really, leaden, cardboard-y, actually. I don’t re-visit this ale too often, so my memory is fuzzy whether this is supposed to taste so dreary.
Over halfway in, the fruitiness is broader, with more flavors swimming about, juicy, tropical fruits,pineapple, sweet, spicy, kicky...a far cry from the best tripels of Belgium. I may actually look into it, again, to investigate whether this sampling was inferior, and perhaps the brew was meant to taste much more amazingly. Until then...Chimay’s is an underwhelming tripel experience.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My serving of this was not all that great, if I can get this served in the propper way and under some better conditions then I will definately re rate this thing. Darker in colour with a big white long lasting head. The nose is mostly wheat and just a dab of malts which gives it a faint fruit presence. The tasete is bitter with some sourness to it. We had this at room temerature as well, dont think that this helped it too much.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky amber body with white head. Aroma was interesting. Banana bread. Maybe gingerbread. Certainly some spice and fruit tones. Yeast. Good creamy mouthfeel. Flavor was mildly hoppy, fruity, some sweetness. Not a preferred style of mine but not a bad drink.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a light brown with a volumous head that lasts. aroma is slightly skunky with a peach tint. flavor is enjoyable after the first taste. hop flavored raisin is the primary taste. finishes smooth the flavvors mellow out and leave a great impression.
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another good ale from Chimay. This one seems to be the lightest in terms of flavor and complexity which makes it a little more drinkable in large amounts. Nice thick, fluffy head that lasts. Small touch of fruit with a nice full flavor.