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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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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
750ml half price bottle!!!! Yeah this wasn’t regular cinq cents but that’s what I was charged, score!!! Poured a mostly clear gold body with a huge foamy bright white head. Aroma has some definite sulfur going on despite being in a brown bottle, weird I know, wet dough, rotting fruit, old flowers in bad stagnant water. Body is thin with average carbonation and a dry finish like going into cardboard. Flavor of skunk and cardboard. This is totally not worth the money.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2734) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle at home from drinkstore
pours hazy pale blonde with fluffy white head that collapses to a lacing. Strong coriander on the nose, fairly lively carbonation. Sweet malt and strong spices. With a touch of warming booZe and brief finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8997) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2013
750ml (Kaisla, Helsinki) - shared by Bert and 2 random girlies
Beautiful slighty hazy pale orange, lovely tight whitefluffy head. lovely fruity aroma, fleshy apples and pears, nice and mellow. messier with yeast. Soft grainy taste, slightly bitter grassy dusty hops. Full and sweet smooth palate, crisp carbonation. With yeast, it’s messier, definitely drink this without yeast. Not boozy, but quite potent, plenty of vapours. dry woodinessand bitter old hops in the long long finish. the worst bit wss while it was in tyhe mouth, thwe nose and finish are lovely, the taste a bit underwhelming.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
dprski33 (27) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
The first disappointment from the Chimay family. There is a cumulative aftertaste that builds and and gets less desirable the further one gets through the bottle. It’s a shame really.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4415) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Split a 750ml bottle I picked up in Maryland a while back. Aroma was yeasty notes, some bread and a touch of citrus notes. Flavor was grain notes, yeast, bready goodness and a touch of banana. Wheat notes, drinkable - alcohol masked well but is really warming.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2146) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2013
The lighter style of Belgian strong. Appearance is pale but the fluffy white huge homebrew head adds a point. Caged and corked by the way. Nose is yeasty and fruity - a bit of banana, some melon, but mainly apricots. Mouthfeel is thicker than I expected, tangy with a bit of alcohol and warmth and some carbonation and syrup. Some complexity and depth here, but not my favorite of this wide ranging style.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1881) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle into a chimay glass. Pours a really nice tan color with a fluffy white head that lasts throughout with little bubbles. Sweet, sugary and boozy but nothing that’s if expect from chimay/my epiphany beer. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but a little dissapointing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle, pours a nice dark brown, aroma of a standard belgian strong, quite sweet, definitely lots of sugars in there. Lots of spice and some belgiany yeast flavours, pretty enjoyable

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
Bottled from biernavigatie.nl. Hazy golden colored, yeast particles, white head. Very strong spicy nose, cardamom, yeasty, some fruit. Dry and spicy flavor, somewhat alcoholic, not that easy to drink. Feels like a spiced-up version of their tripel, which i’m not really a fan of as well. A one-time brew, which imho is for the best.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours sligthly hazy blond with good white head, nice lacing. Aroma is of yeast, fruits, spices, flowers. Taste is of yeast, spices, fruits, malt. Fresh feeling. Palate: Medium body. Overall: A very good one by Chimay, wich is not that interesting usually imvho. Fruity, refreshing.


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