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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 283   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 1, 2012
Light hazy, yellow. Spices, dry fruit, Juniper berries, brioche and sweaty. Sharp classic hops, spicy taste, herbal and quite bitter. Interesting. (UDRBM)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3350) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle at UDRBM. Aroma is very spicy, banana, malty and some dried fruits. Flavor is very spicy, full bodied and a bit alcoholic. Loads of carbonation. Nice brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4626) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle in T.O. And again Calgary. Golden Belgian almost too smooth to be respected. Like drinking French toast. Smooth golden biscuity brew with nice alcohol level.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3684) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle from Carrefour. Nice golden body with huge head. Nose is malty, fruits, oranges, caramel. Taste is caramel, malts, spices and sweetness. Spicy and bitter in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeverszeuge (617) - GERMANY - NOV 27, 2012
# 3164 ersma: zum 150sten jubiläum eingebraut, gibts nur in flaschen. mit koreander und kardamom. kräftig gold-orange. viel feiner, stabiler schaum. der geruch ist süßlich mit hefe und kräuternoten, fruchtig. der antrunk ist kurz süßlich, wird dann schnell herber. hefe ist auch dabei. kardamom und vor allem koreander sind deutlich vorhanden. die mitte ist hopfig mit kräftiger werdender hefe. die gewürze bleiben schmeckbar. im abgang gibts noch mehr hefe, was aber gar nicht stört. es bleibt ansonsten herb, kardamom ist klar auf der zunge. zum späten ende wirds süßlicher und malziger. langer nachhall. die 0.75-l-flasche mit korken, reliefprägung und einbrennlackierung ist sehr, sehr edel und dennoch schlicht. top. fazit: sehr schönes, ausgewogenes bier mit angenehmer gewürznote. kostet beim dealer meines vertrauens (bierland-hamburg.de) 16 euro und ist jeden cent wert. unbedingt probierenswert, angehende spitzenklasse. 14,13,12,12,15,12 - 12,50 - 28/1

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcV (22) - - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle from Belgian Beer Shop.com. Colour: first clear golden, at the end of the bottle hazy. The head is slightly off white, soapy, moderately stable with nice lacing. The aroma is pretty amazing and unique, filled with fruits (banana, pineapple, orange, mango) and floral notes. It’s sweet with licorice, spicy and the hops also are clearly present. This is one of the most complex smells I’ve ever experienced. The taste afterwards is a bit of a dissappointment but nevertheless very good: yeasty, fresh, bitter sweet and fruity. It has got a medium dry aftertaste; the finish makes me think of champagne. Alcohol presence is detectable but not too overwhelming. Overal: this is a complex and unique beer that’s very different from the other Chimay beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
A clear golden colored beer, with a big foamy white head. The aroma of some malt with fruits like orange, citrus and mango.Notes of spices like pepper andcoriander with hop. The taste has spices, sweet fruits and hop bitters. the aftertaste is a little sweet with nice bitter and spices.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2012
Sample @ SMÖF 2012. Pours cloudy pale amber with a small beigish head leaving some lace. Aroma is very fruity sweet yeasty spicy; so elegant. Flavor is fullbodied malty fruity candy sweet pungent bitter; all well inbalance together. Finishes fruity sweet and bitter.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stevoj (2160) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Special edition from Chimay. Well worth the effort! Nicely crafted. Picked from an outlet in Belgium.. Nice tart aroma of hay and licorice. Taste of summer meadow with some alcohol dryness. This is a treasure!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
A Chimay unlike any other. A Trappist yeast, very fresh smelling. A big head and lace. Bubble gum and fruity tasting, a little dry in the finish.Above average mouthfeel. A quality Belgian ale through and through.


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