alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2006
I like the champagne mouthfeel of Chimay’s brews. This one is light on flavor, however. Trappist light? Good to give to friend who aren’t serious beer lovers. Bewildebeeste (6) - Whitley Bay, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2006 does not count
330ml bottle. Reasonable head that subsides slowly. Certainly an unusual aroma to this beer, somewhere between a malt cellar and a damp dog, though that isnt necessarily a bad thing. As for the taste, quite a deep earthy taste, lacking the bitter, fruity tang of some belgian beers; though again, this isn’t a bad thing. Eminently drinkable with an almost caramelised aftertaste. BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Hard to not compare this to the blue... so I won’t try. A very great beer. Really the main thing I think this lacks from the Blue is the great mouth feel the blue has, the alcohol tingle, without the alcohol taste. xjaja (14) - FINLAND - MAR 19, 2006
Tätä olutta pystyy juomaan sujuvasti. Maku on paljon miedompi kuin sinisessä Chimayssä.
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2006
330 ml bottle. Good carbonation. Fruity / malty aroma. Cloudy. Smooth taste, easy to drink. Great beer
gallaghermurph (54) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Pours a cloudy, nutty, iced tea brown. Tan, two finger frothy head diminishes to a tan film with pronounced center as carbonation comes up from the center in the Trappist glass. A medium palate with a slightly oily texture with lively small carbonation. Leaves a very full, even lacing that lingers for a moment before descending the walls of the glass. Aroma is a slightly sweet spice with a nutty background – not terribly strong. Initial banana sweetness was a surprise, then goes into a profound choco-nut, autumn spices and clove linger to the finish. Maybe cassis as well? Has a very pleasant mild spicy bite to it. Barely a trace of bitterness to add balance. A truly great beer. Loved every second of it. jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2006 A good beerfrom belgium. many complex layers of flavor, a head that lasts for years, very open and warm on the palate, rich oak balanced against sweet apricot. Delicious. aedil (2) - USA - MAR 10, 2006 does not count
Very enjoyable Abbey beer. Moderately strong with a distinctly fine taste. harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2006
just classicly good. this should be as bad as beer gets like this should be like budweiser or something. the world would be cooler that way. blankboy (7780) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2006
750ml bottle shared with HogTownHarry at Brasserie Frisco. Pours a murky bubbly reddish-brown with a large lasting creamy off-white head. Nice aroma of yeast, dark fruit, brown sugar and spices. Sweet fruity flavour with yeast, spices, malt and a mild bitter finish -- very tasty. Alcohol is very well hidden. Medium bodied. Pleasant and easy to drink, this is very good stuff.