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 (12300) - 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.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Loved the bottle, the presentation, the trappist glass, the pour . . . everything but the beer itself. I can say it was good, but it underperformed too-high expectations. The soda-like carbonation dominated the tasting and I largely missed out on the other qualities. I’ll need to re-rate as I gain greater sampling of similar highly rated beers.
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.