Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very tasty dubbel. Maybe the best I have ever tasted. Better than Westmalle, and better than Konings Hoeven, but not by much, as those are all great beers! Great with Chinese, or mexican food. A little too expensive at about $10 for a 750 ML bottle, but I none the less consume one every three or four weeks !!
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Poured out a copper color with a huge head with a ton of staying power. Has a fruity smell. Has an unbelievable smooth flavor. This is one i will try again and will now have to try other chimay"
drpimento (3372) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the first Belgian Ale I ever had not to mention Tappist. Thus commenced my happy journey down the hoppy highway through the bourgs of beer from Belgium. I sometimes like to decant it, others drink it all. Only because of the health benefits, mind you. The color is an intriguing dark. The head wasn’t huge that I recall. The flavor was the same way, especially with the yeast. Gave it a bit of a nutty quality to contrast with the vineous malty character. Superb beer. An all-time fav. Too bad they’re jacking up the price so high that Bodega can’t carry it anymore. Wahhh....
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy, unfiltered brown with an off-white head which almost fades completely but sustains itself if you swirl it around. Flavor has notes of raisin, white wine, apple, cherry, clove, banana and some caramel/toastiness. Well balanced. Medium to full bodied on the palate with that airy, soft yet very lively Chimay carbonation. Not my favorite style but a well made beer overall.
stouby (4569) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at home (030925).
Bronze with light brown head, longlasting, unfiltered. Aroma and flavor: sweet, light yeasty, light alcoholic, no particular finish. Medium body, the alcohol is felt.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice deep mahogany color with a moderate creamy off white head. Lacing is minimal. Light bread dough aroma with some fruitiness. Big malt, bread type flavor, some fruit in the taste as well and a little corn. Medium body and slightly creamy on the palate. Finish is slightly bitter. A very easy drinking beer.
thebirdshow (27) - Burlington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a nice head with a golden dark brown appearance. A full bodied carmel taste. A smooth finish to a well balanced beer.
MattShizzle (607) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good Belgian. Doesn’t taste strong at all. Only real defect is overcarbonation.
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle this beer appears a dark copper with a nice creamy head. Aroma is fruity with that distinct belgian yeast tone. Flavor is spicy on the tongue with plenty of banana bread maltiness rounded out by a slight bitter in the finish. Fizzy on the palate with medium body and a smooth coating of fruit tones left behind. Well balanced and well crafted...god bless the monks.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice cola colored brown. Aromas of dark malts, fruit, and a touch of spice. Has flavors of chocolate, caramel, and a touch of wood.