WubbyG99999 (11) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Those monks know their beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good and spicy. Pours beautifully, with a full head that stays around for a good long time. Nice flavor. Still good, but my least favorite of Chimay’s offerings. Better Tripels exist, though this one’s quite good.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, cloudy copper color with a thick eggshell-colored head that lasts. Yeast is very evident in the nose along with some musty aromas. Malty up-front with yeast again evident. Clean, slightly bitter finish. Great mouthfeel on this one. Not quite as ’hearty’ as the Bleu in this department, but still rather good.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nicely Belgian, earthy/sweet with plenty alcohol.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 12, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite chimay.
copper colouredhighly effervescent. has a great citrus nose.
lots of flavor with a hoppy finish.
fraternie (815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this beer the night before Orval and I have to say I liked it a lot better...very smooth with a faint fruit flavor. Champageney.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 27, 2001
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy amber color, with lots of yeast floating. Very yeasty aroma, with a bitter yeast taste, Slight spiciness, and an alcoholic aftertaste. I must say that I did not enjoy this, which is sad since I do like the Red and Blue Chimays.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 27, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big chunks of yeast are suspended in this red-orange, cloudy brew. Reminded me of a pina colada in many respects, including flavor and aftertaste. There are definite pineapple-coconut highlights and a white rum aftertaste. Some bitterness, but overall a bit watery. After sampling the final of three, I would say Red, Blue, and White in order from best to least.
TAR (2455) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2004 A "Trappist?" Please. Although this is the best of the three, it still has that dull/lifeless/thin mouthfeeel to match the bland malt flavprs. Fruity esters are its saving grace.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding when chilled well.Hints of raisins and a refreshing finish. The favorite of the trappists themselves(those who drink, that is)