Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked bottle: Quickly diminishing head, but small bubbles continue through. Mild aroma with some slight yeast notes. Hazy reddish brown. Some sugary hints as well as some plum. A quick bite from the carbonation, but finishes nicely. A little tamer than the blue
rederic (3275) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber-red copper, with orangeish highlights, and a foamy tan-colored head. Nice fruity and spiciness, caramelized malt, brown sugar aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a good carbonation and a multitude of small bubbles tickling the tongue, with fruity note of dates, brown sugar, toffeish hint, caramelized malt, spicy nutmeg, leading towards a sweet malty and a shy flowery hops finish.
Yard (45) - Senoia, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color with an off white head. Faint aroma with a faint taste. Malty flavor with light light hops.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber body with big off-white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity. The flavor is slightly dry and of dark fruits. Sparkling mouthfeel with a dry, bitter finish.
NachlamSie (3328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a nice foamy white head. The aroma is full and floral with plenty of dry fruits. Nice rich dry spiced notes with a thinner underlying sweetness. The finish lingers with a hint of alcohol, some fading sugar, and really brings everything together.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great copper pour with a serious cream head. Nose is apricot. Mouth is creamy apricot and fig...bit of malt. Good beer. I’m not a huge fan of Trappist beer, but I do like this better than some others I had.
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly floral aroma, with wheat, maybe a tad of lemon. Pours an opaque caramel brown/tan, with a generous creamy white head. Head dissipated in about a minute. Flavor is heavy with malt and fruit, apples and pears. Finishes with malt, apples, and a hit of floral hops. Feels thick, not as creamy as Chimay Bleue, with active carbonation. Warming in the chest as opposed to the face. Very tasty.
CQ (15) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Loving it, but I think it was better when it was not mass produced years back. I question quality recently.
I give Microbrews current edge even over Chimay. Just prefer taste of the home made flavor of Microbrews even over some European excellence.
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good. Doesn’t disappoint from start to finish. Full bodied in palate and flavor. Light bitterness in the finish. Well balanced overall, good looking, nice aroma. Thumbs up!
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very good beer, drinks smooth and full -- a very nice mellow abbey beer. Bot as good as other chimay offerings but good. I’m drinking this as I log in my Brewtopia tastes! Life is good