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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (778) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2013
75cl. Bottle. Poors hazy almost clear yellow with white head. Aroma yeast, apple, fruits, corriander, floral, little spicy. Taste loads of soft bitters, loads of sweets and a hint of sour apple Mouth-feel creamy. Great beer, loving it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
molly75 (300) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 [ASPETTO] oro carico, quasi aranciato, leggermente velata; schiuma bianca, fine , abbondante e media persistenza [OLFATTO] profumi floreali con un tocco fruttale che ricorda marmellata di frutta gialla. Evidenti i lieviti, malti con sentori di crosta di pane e miele. Profumi alcolici evidenti [GUSTO] in bocca prendono il sopravvento le note amare la cui azione è amplificata da una buona dose di alcool già evidente fin dall’inizio. Si presenta meno dolce rispetto a quanto preannunciava al naso,mantenendo comunque note di marmellata. Una leggera astringenza si perde in un finale speziato e pepato, con alcol evidente ma non fastidioso. [TEXTURE] corpo medio, morbida al palato, buona carbonazione iniziale. [COMMENTO FINALE] strong ale prossima ad una tripel, aromatica e con note dolci comprimarie a servizio dell’effetto complessivo, alcolicità elevata che quasi spaventa, ma che in bocca funziona bene senza impedire una bevuta fluida. Mantiene un buon equilibrio complessivo ed evoluziona in maniera interessante soprattutto nel finale con una speziatura compiacente.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerLars (7) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
A lot of coriander, medium-high sweetness, short finish. Great, white foamy head. High carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chefinvt (19) - Blenheim, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2013
A wonderful drop. Pours a slight hazy orange, with a lively white head. First aromas carry a hit of apple and pear, with a hit of ethenol. Moments later it leads to bisquit and toffee. The spices are well hidden, but apparent on the palate. On the palate first in malt and toffee, lending to the spices and superb carbonation. A little hot on the palate but very drinkable with a delightful dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pours hazy pale orangish color with white head. Strong corriander and floral aroma with some doughy yeast. Fruity and doughy flavor with lots of corriander.Medium body with lively carbonation. A decent beer but definitely not worth anywhere near the $25 price tag.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
Clear golden with a white head and noticeable carbonation. Aroma is citrus pith, champagne, coriander. Floral on the palate with a bitter aftertaste. Taste is bitter orange, apricot jam, coriander.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (784) - Queens, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle: pours a hazy straw color with a big foamy white head, aroma is yeasty, hints of banana, taste is sweet, some spices, lots of carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2191) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
a bit warming and mellow. caramel and spice, banana and coriander. some sweetness with yeasty fresh malt and deep dark aged fruits. beautiful brown trappist style ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (671) - USA - JAN 28, 2013
Aroma is sweet and estherery banana, clove, vanilla, dough. Beautiful gold with big pillowy white head that leaves dense lacing. Sweet, body of grains, mostly a wheat. Banana reminiscent Of ahefeweizen. Creamy body. Medium to full.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2398) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Served at cellar temp. The beer is golden hued and transparent with bubbles in rapid ascension emanating from the bottom. The head is an inch thick and displays lasting retention. The aroma offers Belgian yeast, spice, citrus, coriander. The flavor brings abundant spice wrapped in a blanket of Trappist yeast. Brown bread, slightly sweet. Really tasty. Medium bodied and silky smooth on the palate. Moderate carbonation. A touch of alcohol warmth in the finish. Overall, this was vey tasty. Is it worth $21? Is it better than the regular Chimay lineup? The answer to both questions is no. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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