MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2001
Good and spicy. Pours beautifully, with a full head that stays around for a good long time. Nice flavor. Still good, but my least favorite of Chimay's offerings. Better Tripels exist, though this one's quite good. VA Homebrewer (524) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2001
Deep, cloudy copper color with a thick eggshell-colored head that lasts. Yeast is very evident in the nose along with some musty aromas. Malty up-front with yeast again evident. Clean, slightly bitter finish. Great mouthfeel on this one. Not quite as 'hearty' as the Bleu in this department, but still rather good. Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2001
Nicely Belgian, earthy/sweet with plenty alcohol............................ ravidesai (979) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 12, 2001
My favorite chimay. fraternie (1021) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2001
copper colouredhighly effervescent. has a great citrus nose.
lots of flavor with a hoppy finish.
I had this beer the night before Orval and I have to say I liked it a lot better...very smooth with a faint fruit flavor. Champageney.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 27, 2001
Cloudy amber color, with lots of yeast floating. Very yeasty aroma, with a bitter yeast taste, Slight spiciness, and an alcoholic aftertaste. I must say that I did not enjoy this, which is sad since I do like the Red and Blue Chimays. Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 27, 2001
Big chunks of yeast are suspended in this red-orange, cloudy brew. Reminded me of a pina colada in many respects, including flavor and aftertaste. There are definite pineapple-coconut highlights and a white rum aftertaste. Some bitterness, but overall a bit watery. After sampling the final of three, I would say Red, Blue, and White in order from best to least. TAR (2793) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2001
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2004 A "Trappist?" Please. Although this is the best of the three, it still has that dull/lifeless/thin mouthfeeel to match the bland malt flavprs. Fruity esters are its saving grace. trappist12 (199) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2001
Outstanding when chilled well.Hints of raisins and a refreshing finish. The favorite of the trappists themselves(those who drink, that is) muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2001
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2004 1st review Aug 2001 7/4/8/5/16 4.0
2nd review Nov 2004 Cloudy yeast-filled gold...lemon-cream-biscuit aroma...sweet-sharp acerbic flavor, full mouthfeel, dry and almost bitter late...mouthpuckering sour finish after a sweet, honey light beginning.