jcwattsrugger (12297) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a light tan head with cloudy brown color. Aroma is medium malt, muted fruit. Taste is upfront effervescence, medium malt, muted fruit, astringent, a flatness at the finish.
massurfer (7) - winter springs, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of flavor, too much to describe. Comes in a wine bottle with a cork, and dont let the unfiltered look of the beer fool you. Great with steak and the best out of the chimay line, one bottle will make you feel pretty good.
Furseth (2132) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Bottle:Hazy Red amber colour, with white foam.Aroma of Vine, citrus, fruits.
Sweet smouth vine, vel balanced, nice medium body, medium bitter finish. Nice belgian beer!
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"This was my first Chimay, and I have to admit that I was dissapointed. It pours a nice dark brown color with a hint of orange or red. The head was thin, a very slight tan color to it. The aroma was spicy and fruity at the same time. Maybe a pear aroma mixed in with the spices. The mouthfeel was nice, very full and definitely complex. I tasted a mostly floral type of taste with the spices overpowering any of the fruity flavors involved. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable, but not all I expected after hearing so much about this beer."
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quickly becoming a frequent style for me... Another Abbey Dubbel... Dark brown body with fairly thick, slowly dissipating tan head. Smells malty and slightly sweet. Tasty, but not as overwealming as some Dubbels. Fairly well-balanced. Definitely can taste the hops and fruit influences. A decent beer, definitely can see me drinking this again.
IrishBoy (4141) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle Nose is of caramelly malt with a little apricots; Hazy rusty amber body with a little bit of an off-white head. Flavor is of caramel with a little hop bitterness and more hops in the finish
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This had an average head.color was amber.aroma was not too fragrant.Tasted good,but I liked the white cap and blue better.will buy again.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown with a small fading white head. Aromas are caramel and raisins. Taste is a smooth one, some fruit and a light bitterness.
thewolf (12273) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy red-brown colour with okay off-white head. Very mild aromas of fruit and caramel. It is a bit vinious, based on caramel and with undertones of sweet red berries. A mild hoppy finish.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2006 11.2oz bottle, no date. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a large light beige head into my Chimay glass. Aroma of dusty raisins, brown sugar, slightly herbal--the aroma isn’t very strong, and I can’t blame the temperature because this has been sitting out for quite a while. The taste isn’t strong, either.What is there is a very creamy, very soft carbonated beer with slight bitterness. Dusty raisins again, some herbal notes and a little bit of spicy hops.There is also some brown sugar. Kinda nice in that the flavor doesn’t kick you in the face--everything is subtle about this beer.
During my rerate, the flavors seem more apparent, even though it is a bit colder. I think my only change is bumping overall from 16 to 17.