bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy orange amber with large but diminishing white head. Nearly explosive carbonation. The taste is cloves, toffee. I need to re-rate this one when I’m more focused on the task at hand.
wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2006 700mL Bottle. First off I love the fact that this bottle had a cork in it. Poured a deep red-brown, slightly cloudy with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet honey and plums. It was well carbonated. Taste starts sweet with fruits and carmels, lots of grains, and yeast flavour with a hint of carmels and finishes with a slightly dry bitterness. Another nice product of Belguim.
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 29, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beautifull slightly hazy redish dark glooming ambercolor
smells yeasty, malty, hoppy,some caramel ,hidden clove, fruity
tasts bitter-malty some citrus, caramel-toffee
aftertaste caramel, toffee, fruity, some nice bitterness at the end
very good beer!!
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown with a rich, creamy offwhite head. Sweet caramel aroma with some spicy hoppiness. Flavours start sweet, but with well-balanced bitterness. Flowery hop flavours. Warming alcohol, full body, good carbonation. A well-made craft beer that lacks a little punch.
jrohn92 (105) - USA - JUN 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chimay has a very thin body. It pours cloudy red and has a good but not too strong taste.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the 750 mL bottle at the 2006 Huber Haus Belgian Trappist Ale Tasting. Pours a cloudy rust red with a thick pillowy off white head consisting of fine bubbles. The aroma is not very strong- faint raisins and berries. Has a sweet mild chemical rings the tongue. Astringent and drying at the end. Has a thinner body than I expected. The finish is a mild bitterness, but rather drying from the mild tartness.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 pours deep brown with a nice head that lasts for much of the way down the glass. aroma of light hops, malt, and spice. flavor is very well balanced: yeast, malt, hops, belgium sugar and spices with a hint of fruit. there seems to be an astringent hop and malt note to it, that’s subtle but annoying.
rated blind from "Better Know a Style: Abbey Dubbel" tasting. Pours a brown orange with a beige head. Nose of grains and fruity but very slight. Old grain, fruity, alcohol, and paper flavors. Really dry and not good. These chimays always score low in our blind tastings. 6/3/5/2/9 = 2.5
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown color with a large white head. Aroma is yeasty and malty. Flavor is very much the same with a bit of fruityness to it.
dj (577) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 330ml. A cloudy dark amber-coloured pour with a huge frothy diminishing head. Aromas of sweet honey and plum with a hint of bread/dough. A hoppy taste with toffee and biscuity hints. Alcohol is quite noticable. A light hoppy, fruity finish with some harshness from the alcohol. Very high carbonation. A complex brew, but the carbonation ruined it for me.
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark amber with a nice soapy head. Lt. hops with a green spice flavor reminiscent of cloves. Better than the White, but not as good as the Blue.