tapIluv99 (41) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Chimay was a bit bitter for me...pretty harsh. Need to try another bottle. May have gotten a bad one.
Fashawn (67) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colore ambrato, con tendenze all’arancione lucente. Schiuma bianca alta tre dita, fine e persistente. L’odore è splendido, di iva e pesche, di frutta insomma come vuole lo stile. Il corpo scarno rende la birra troppo liquorosa ma comunque buona e godibile, secca dopo la dolcezza iniziale.
MaBeer1972 (1315) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Single small bottle from Julio’s. Poured into a snifter. A deep cloudy honey color with a frothy off-white head that settles to a thick lace. Aroma of spice, bread and fruit. Body is on the heavy side with more bitterness than fruit. Lingering dry bitterness on the back side. Could this be the original "Belgian IPA"? Enjoyable overall.
Darkmagus82 (1273) - - SEP 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-27-13-
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a cloudy yellow-orange amber color with a one finger white head of a more fizzy nature. The head has a lighter level of retention, fading over about a one minute time frame, to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is of a bready and biscuit nature mixed with a moderately strong yeasty and orange citrus smell. The yeast with it bring some nice spice aromas of coriander and clove mixing with some banana smells as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a lighter bready flavor mixed with a moderate amount of orange citrus flavor. As the taste moves on the orange dries out some with lots of yeast and spice of clove and coriander coming to the tongue. As the orange gets lighter it is replaced by a light banana taste as well as some grassy and herbal hop flavors. Overall the taste gets rather dry at the end and when combining with a bit of an alcohol flavor it leaves a dry and yeasty bread taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thinner side for a brew of 8 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the higher side with tons of prickly carbonation bubbles. The feel is very nice for the style with the slightly thinner body making it very drinkable and light in composure and with the prickly carbonation level accentuating the spice and hop taste all in all making for a more exciting drier champagne like feel which match the tastes well.
Overall – A classic triple for a reason. It is dry and yet exciting brew with a drier, moderately yeasty, lightly hopped and nicely spiced flavor.
HammerTroll (493) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow/orange color, big white head. Aroma is yeast, banana, dark fruit. Medium sweet. Medium body, average carbonation.
(Vrutak 0,33l bottle)
Mr_Pink_152 (711) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Colour is deep cloudy amber with a off white head. Big malty aroma. Taste is yeasty note with a hops and malts.
ametras (404) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Hazy golden orange with a foamy white head. Flavors are pineapple, apricot, orange, grapefruit peel, dough, wheat, honey and pepper with grassy notes. Medium body, lively carbonation, smooth texture.
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 (311) - 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 (152) - 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 (896) - 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