flashgordon79 (2) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2007 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This so far in my young life is the best beer i have ever had. Great flavor, easy going down and no bitterness. i loved it!!
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml. Poured a dark kinda murky color. Aroma of malty. Taste has a sour start with a sweet finsh.
brian1985 (14) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a reddish/brown with a creamy beige two finger head that dissipates into a very thin head.
Smell: Mainly fruit (cherries/raisins/plums) and yeast, with some hints of sweetnees (maybe from the aforementioned).
Taste: Fruit presence is strong, alcohol is masked nicely, however, is certainly present, just not in an overpowering way. Hints of sugar add a certain sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and very creamy, very smooth, with a great after taste and a medium amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Overall, I could drink this one all night, however, at 9% ABV, I am not sure how smart of an idea that would be, which is why I am only going to give it a 3.5 for drinkability. This was my first, and certainly not last, offering from Chimay. I look forward to buying this again, except in the 750ML bottle next time.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Dark red/brown with red highlights and a big head. Smells like raisins. Tastes like raisins as well with other fruity and malty characteristics. Slightly bitter finish with a hint of red wine. I need to drink this more but I actually think I prefer the other two Chimays if you can believe that.
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours a VERY deep amber with a large tan head. On the nose I smell plums raisins and possibly nuts. The flavors emulate this too and I also get some good maltiness. This is a semi sweet beer with some floralness to it. Very well crafted beer from a great trappist monastary! Cheers!
wholejustin (6) - USA - JAN 25, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have long heard about Chimay, I guess there was so much momentum put into this ale and so much positive talk that I expected this mind blowing, earth Shattering, divine and sarced momentous experience the likes no man has ever experienced before...I was sorely disapointed. I would say that this was alright but nothing great. Smooth, bitter, rich it is nice, just not that nice.
BlackBeauty (2) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
malty and high alcoholic content. good for sharing with others. available in both size bottles from the belgium beer cafe on st.kilda road in melbourne.
cab (866) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.2006 (2003) at the Culminator, must be the best beer in the world when you lay it away for a good 2-3 years.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark,deep red with a tan head. Thick head with good laceing in a tulip glass. Taste of roasted malts,citrus and yeast. Nice smooth, full mouth. Well worth the every penny. One of my favorite trappist ales.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 (Bottle) Pours beaytiful deep red. Aroma of fruits, flowers, spices and herbs with pears, apples, plums, brown sugar, toffee, butter, nougat, candy and some raisins. Small hints of orange, roasted malt, bubble gum, yeast, glue, nuts, liqueur, alcohol, pineapple sweetness and some wet stone. Medium sweet, extremely complex aroma. Light rosted toffee-ish flavour with some fruts, spices, ginger, eartyness and brown sugar. Maybe some tobacco. Pretty full mouthfeel with a touch of alcohol. Some herbs and sugar in the aftertaste. Belgian beers often lacks in freshness, this one included, but it is ohhh so complex, and some times thats enough. Pretty smooth mouthfeel with a noticeable carbonation. High five for a three point eight.