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Chimay 150 / Spéciale Cent Cinquante

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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To celebrate the 150 years spent at the Abbey Of Scourmont, the Chimay Trappist brewery has developed this exceptional anniversary beer brewed specially for the occasion. Note: available only in bottles! Recipe contains coriander and cardemom.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (751) - SPAIN - SEP 25, 2014
Botella de 75 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, levadura, ligeramente afrutado, dulce.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3847) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
750ml bottle. Hazy, bright orangey, golden colour with average, thick, frothy, faily lasting and lacing, white head. Fruity aroma, notes of apricot, a touch of mirabelle, peach, some yeasty and herbal spiciness. Taste is quite similar, smooth palate, well hidden alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (219) - CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a clear gold (some lees in the bottle) with a fat finger of fluffy white head, great retention, and chunky head. Nose is muted, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, faint floral hops and dark fruit. Taste follows suit, sweet and complex. Medium to light body, with a somewhat fluffy texture aided by the sustained moderate carbonation, and a lingering, sticky, boozy finish. I’m a little torn here - it’s a decent enough tripel, albeit a touch on the sticky side, and missing the dry, floral aspect I tend to prefer in a tripel - but I feel like it would cellar really well. There’s a hint of dark fruit that I think would integrate very well with the booziness to make something partway between a tripel and a quad. As it stands, it’s a little exuberant and naďve. At the end of the day, though, it’s a Chimay, and if they do anything wrong, I haven’t seen it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Janleye (2) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
Speciaalbier ter ere van 150 jaat van de trappistenbrouwerij, een aanrader, blond met veel smaak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (1801) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Luxury ale of limited edition (100,000 bottles, if I’m not mistaken) for the 150th anniversary of the largest Belgian trappist brewery. Off-white, irregular head on a cloudy golden blonde robe. Nice fruity and herbal aroma with citrus peel, cinnamon, molasses, raisins, yeast, pear, candi syrup, pineapple. Soft and complex fruitiness in onset, well-rounded and supple with caramelly and bready, mellow, mouth-filling maltiness, yeasty spicy touch, medium long finish, very well-balanced. Another great trappist which undoubtedly ages quite well, too bad I didn’t buy more bottles.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Een heel lekker blond bier met een volle smaak en goede afdronk. Een aanrader.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (6560) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a dirty mahogany with a medium off-white head. Aroma is complex, with lots of Belgian yeast, toffee, and some dark fruits. Flavour is complex, with loads of raisins, toffee and complex Belgian yeast. Extremely drinkable despite the lively carbonation. Wonderful stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6678) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Spicy aroma, lightly perfumed. And yeasty. Flavor start sweet, some hoppy notes too and yeasty. Finish bitter. Creamy, dry texture. Warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with 2 finger thick white head. Aroma: Orange, candied peel, floral, aniseed, candy sugar, lemon, freshness! Taste: Medium sweetness and bitterness with low/medium sourness. Palate: Medium thick texture, medium body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering dry, citrus, orange, bitter sweet, peppery, marzipan, finish with alcohol warmth. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.


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