Dacrza (928) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE TASTED: February 10, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay 150th anniversary goblet...OCCASION: PSU/Illinois Sunday... APPEARANCE: dark mahogany body; thick, creamy off-white head that clings to the glass; cascading lacing... AROMA: bright, aromatic hops; some apple and pear bake in a soft, doughy aura; some ginger or allspice as well...PALATE: almost light-bodied, dry, and beguilingly drinkable presence; smooth and inviting...TASTE: grape, grapefruit, and soft pine resin--soft, pleasant, after-dinner cordial warmth; slightly acidic... OVERALL: revisiting the first beer to make me say, "Whoa," Keanu style--and the beer does not disappoint to create a drinking experience where the beer IS the moment...the Chimay family grows in strength, but the opener in the sampler outperforms most other breweries’ "first-ups by a long shot with drinkability and strength to spare...
Hiledd (110) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown color, a little hazy. Bright white head, very carbonated. Floral and dried fruit aroma, figs or plums. Very carbonated, fizzy off tongue, body is full but carbonation makes it feel lighter. Plum, pear, banana, spicy flavor, malty flavor, with toffee or caramel.
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schnubbie (50) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 20, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice brownish color and a big cream head. yeasty, malty and fruity taste. i did like it
carlom (21) - ITALY - APR 18, 2017
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Colore ambrato scuro, schiuma corposa e persistente, carburazione media. Sentori di malto e ferro che svanisce con la bevuta. Al palato malto, crosta di pane e albicocca. Finale amaro, birra molto equilibrata e molto bevibile.
Zilb (266) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - APR 18, 2017
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2017 3 ans et 8 mois avant DLC. Brune ambrée col de mousse magnifique et tenue exceptionnelle, carbo importante. Arôme malt toasté et raisins secs et alcool. Bonne rondeur, malt grillés, légère amertume. Bonne bière.
mmmeinike (93) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 16, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grumset brunlig ale med kort beige skum. Duft af malt, tørretfrugt i form af rosiner og figen samt krydderier. Smag af karamel, marcipan og krydderier.
waltz (82) - - APR 16, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma marcante com ótima formação e persistência dá espuma. Cerveja ótima, leve e refrescante
Muggus69 (2360) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL corked & caged bottle - VERY old - 07/08 vintage? Label has seen better days.
Bugger to get the corked out but presented with a gorgeous looking beer - deep ruby body, small but dense beige head persists.
Aroma subtle but intriguing - dried fruit notes of date, sultana, prune, vinous red fruits, honey & caramelised sugar/fruit.
A sultry silky smooth ride on the palate - soft fine carbonation, texture is velvety, perhaps lost a bit of weight with age but ethereally light, tremendous balance.
Palate is just sensational for an aged beer - starts sweet with those caramelised malts, good weight upfront then slims down with stacks of sultana & date and porty nutty rancio notes on a long spicy yet supremely well balanced finish.
The joys of great ales with maturity behind them - better than any fresh Chimay Red I’ve tried!
djcampbell (38) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Špičkové pivo, podobně jako všechny Chimaye. Exluzivní pivíčko po všech směrech.
Westy1130 (34) - - APR 1, 2017
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A toned down version of The Grande Reserve, but just as enjoyable. Pairs excellent with Chimay’s cheeses and bread.
Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours with a good head and lacing. The aroma is pleasant, yeasty, fruity and malty, some banana as well. The taste is similar but is surprisingly flat. Not in terms of carbonation but flavour. Quite a subtle taste, good but could be better.