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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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
culchiem (2543) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Clear gold with a dense white head. Spiced aroma and a very tangy palate. Yeast, wheat but all lifted with an Indian food spiciness. Very smooth considering the alcohol level

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (710) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Kaatuu nimikkolasiinsa kullankeltaisena ja hieman sameana, vaahto on noin sormen paksuinen ja todella kestävää sorttia. Väkisin tulee saman panimon White mieleen, niukemmalla vaahdolla. Haju on hieman viileänä tasainen sekoitus mausteisuutta, marjaisuutta ja kuivattua hedelmää. Hieman myös marjapensasta on mukana. Maku on vahvasti aniksinen ja runsaasti muitakin mausteita on mukana. Taustalla on myös kuivattua hedelmää, mutta anis jyrää kyllä jopa anisfanin mielestä turhankin paljon muiden yli. Suutuntuma on reilun hiilihappoinen ja muutenkin melko täyteläinen. Humalointia löytyy, yllättävän vahvasti. Alkoholikin tuntuu, muttei häiritsevästi. Olutvuoden 2013 avaus on kyllä erittäin vahvaa belgituotosta, joskin anis jyrää hieman liian paljon. Onneksi se kuitenkin on anis, sillä pidän siitä oluessa erittäin paljon. Jos se olisi vaikka inkivääri, niin pisteet ja arvio voisi olla hyvinkin erilainen...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2268) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Bootle .75. Yellow hazy. Nose has a lot of spices; coriander, some mead, malts, some yeast. Wheat. Body is tripel like. Malty, spicy. Some alc. Yeast. Nice, tripel.

-- bb/h

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
750 mL bottle. Pours a hazy dark yellow with a big white head and excellent lacing. Served at near room temperature the aroma is citrus and banana. The taste is sweet with banana and spices. Very good and hides the alcohol quite nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a big light tan head. Rich malt and light toffee aroma withlight yeast and light dried fruit. Rich malt and yeast flavor with spice and light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Rich malt and yeast linger with spice and light banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a hazy golden hued body with a white head. Aromas are of isoamyl acetate, herbal, floral, peach, dry, mild phenols, rich belgian esters of baked pear. Surprisingly hoppy. Flavors are sage, herbal, floral, medium phenols. Hoppy. Toasted coriander. Mildly bready. Dry with bright carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hirigalzkar (2295) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. This was somewhat a dissapointment. It lacks the balance of the regular offerings from this brewer. The yeast is cloying and the alohol too strong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
finol (2169) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours pale with a white head. Eastery and yeasty and unbalanced brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 31, 2012
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy deep blonde color with a large off white head with nice retention and lacing. Aroma consists of fruity esters and spice with some herbal and grassy hoppy notes and sweet malt. Spice really comes out in the taste, evened out with some soft fruit notes of apple and grape, and a solid backing of doughy sugars. Dry and spicy on the finish. The mouthfeel is is fuller bodied, with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2012
0.75 L corked and wired bottle, enjoyed at Papsoe’s summer tasting. Thanks to yespr for sharing. Pours a shady bright golden, topped by a firm off-white head. At first, an inviting floral aroma with a whiff of lavender. Then some coriander seeds, mild spices in general, and a whiff of fruity yeast. Taste is gently sweet. Medium malty, toffee and caramel. Lots of spices and floral tones, nicely integrated. Fresh fruity yeast tones. Just enough bitterness to balance. Smooth, fairly hot in the mouth. Spices, mostely coriander linger in warming finish. [14.07.12]

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