mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2003 This is a very good triple. Fruity aroma. And no doubt: This is Chimay with the characteristic yeast-flavour. I love it!
Draught at The Danish Beerfestival 2003: Even better than bottled!
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This time I got a much more complex aroma including; fresh (apple and grapefruit) and dried fruit (raisins), grainy malty spice, and a weird soapy charcoal as well as the barnyard yeast. Flavours mirrored aromas closely. Alcohol becomes more evident as it warms. Nice hint of grapefruit in the finish and aftertaste. Points are exactIy the same as the previous rating, and I still prefer both the red and the blue over this one.
First rated 4/11/2002: 3.8 Hazey gold colour, fine off white head. Complex lotsa-character aroma, more of barn yard, wet hay and malt, lighter on hops, fruit and yeast. I found it less complex in flavour than either the Blue, Orval or the Westmalles. Full reasonably balanced bitter-sweet start, malty body with excellent finish.
JFGrind (1866) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had a couple of goblets from draft. Definitely a strong ale, that did not have as much aroma as I expected. I do agree this beer "melts in your mouth" and also began to "melt my senses".
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
RE-RATE It’s hard for me to get excited about this beer anymore; the other Chimays are so much more complex while this one tastes more like an average tripple. Hazy-light golden color. Spicy beginning that fades but still retains some of its character toward the finish. Strong mouthfeel, but still my least favorite of the Chimays. Original rating 1/1/2002 9-5-9-4-17 An excellent brew. I can’t really decide if I like this or Chimay Blue better. Well-balanced hoppiness, fruity flavors are evident.
Discofish (152) - USA - NOV 3, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice beer, smooth and complex flavor with a subtle hoppyness.
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - NOV 3, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
yum...this was a great triple, chimay is so good Im going to get more of bleu though.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 RateBeer Summer 2003, 1994 vintage: Apple aroma, fizzy, tastes slightly old and oxidized. Perhaps 9 years is a bit much for this beer (7/4/5/3/11). Re-rate: Spicy nose with light fruits, medium body, peppery ending. Rating unchanged. First rating: 75CL bottle from 06/00 drank on 1/27/02: Yeasty taste, with fruit tones. I prefer the Red and Blue over this.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foggy golden bronze color. Fluffy, pillowy, dish soap head floated on top till bitter end. Adhesive lace. Herby hops, alcohol, and yeasty aroma, with subtle fruit accents. Dry palate. Lingering hoppy finish. The flavors meld as this one warms.
hartmut (12) - Roskilde, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A revelation. Reminded me of Witte Hoegaarden, but while Hoegaardens White reminds you of hot summer evenings, this is a beer for all the year round.
stephen (308) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious. Well balanced. Flat out delicious.