clueo (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy bronze with little head. The aroma hints at banana and apricot. The taste is smooth and not overpowering. The finish is clean. A different beer from Chimay which was quite an enjoyable change in pace!
Ascelja (1039) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.33l. Hazy yellow body, medium white head. Aroma of coriander, honey, pear, malt, flowers, orange juice. Taste is neutral to bitter. Coriander, honey, ripe pears, belgian yeast. Light body, watery texture, high carbonation.
Promising aroma, but not so good taste. Average one.
Rotin (1040) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.33l. Cloudy, pale gold colored. AROMA- coriander, vanilla, lightly citrusy, malt. FLAVOR- neutral, lightly bitter, coriander, moderate Belgian character, malt. Light bodied, a bit watery.
Average Belgian blonde.
rejtable (2343) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours clear straw lots of frothy head that lingers and clumpy lacing. Nose is yeast funky. Flavours are those dole fruit cups, pear, some apple, yeast. Taste light bitter light sweet. Light body, a bit watery with champagne like carbonation.
lesifflebiere (1722) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Explosion de fruits guillerets et simplets lorsque l’on renifle cette trappiste exclusive mais pourtant si accessible : la levure, et même la facture maltée rappelle une wit, sa clarté et sa grande minceur venant cependant brouiller les cartes de cette théorie. Une "bière d’abbaye" acceptable, fort agréable à la base bien sûr, mais terriblement simpliste dans son exécution, et souffrant d’un grand manque d’originalité. Bref, une bière de soif sans distinction pour ces pauvres moines.
GregClow (3242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Poured carefully, it comes out a nice clear golden with a frothy white head and a few floaties. Aroma is quite fruity - pear and bruised apple predominant - along with nondescript herbal note, a hint of peppery yeast, and a touch of sourdough. Flavour is less complex, just a simple and pleasant golden ale with notes of honey, pear, the ever popular (and lazily described) Belgian yeast, and peppery herbal hops lingering in the finish. A previous review describes it as a "session tripel", and I agree with that assessment. I also agree that it’s rather good, despite being not so distinctive and complex as the better known Chimay trio.
Shark_Pants (649) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from International Beer Collector 6 pack, BB 12/2017. Nice clear golden pour with big fluffy white head, lots of cascading bubbles. Aromas of grains, pear, apple, spicy belgian yeast character, floral notes. The taste has a bready and honey malt character, herbal and spicy hop bitterness, pears. Light bodied, high carbonation. Best description for this is a session tripel. Really quite good.
jsporrer (805) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy brownish yellow with a large foamy white head. Aroma of yeast and coriander. Light carbonation with lost of lacing. Smooth with a taste of brad dough and celery. Fairly light. Flavors aren’t very bold and don’t last long. Smooth finish. Not unpleasant but not really my favorite style. Enjoyable.
ROSE1962 (264) - POLAND - NOV 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavily sedimented dark golden pour wears a gentle white cover. Light aromatic qualities offer shy esters and grainy, toasted bread reminiscent malt character bathing in a muddled yeastiness. Slightly vegetal, mostly in the nose which seems to happen with most Chimays I try recently (every other month). Grows watery in mouth where rather stale malted grains and bready yeast pair along with mellow floral and powdery lemony hops. Light-medium body, heavy carbonation, easy-drinking straightforward belgian session ale that reaches no heights.
Muggus69 (2192) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 12/2017
Pours a hazy pale gold with a sizeable fluffy white head falling into a dense cap atop.
Pleasant aroma - peppery, clove-like phenolics with notes of apricot & lemon, combining with grainy, light toasty, hay-like pale malts.
Effervescence body, creamy carbonation provides an extra sense of weight to the palate - rather nice.
Plenty of yeast-driven character on the body - ripe yellow peach & apricot esters, white pepper, nutmeg, clove dry palate out & linger with some grainy, cereal sort of malt character & subdued bitterness.
Haven’t had a Chimay in quite some time; this reminds me somewhat of the White/Tripel - really good weight for essential a "lite" Trappist!