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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
prettyham (27) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Love this one. Bottled shared in S.F. flavor of black pepper, malt, grapes, spices like clove and cinnamon

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 30, 2013
Bottle from Yamaya. Very nice flowery, spicy aroma, with some fumes and noticeable hopping. Hazy apple juice, honeyish color, thin head. Initial gives sharp fruitiness and some hits of booziness / mid goes in grapes, honey, pears / final balances out and adds light spice, something minty or perhaps anise. Medium body and sharp carb burn. Very nice. Tastes rather like Chimay blue, but the hops and spice give it an extra dimension.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (2144) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle killed at the Blind Monk. Hazy golden colour with a big frothy white head. Banana, spices, and sour aromas. The flavor is banana, fruits, spices, hops, and barrel notes. Huge hops and alcohol notes for a Chimay. Slightly disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6480) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 28, 2013
750 ml bottle. BBE 2015. From Belgium. Courtesy of brandman. Thanks Hans! HHOK XIV.
Hazy golden colour with a big frothy white head. Banana, fruit salad, alcohol, yoghurt, mild sourness and some medicine in the aroma. The flavour is fruits, alcohol, hops and quite a lot bitterness. Alcohol is warming a lot. The alcohol is rather evident for a Chimay brew. Slightly disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
(Bottled, 0.75l) Hazy golden with a smallish head. Grainy maltiness in the nose, like the beer was already aged, as well as lots of orange fruitiness and some spices. Tripel-fruity flavor with grainy malt, some lime-citrus notes, light alcohol burn. Quite full body, yet even refreshing and drinkable for the ABV. Clearly related to the Triple, but leaning towards strong blonde ales. Could be better with slightly lower ABV, but I guess they had to go with a full ten percent (for the first time) to make this brew special.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
750 ml bottle into signature chalice; 12993 cork code, 2012 bottling. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Beautiful looking brew. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, coriander, cardamom, candi sugar, honey, light bubblegum, and earthy yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with moderate malt balance; and moderate spices. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, coriander, cardamom, honey, candi sugar, light bubblegum, floral, and earthy yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, coriander, honey, candi sugar, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with moderate spicing that isn’t overdone; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Tripel! Great balance and complexity of yeast ester flavors with moderate malt and spice balance; and very smooth to sip on for a 10% brew. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (633) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
Bottle 0,75l. Pours a golden color with a fluffy white huge homebrew. Aroma of banana, yeast and alcohol. Taste of syrup, banana, some melon, apple and apricots. It tastes a bit of alcohol and warmth and some carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Pours yellow with a huge head, aroma of black pepper, allspice, olives malt and fruit, flavor of black pepper, malt, grapes, spices like clove and cinnamon, medium bodied

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
The aroma is yeasty and malty with a bit of fruit and soap. The appearance is hazy gold with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is a bit thin. Overall not that special. Sad for a $30.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palidor19 (2918) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
The aroma reminds of a grapefruit soda, this a very strong beer. The taste is yeasty, dusty. And it works all the way. A truly classy beer. Drink with caution ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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