Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9744) - Tampere, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4706) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (4303) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (1134) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (4119) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4363) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palidor19 (3136) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (5208) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4854) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (12760) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2015 750ml (Kaisla, Helsinki) - shared by Bert and 2 random girlies (7:4:6:4:13=3.4)
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.
Rerate: 750ml bottle (Stockmann, Tallinn) (8:4:8:4:15=3.9)
Beautiful aroma, proper marmalade with rinds, apricot, touch of citrus. Anna thinks of apricot wensleydale. Lovely mellow taste, but still superbly crisp and characterful. Soft light malts, ones which I can imagine were once starchy, but now they’ve turned to gold. The Finish has a beautiful hoppy bite. Ageing has made this rock!

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