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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2012
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at Black Door, 20121214) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had banana, fruitiness, Belgian style yeast and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, banana, malts, Belgian style yeast, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was yeasty, hoppy and bitter. The wheat beer banana was a bit surprising as was the hoppiness. The beer was very good, different and balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sten (695) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2012
Hazy golden coloured beer with a small white head. Moderate malty and slightly yeasty perfect balanced aroma. Very good and special flavour. In the beginning very soft and smooth, then a bit acidic due to the carbonation and then very fresh, malty and medium sweet. Very nice brew, alcohol is perfectly hidden. Never noticed it. (Corked Bottle 75cl)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Corked and caged 750ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of coriander, citus, cardomom, bread and yeasst. Palatye was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, white pepper, coriander, cardomom, lemon zest and light clove with a crisp dry lingering spiced finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (5310) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. What a beautiful bottle! Deep blonde in colour with steady and big head. Taste of sweet yeast cultures, bubbling and very fine. Further there are notes of champagne, basil, grass and flowers. But honestly the hopes were not really fulfilled for this beer which was around 7,50 Euro.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanEric (1108) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle at Aufsturz Berlin. Dark blonde colour, Herbal aroma , with some coriander? Nice bitter full taste, nice finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (5287) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. I mean, what a beautiful bottle celebrating the 150 years. But in the end this one ist just a nice stronger belgian blonde with some yeast in the nose, high carbo und delicious aromas of vanilla and caramel. Good beer but a Chimay rouge for example beats this one easily. Nice, very nice - but not outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1956) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours out a beautiful pale golden with a shimmering yellow body, light sparkly white head and solid carbonation. The nose has gorgeous fruity and estery yeast with notes of clove, coriander and apples. The flavour is rather sweet with light toasty malts and caramel notes. A moderate alcohol presence on the finish with a pinch of spice. Picking up some light vanilla and cardomom spices. Not as good as Chimay White, but good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Pours hazy golden with a thick white head. Aroma is sweet malt, spice and yeast. Flavor is sweet, light banana, spice, some floral notes, and a bit of bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1288) - FINLAND - DEC 5, 2012
.75l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours cloudy yellow with low head. Aroma is banana, alcohol, yeast, malts. Nice, soft aroma. Flavor is yeast, banana, fruits, malts. Nice carbonation. Swell!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2728) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2012
0,75 l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is malts, yeast, banana and alcohol. Flavor is malts, banana and alcohol. Heavy carbonation. Excellent strong belge, the style just isn’t my cup of tea.


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