mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber biere de garde. Spicy, fullbodied. The aftertaste has some kind of orange-like bitternes, which I do not like.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrusy, spicy and sweet. The distinctive nose and head of orange is very winter-like.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium pillowy head. Golden amber colored. Smells like caramel and spices. Starts flat, but becomes really complex as it warms. And I though nothing good came from France.
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Small bottle at Ambleteuse, France) Amber-colored beer with a thick head. Taste was very abrussive bitter.
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
agree with most people here. its very much like jenlain but a little less interesting.
smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando - noticable orange flavor, maltly, nutmeg and other spices - very nice and very drinkable
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very nice amber color. Small off white head. Skunk aromas hit immediately. Not very pleasant. Malt, clove, cinnamon and metal. Very malty taste with an unpleasant metallic taste. Pretty bland. Very one dimensional. Mouthfeel is just metal and malt. Maybe this I got a bad bottle/batch cause this isn’t very good at all.
snownirvana (70) - - OCT 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle into chalice. One if my top 5 beers, fresh, hands down. This one is 11 months aged. A: brown sugar, alcohol, and carmel malt. Gorgeous brown, amber hue, with frothy, slightly khaki head. And nice lacing! T: sweet carmel front, robust brown sugar middle, and mostly sweet back, almost barley wine-like. P: fairly bubbly, super smooth finish. Better fresh, but great aged! Would be a 4.9, if not 5.0 fresh!
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Even though I'm a big fan of these rich types of ales, I just didn't like this one, and I got sick both times I drank it. Chimnay is much better if you insist on a european brew and are willing to pay more. Otherwise try an American brewed belgian ale such as OMMEGANG from OMMEGANG Brewing in Cooperstown N.Y. Its much better.
toukopouko (31) - Salo, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl. Clear red brown with a medium white head. Fresh aroma with notes of citrus fruits, especially orange, coriander and cinnamon. A clean and light - almost watery - mouthfeel with some carbonation. Caramel malt, orange marmelade, toffee and orange peel in the the flavor. A decent bière de garde, but I have to admit I expected more of it.