TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Wow, very very great brew. This thing taste like what the Stone Vert. ’06 should have tasted like. A hint of smokiness. Just enough for a really great flavor. This was very easy to drink for the 9% ABV. Definitely a great brew. BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Earthy. Malty. Good. A standard/great high quality Beligain Strong Ale. Not the best, but the most accessible of those available. Still a fantastic brew. Pick ’em up, drink ’em or store ’em. Good stuff! elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Pours a cloudy amber, with a slight head. Fruity, and not very hoppy. Can be aged, and has small amount of yeast in bottom of bottle, so pour very slow. mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
[095-20061104] 750mL -- 2004 Grande Reserve. Black currant and chinese pear aroma mixed with a little bread and a little port or brandy wine. Cloudy, dark brown amber body with a medium-lasting bubbly off-white head. Flavour is sweet, fortified wine, light bread, light shrimp. Smooth full body nicely masks the high alcohol content. A wonderfully made beverage, perfect to share with friends. nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Nice yeastiness with a bit more alcohol than the other two chimays. Feels more carbonated on the mouth. Good balance and has an almost earthy characteristic to it. Quite good -- my favorite Chimay.
jainsv (113) - USA - JAN 30, 2007
Pours a murky reddish/brown color with an off-white head. Smells of malt and spices with a light hops and fruit aroma. Is extremely effervescent. Tastes somewhat caramely with a strong malt flavor and a bitter aftertaste. The best of the Chimay beers. pforei (338) - USA - JAN 30, 2007
Small bottle, trappist glass. Aroma of malt, sugar/caramel and fruit. Palate is slightly tongue coating but effervescent as well due to carbonation. The malty/fruity/caramel flavors are harmonious and work in unison. Then the alcohol makes its presence known. Mellow with a little bite at the end. Overall a really geat beer. dcharms (5) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 1.5L Magnum sampled out of a Trappist glass. One of my favorite beers! Very tight amber/light ruby head. Smells of delicious yeast (even moreso out of the 1.5L bottle) and floral aromas. Ruby red/brown color. PHENOMENALY complex taste which seems to me to be dominated by roasted malts...but I love it! Moderate to high carbonation. Pleasent, mildly sweet finish. Yet another fine beer from Chimay! flashgordon79 (2) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2007 does not count
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
Bottle 750ml. Poured a dark kinda murky color. Aroma of malty. Taste has a sour start with a sweet finsh.