victorsampson96 (131) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2017 stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet fruity aroma- bananas, apple. Sweet yeasty bread taste. Banana esters. Consistent with a mild bitter bite.
(330 ml bottle) Chimay has achieved near legendary status as a cornerstone of Trappist brewing. This example, their Red Ale, is comparable to an Abbey Dubbel.
Pours a cloudy, crimson-maroon beer, with vigorous fine carbonation, and a tight, rocky, off-white head. The aroma is led by malt, and dark, fruity phenols: biscuit, honeycomb, caramelised sugar, then plum skins, cherry, spices, and a vague hint of banana. Oak sap and mineral water come through on the finish, and a warming tinge of alcohol suffuses the throat and nostrils. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth.
Although the yeast does imbue the beer with a degree of complexity, it lacks the interest and depth of flavour that other Trappist beers provide. loscovar (594) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle from la superette à bières. Good beer, no doubt, the yeasts are giving this beer something special. Not my favourite from the brewer biilz (119) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2017
Классический Абадский Эль.Имеет множество оттенков и привкусов ; ягоды, земляника в том числе,цитрусы и цветочные нотки. Мешают всему этому великолепию четкое алкогольное послевкусие. bmcwolf (3) - - SEP 10, 2017 does not count
11 ounces is plenty.
Have to be in the mood.
One bottle is enough.
Feels like an old time 17th century ale
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone coil (89) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2017
330ml bottle from Pop Inn, Reading. Dark amber / brown colour with off-white head. Sweet malt, brown sugar, dried fruits, almonds, spices, raisin, Belgian yeast, banana bread.
Gabrielc28 (2) - Santo André, BRAZIL - SEP 6, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2017 coloração marrom escuro.com reflexos alaranjados, boa formação e persistência de espuma
aromas de malte, caramelo e toffee, aromas frutados que remetem à ameixa provenientes da esterificação
sabor adocicado de malte, frutados (frutas passas e ameixa seca), condimentos e leve aquecimento alcoolico
Aftertaste com residual de dulçor e álcool além das notas frutadas que acompanharam o sabor. mithe (1828) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2017
PilsnerDoctor32 (323) - madrid, SPAIN - SEP 4, 2017
Aroma: Spicy, belgian yeasts, sweet, fruits, malty.
Appearance: Clear dark amber-brown color. Long lasting, creamy, beige head.
Taste: Very sweet, spicy, light sweet chocolate/dark malts, fruits.
Palate: Medium-full body. Creamy, light sticky texture. Soft warm finish.
Overall: Very good. Tasty and drinkable.
Botella 0,75l Color rojizo marron, turbio, espuma de color beige, fina, alta, resistente. Aroma- frutal, especias, cereales. Sabor frutas, cereales, especias, algo citrico, alcohol escondido, bastante fresco, un dulzor agradable. Postgusto- frutas, citrico, un dulzor con finas notas de amargor. beern (156) - Alabama, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Pours dark copper and opaque with an off-white tan head with an aroma of fruit and apricot. It's as advertised and the taste follows the nose and has a malt backbone with a hint of bitterness and an astringent finish. It does have a silky palate with moderate carbonation. It's medium bodied. There may be a hint of clove. GustavJ (46) - Drammen, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle 75 cl. Dark red-brown color. High creamy off-white long lasting head. Light sweet fruity tones of apricot, black currant, plum and wort cake (traditional Norwegian cake) in the aroma, together with a nice spicy complexsity. Same tones in the taste, along with tobacco and leather. High carbonation gives life to an otherwise sweet impression, although the beer is technically quite dry, but the beer lacks strength and intensity, and is not in class with its stronger blue big brother. Well, I know there are two different beers, but anyway. Long dry malty finish. Excellent food-beer.