Chimay Reviews




MrW
3.7
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
33cl bottle. Poured dark with a reddish shine, white dense head. Aroma is malty, light caramel, dried fruits. Taste is malts as well, caramel, but some fruits in the end again. Soft mouthfeel, soft balanced taste.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MrW
3.5
Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré
33cl bottle. Fruits in the nose, also some grain, citrus and a bit banana. Poured misty golden, with a decent white foamy head. The head was not lasting. Taste has bread, grain, a bit banana again, coriander. Coriander comes back in the aftertaste.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MrW
4.1
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve
Bottle 75cl. Aroma is sweet, brown sugar, a bit fruit in the nose as well. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head, more carbo than I expected. Taste is fruits, sugar, caramel and a gentle alcohol hint in the end.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

LaPelos
3.6
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
Botella de 33cl. Aromas a levadura y malta. Cuerpo medio y ligero amargor. Final seco y persistente. De las buenas. Para repetir
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

19Oracolo78
4.8
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve
Presa in bottiglia. Birra marrone scuro. Schiuma cremosa e scura. All’olfatto sentori di spezie e profumo di tostato. Al palato si presenta un corpo con note di caramello e di cioccolato. Una birra eccezionale da bere sui formaggi.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

commonshawn
4.5
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve
Tap in Ghent with commonmac and samuelito, willyp, and rosskyle. Dark amber brown with thick off white head . Sugar nose. Sweet, layered flavors, well balanced. Good body. Great beer. 11
Monday, February 20, 2017

19Oracolo78
5
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents
La mia birra preferita. Si presenta di un bel color giallo paglierino torbido dovuto alla rifermentazione in bottiglia. Schiuma abbondante, fine e persistente. All’olfatto note fruttate di pesca, albicocca e di mandarino. In bocca è un’esplosione di sapori. Questa birra è 8 gradi ma non si sente per niente, la sua frizzantezza e il suo corpo riescono a camuffare l’alcol rendendola particolarmente beverina. I sentori sono di frutta gialla, note di caramello che si bilanciano con la lieve acidità. Nel finale rimane agrodolce. Una birra eccezionale.
Monday, February 20, 2017

Jlebreta
4.3
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
Beer with taste and remarkable. THE brown Ale Chimay is one of the very traditional Trappist beers makers. Everyone has to try ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Foffern
3.9
Chimay 150 / Spéciale Cent Cinquante
Bottle at Hundholmen, Bodø. The colour is slightly hazy amber with an off-white head. Fruity aroma of spices, Belgian yeast, peaches, hay, almonds, pale malt and some lemon and alcohol. Sweet flavor of grains, hay, dried fruit, spices and flowers. Has a soft and slick mouth feel, full-bodied and light bitterness. A nice and complex ale, and must be excellent to food.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

romshah
3.4
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents
bottle, mainly malt smell when opening, looking for other fruit but difficult to find, taste bitter with some lingering aftertaste, dry, not so creamy and a bit harsh aftertaste. Can taste the alcohol.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

pintbypint
3.6
Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré
330ml brown bottle. Pale yellow with yeast haze. Strong white head. Nose has some fruity notes, dusty, yeasty, grains. Taste has yeast notes, straw and grains. Finishes yeasty. Pleasant.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

anders37
3.7
Chimay Grande Réserve Vieillie En Barriques (2016/1)
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody caramel spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy woody caramel yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty woody caramel finish.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Zarrach76
4.6
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
Dubbel d’Abbaye brune limite rousse transparente, bien claire, avec une mousse ivoire stable et fine sur 5mm tout au long de la dégustation. Le nez est superbe, dominé par un malt caramel de haute volée avec des notes de chocolat au lait et de miel. Le fruit n’est pas en reste avec de beaux arômes de pomme cuite, d’abricot, de fraise, de mûre, de pêche, des notes de poire, de raisin sec, de banane, de pruneau mais aussi de cannelle et de vanille. En bouche, bonne carbonatation, un bon houblon aromatique (Hallertau comme spécifié, donc très classique mais diablement efficace), très bonne arrière-bouche sur les céréales blondes, la texture est souple et moelleuse, typique des Dubbel (et Doppel Allemandes d’ailleurs), l’alcool est au niveau sans que ce ne soit non plus extase, tandis que l’amertume est finement exécutée, bien dans l’équilibre. Le final un peu plus mince par contre, mais la longueur est bonne et s’articule sur grande levure bien droite, noble. Une excellente Dubbel avec tout ce qu’il faut de qualité(s). Après rien ne me renverse réellement, mais c’est une bière gourmande qui ne redemande qu’une seule chose : à être bue une deuxième fois, une troisième fois, une quatrième fois etc. C’est ce qu’on appelle un classique ! Bouteille 75cl, V&B Grenoble.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

john44
3.9
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents
Draft. Hazy dark gold in colour. Hoppy, yeasty aroma. Fruity (orange-citrus, raisins). Hoppy (earthy, peppery hops). Yeasty and Spicy (cinnamon). Malty (caramel). Dry bitter edge throughout. Dry finish. Very nice beer! (2008)
Friday, February 17, 2017

TedE
3.9
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve
Birthday present, 750 ml bottle. Tulip glass. Cork pops, mist appears. Hazy orange/bronze beer with off-white head and champagne carbonation. Nose of yeast, fruit, malt, dough. Spicy fruity taste, smooth texture. Really easy to drink at 9%! Finish has more fruit and floral notes. Alcohol only becomes noticeable very late on, but not unpleasant. As it warms, more malt is apparent. Classic.
Friday, February 17, 2017

ALIBALI
4.4
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve
Rosinenrumtopfflaggschiff mit deutlicher Malzquadrupelschlagseite. Schwerst belgisch und von unfassbarer Eleganz. WOWWWW.. 0,1/Fass. TAPHOUSE MUNICH.
Friday, February 17, 2017

davidf93
3.9
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
Earthy aromas and malty. Nice carbonation as well as head retention. Peach ruby-like colour.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

m.mahu
3.5
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
Bottle at home. Pours clear, dark ruby with frothy white foam. Aromas of yeast, fruit, light caramel. Spicy and quite dry. Slightly acidic, with lively carbonation. Sweet and ok hoppy. Good.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Estebanik
4
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents
Piana mega trwała, zbita, drobna. W aromacie brzoskwinie, suszone morele. Fenole ukryły się gdzieś w tle, ale jakoś mi ich tu nie brakuje. W smaku przyjemnie, jest dość wytrawnie, choć nie aż tak jak w niektórych stylowych pobratymcach. Wysoko nasycone, rześkie, bardzo mocno owocowe. Bardziej soczyste od niektórych polskich NE IPA:D Klasa.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

vsyrbu
3.8
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
The foam is porous. Colour dark ruby, like a strong tea. In aroma and taste pleasant of yeast, fruits, something of dried apricots and a little hop. Not as cool as the bleue, but is still very decent.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Schytte
4.5
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve
Serveret i Chimay glas. Mørkebrun/sort farve, mellemstor langsomt aftagende skum. Mild duft af gær. Fyldig sød smag med en anelse lakrids. Mellemlang eftersmag med lidt alkohol.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cristobal37
4.3
Chimay Grande Réserve Vieillie En Barriques (2016/2)
Smoky aroma with some sweet cognac and Chimay blue aroma. Smoky, woody, cherry, tobacco. The smoky wood character is dominant. It’s good but maybe I prefer the original blue.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

kapusil
4.4
Chimay Grande Réserve Vieillie En Barriques (2016/2)
0.75l bottle. Dark brown body with a beige head. Quite a lot of smoke in the aroma with notes of chocolate, caramel, banana and cognac. Taste of smoke, tobacco, toast, banana, chocolate and floral hops. Very nice beer for sure, but at the same time it’s a bit too smoky for me.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

vsyrbu
4
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve
very pleasant and tasty Belgian beer. The sweet aroma of fruits, yeast and light alcohol. In the taste is the same sweetness of fruits, caramel and a nice warming alcohol in the finish.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CanCrusher
4.2
Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré
Bottle 0,33L. Foggy, golden color with big, creamy, fully lasting white head and lively visible carbonation. Aroma of coriander and lime. Taste is more like Belgian wit beers. Not sweet, neither bitter, but somewhere between with coriander and wheat. It’s easy to drink and very refreshing.
Monday, February 13, 2017

davidf93
4.1
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve
Dark beer, with lively carbonation. Licorice and sugar , it produces still a strong ’kick’ so that it’s not too sweet. Kinda sultry aftertaste, which is preferable!
Monday, February 13, 2017

PlutonowyMan
4
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve
Barwa ciemno br?zowa z bordowymi prze?witami. Piana w kolorze z?amanej bieli, ?rednio wysoka i nie trwa?a. Aromat ziemisty z mocnymi nutami palonych ziaren kawy, delikatnie ciemne owoce. W smaku bardzo podobnie, palone ziarna kawy, intensywne nuty ziemiste, przypominaj?ce spalon? ziemi?, marcepan. Calo?? okraszona jest rozgrzewaj?cym alkoholem, szlachetnym alkoholem. Nasycenie ?rednie w kierunku do niskiego.
Monday, February 13, 2017

puren
3.2
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents
PREZENTACJA: przejrzyste, złote, piana jest ogromna, ale szybko się dziurawi i pozostaje po niej chmurkowo-kołnierzykowy harmider, ładnie zdobi szkło;
AROMAT: ulotny, lekko winny, przaśny, przyprawowy, chlebowy z nutą drewnianą;
ODCZUCIE: ciało niskie, wysoko nasycone;
SMAK: zboże, chleb, nutka winna, średnia średnio długa drewniana goryczka;
OGÓLNIE: takie sobie, trochę bez wyrazu, nie czuć w ogóle alkoholu.

Monday, February 13, 2017

ROSE1962
4.6
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve
Bursztynowe, nalało się praktycznie bez piany. W aromacie sporo suszonych owoców, figi, daktyle, ciut moreli. Delikatnie przyprawowe akcenty też się pojawiają. W smaku gładkie, bardzo mocno owocowe, zdecydowanie słodkie.
Sunday, February 12, 2017

kdd230
4.4
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
330ml. bottle in The Beer House, Vientiane, Laos. Pours a cloudy copper colour. Aroma of fruit, yeast and hops. Slightly acidic. Spicy and fairly well carbonated. A bitter finish but the balanced flavours make this an excellent brew.
Sunday, February 12, 2017

simontomlinson
3.2
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
Off white creamy head stayed well on a murky walnut coloured body. Malty, tobacco & candy aroma. Medium to thin body. Creamy. well carbonated. very airy. Dry on the aft. Malt, caramel, demarara sugar - but not too it’s not sweet, toffee & yeast.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

WarMan04
3.9
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
Pours hazy, brown colour with small, beige head. Aroma is fruity, plums, caramel, spicy. Really pleasant. Taste is malty, especially caramel, then some fruity notes. Low bitterness, medium body. High carbonation. Balanced taste, which is neither too dry, nor too sweet. Some light alcohol in the end. I’m really impressed how Abbey Dubbels are tasteful and complex.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

davidf93
4.1
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents
Served quite cold from a tulip, nice frothy head. Appearance is yellow with some cloud. Tangy, bread and banana like flavours. Very smooth, almost Weiss like with pronounced yeast-strain flavours and slight bitter aftertaste.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

m.mahu
3.5
Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré
Bottle at home. Pours murky/dirty yellow. Good amount of white foam with big soft bubbles, which goes away rather quickly. Smells like yeast, coriander, mild spices, wet bread, mild banana. The tastes follows with low, soft bitterness. Spiceness lingers on the throat a bit, but the beer ends rather abrupty at some point. Medium carbonation. Lighter on the esters. Drinkable.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

nutjes
4
Chimay Grande Réserve Vieillie En Barriques (2016/3)
75cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs. U: Donkerbruin met rode schijn vergezeld van een beige schuimkraag. G: Karamel, chocolade, beetje bessen, cognac en wat vanille en hout. S: Zoet met een zeer klein beetje moutbitterheid. Karamel, hout en alcoholwarmte. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Samuel214
4
Chimay Grande Réserve Vieillie En Barriques (2016/1)
Flaska från SB, tappad på flaska i mars 2016. Provning med Nerikes Ölsällskap. Mörk mörkbrun med brunbeiget skum. Doft av torkad frukt, brunt socker, ekfat, övermoget äpple, lätt cognac, lätt tanniner. Stor kropp men tydligt torr och sträv från fatlagring. Smakmässigt lite torrare med rostade toner, torkad frukt, russin, brunt socker, kola, cognac, lite spritighet och hetta från alkoholen men inte så det stör. Dämpad sötma i förhållande till doften. Tycker fatlagringen gjort sig väl gentemot vanliga blå Chimay. Håller ihop väl. Lång eftersmak, rostad och torr maltighet.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

oobawa
2.8
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
Pours a lovely hazed brown topped by a fluffy off-white head. Smells of sweet clove and honey and maybe a touch of banana. Taste starts out surprisingly dry, the Hallertaus offsetting the Belgian sweetness with a medicinal undertone. Fruits show up as it warms, giving up fig and dried apricot and honey-slathered toast, yet the pilsner malts maintain a firm bottom line. Hefeweisen bananaclove eventually pops up, and the finish seems both too bitter and too sweet. Not my favorite Trappist ale, but drinkable.
Friday, February 10, 2017

lullasky
3.8
Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré
Un(e) classique à la hauteur de la brasserie Chimay. Tout ce que vous pouvez attendre d’une blonde, bien qu’un peu légère.
Friday, February 10, 2017

sneakyjanko
3.5
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents
Uzupełnianie profilu z własnych notatek / zapisków, z racji postanowienia założenia konta na rb.
Friday, February 10, 2017

Luneylane
3.6
Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré
A bottle from Jason’s near NCCU, drunk at home. Aroma: sour, pear drops, very nice. Appearance: generous, rocky head, dissipates to 2-3mm. Cloudy, straw. Palate: medium-bodied, creamy, soft carbonation. Long and complex finish. Taste: predominantly fruity and sweet. Though I prefer more booze, this is good gear.
Friday, February 10, 2017

MAGICuenca91
3.9
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
Gran cerveza de abadía. Un aroma interesante aunque demasiado suave. Una apariencia espectacular. Color marrón oscuro con una espesa espuma de color amarillento que se mantiene constante. Un sabor suave pero intenso que mezcla lo dulce con lo amargo. Tiene notas de café y caramelo. Y posee un paladar amargo que convence.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Nurmis
3.9
Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré
33cl bottle. Pours cloudy yellow. Floral/herbal hops, spices, yeast and malt. Fresh! Easy to drink, but surprisingly complex. Great!
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

sjorsvdg
3.5
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
Prima dubbel, met een hartige pilssmaak, gecombineerd met wat rood fruit en kandij. Aroma is fruitig en zoet.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cokemonkey11
3.4
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve
Bottle. Fosdem. Unpoured. Scent is slightly peppery. Taste is lovely soft cloves on ale. Finish is dry. Great, if a little simple.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Jesper86
3.7
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents
Balanced. Bread, cream, banana, coriander. Slightly more pronounced bitterness than f.e. a Karmeliet.
Sunday, February 5, 2017

BrewWhatIWant
3.6
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents
Pours a hazy yellow like aged leather with a big white head that lasts forever leaving plenty of lacing. Aroma is hoppy with a bit of fruity sweetness. Taste is fairly bitter, a bit sweet, and a little tart with medicinal, tannic dryness. Notes of noble hops up front, along with lemon, bubblegum, peach, wheat, and some peppery spice. It has a very foamy, full mouthfeel and plenty of carbonation. On the first sip it seemed too medicinal and off putting, but it grew on me.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Jesper86
4
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
Very welcoming aromas of fruit, figs, freshly baked cookies, spices. Heavy on the carbonisation, but it’s fine bubbles and essential to the balance. Pronounced fig flavours. Plums, raisin bread, yeast. Pretty striking and characteristic. Excellent. Could be really stunning if the sweetness were slightly less.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

VsXsV
3.9
Chimay Grande Réserve Vieillie En Barriques (2016/1)
Bottle. Deep brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of wood, cognac, raw sugar, dried fruit, raisins and light caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, raw sugar, raisins, cognac and wood. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice!
Friday, February 3, 2017

tanel025
4.3
Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents
Aroma is very good, fruity. Lots of white cream head, stays. First taste is sweet malty caramel. This slowly develops into bitterness of hops and that stays also for aftertaste, when sweetness is gone. Excellent tripel. Easily drinkable, pure joy.
Friday, February 3, 2017

ebone1988
3.9
Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première)
Aroma is dark fruit, spice, woody, yeast, dry, maybe some clove. Appearance is reddish brown, light tan, almost off white head, hazy. Taste is spice, clove, wood, barrel, dark fruit, raisins, booze, eh. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, woody boozy spicy aftertaste. Overall, it’s not as balanced as I expected, which is unfortunate because they’re usually spot on.
Thursday, February 2, 2017