progressive (74) - Vantaa, - MAY 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is very creamy, soft and foamy. The taste is very pleasant, "normal", and aroma gets into your nose very nicely. Very easy to drink, so it’s not too strong. Probably the best beer I’ve tasted, because I’ve dreamed of creamy beer. This is not too sugary, like many strong beers are. It’s just bread, cereal, nuts, toast, roast, coffee, hay... all but nothing too much. The fruitiness isn’t too raisin-like, it’s more like spruce - fresh, but very mildly. The end is a bit bitter, but I guess you can’t help it, and it’s still very mildly bitter. After drinking more, I think this is still a bit too much raisin-like (sweet), but if you drink it normally, and don’t let it be in your mouth, it’s still fresh and easy to drink.
joris1979 (1) - BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Geweldig lekker bitter bier. Hiervan kan je enkel genieten. Niet te fris drinken ook.
markoijelena (300) - SERBIA - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.75l at Het Waterhuis Ghent Belgium.Re-entered.Pour it hazy orange color with small white head.Taste of citrus, pineapple and yeast.
fakebeersnob (150) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my least favorite Chimay....which means it is better than over 90% of beers anyone will ever have. Pours a hazy straw color with a head that never seems to truly go away. There is always more than a lacing. It is a sweet beer with malt, but there is a slight presence of hops, and a feeling on the tongue that I can only describe as peppery. Unsure if that is the carbonation in it that makes that tongue tip tingle slightly or not.
I have had this a few times, and usually when I get a Trappist beer, this is not the one I choose (Grande Reserve usually gets grabbed first), but I am glad I did grab this one along with some cheeses I bought. Paired nicely and it reminded me that this still is a stellar beer.
***rerate due to me accidentally clicking the wrong overall ranking****
CraftBeerNick (889) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, 13th September 14. Good Tripel, carbonation over average, taste is smooth, a little almond, sweet malts
, some raisin
Carlisle (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Prefer it from the bottle. Nonetheless, my favorite from Chimay.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
KamGoPro (78) - Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Golden pour. Subtle subtle leafy/raisin aroma. Amazing leafy sweet bitterness that leaves a pronounced wonderful finish!
rockana (227) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden amberish with big white head. Aroma is orange, lemony, some muscat, maybe honey, yeasty. Taste is sweet with some bitternes in aftertaste. It is beautiful to drink, goes really smooth. Great balance in this one, awesome.
TyggaBrown (391) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well-balanced, spicy, tasty and great trappist beer. Really heavy too, but you don’t feel that until later on... Candylike aroma, and really well balanced bitter taste. Fruity as well, and the aftertaste is great.
badazito (45) - - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma floral e cítrico. Coloração dourada e opaca, com ótima carbonatação e uma excessiva formação de espuma (prolongada retenção da mesma). Sabor levemente amargo e floral. Levemente cítrico com lembranças de casca de laranja. Retrogosto amargo e cítrico. Excelente opção de cerveja trapista tripel.
Hoplite (13) - SERBIA - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange with big white head. Fruity aroma. Malty taste with fruit notes. Very bitter and long aftertaste.