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
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#300. Never rated it though I drink it on a regular base. Nice reddish brown with a steady off-white head. Malts and red fruit in the nose. Fruity, fresh taste, good bitterness in the end. Not too sweet, wellbalanced. Full, creamy mouthfeel, maybe just a little thin towards the end (but not AT the end)this is one of the best dubbels..
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unlike the commercial description, i found the red to have a light, quickly dissipating head. The aroma was rich and inviting. The taste was slightly bitter, but very smooth and full. I was able to taste the fruit, and was left with an overall pleasing, and clean taste.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown with a tan head that seems to last forever. Oddly, lacing is nil. Sweet, fruity nose some figs, apricot, slightly malty. Silky mouthfeel, a touch creamy, good light carbonation. Flavor is considerably lighter than other Chimay brews I have tried, not as complex. Fruity but not quite as sweet as the nose implies, apricot and malt, a touch of pepper. Fairly clean finish, but it leaves me wanting. A good dubbel, but feels incomplete.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 Nice aroma, very cloudy/red with typical clear/white head. A little metallic aftertaste but nice entry.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured an amber with good fizzy head. There was a nose of pepper and spice. The taste was great, pepper in the nose, vanilla in the after taste. Pretty good.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 Poured from the botte at The Jolly Gardeners (Putney, London), a reddish brown with a creamy head. A fruity aroma with hints of strawberries and banana. A sweetish flavour with fruit coming through again (tangy pear). Initially smooth in the mouth with a nice natural carbonation and a tangy sour aftertaste.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque deep brown. Aroma of malt, raisins and brown sugar but not strong. Great bubbly mouthfeel, well done, with a minerally flavour. ’Irony.’ Enjoyable, but not overwhelming.