jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Subtle sweet aroma escapes.
Decent belgian appearance.
Flavor is good with not much character.
Palate keeps you drinking.
A good Dubbel but I expect more from Chimay, this ale should be better.
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky copper, with a somewhat fruity-yeasty aroma. Starts with sourdough bread, caramel, alted milballs and sunshine. Solid finish. A nice belgian - but maybe a little too sour.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle. Garnet colored; small suspended particles make it somewhat cloudy. White head settles to a flat sunny-side up. Vinous nose; a bit of banana and prune. Sweet toffee quickly fades to mild lemon and then carrot juice. Soapy? Medium body, medium carb. Nicely even but not memorable.
Bosco (296) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.20oz bottle, pours cloudy brown.
Soap-sud head with multiple size bubbles that stick around. Carbonation has a bit of a sharp bite. Very slight smokeyness to this beer. Was good, but I expected more from the Monks.
$3/bottle in Boca Raton
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appears a murky brown with a small, 1 finger off-white head that stays around forever. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of mild cocoa, candy sugar, gentle caramel, vanilla, along with yeasty dough.
Taste is of the same aromas in the classic Chimay style.
Mouthfeel is smooth, caramely, sugary, with creamy vanilla sliding along the tongue. Very clean with sugary vanilla esters and light caramel standing up to the challenge.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2007 Haven’t sampled this one in a while. I remember it being creamy, and fruity with hints of apricoty sweetness. I may have to try this again.
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
If "sweet love" had a flavor, this would be it. The monks have done us a solid with their Chimay products, this one in particular. Smooth like velvet with hints of rusty figs and smooth pine cones. This stuff is always on sale at Trader Joe’s. Love it. Perfect Belgian ale.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sampled from 750, courtesy of Barry. Pours a light brown with a long lasting white head. Aroma is of slighty dark fruit, banana clove, spice. Taste is of dark fruit, bready, banana, some spicy hops, body not very robust but I still enjoyed this.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful maghogany red color, creamy foam with a very tiny bit of lace. The taste starts off with a bang of earth, spice, rasins, and very nice bitter. The taste fades to a lovely bitter ending.
gnoff (9626) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 4/30/2006
Bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget".
Brown color, brown head. Belgian beer scent. Very metallic taste.
I love the Blue Chimay, but the red one is just not glass of beer at all.
Draught at Tre Små Rum, Göteborg, on April 6, 2013.
Clear copper color, small tan head. Sweet, malty, fruity taste. Medium a bit spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, yeasty, malty, some brown malt, hints of phenoles scent.