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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 278   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.


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 (2807) - 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 (4020) - 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 (2007) - 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 (8395) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
oooo. smelled hard on cloves, banana wehen i openend it. now.. now its much later iand ive crank most of it and jsut realized that i cannot type worht a shit so i wont even bother to loook up and corect andy of the disaster that my fat stupid fingers are inflicitng on this keyboard. it doesnt smell excellent but its good! drinking it all without thought shich means its pretty damn fine.great pourcloudyish somehting. long lating puffy white cap leangin a mess. i need new descriplive terms. light overall aroma,smooth nose forsuer, nothing exlemptaraty..... bit of phenols., coriander... digging it for its unabtrusivleneyss. good tast, gets a touch more spicy when warmer, alc in the nose but only faintly later on, slipping slip;;ing hold onreality..crazy easy to drink and yumm all the way, corriander, clove, bananda, hwehat, heat formthe 10 $, typing with my face in3, 2,1, tr trfgbv ngh0b rtbv nm ,vjnu c oim8 uy 5 ompm[ ttg5 very easty to drink brain finds the 105 WELl before the taste deos. ok. done it all and im feleing like i should after d=consiging that much tasty beverage/ i really enjoyed this ber -ultra easy to digest. not sure of how much it cost but either way maybe i get more due to its tastyness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cirrhosis (1195) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
First pour is crystal clear with sparkly bubbles floating to the top, a massive white pillowy cap floats on top.....................so long lasting. Spicy wheat aroma, hints of banana.......CLOVE!!!!! Banana BOMB! Wow!! Big flavour, maybe a touch to much heat in the taste. So very tasty but maybe a touch unbalanced. Powdery with wheat, clove, other spices, touch of a perfume in the finish. Time for a second pour..........Beer got very cloudy complete with a giant nipple cap. Taste got sharper but some how more balanced at the same time. Do I detect a touch of lemon zest? YES, YES I DO. Ginger is really showing through now that the beer has warmed. I like this beer but its not completely wowing me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1332) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2012
Pours golden with white low frizzy head Aromas of citrus, grapefruits, belgian yeast, some honey sweetness as well Sticky alcoholy taste, citrusy, sweet and sour. Feels a bit unbalanced. Coriander starts showing once the beer gets warmer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2012
Bottled. Golden colour with creamy head. Flowery nose with notes of chewing gum. Low on the phenols but a dash of coriander. Triple like character to the beer with a bitter alcohol touch in the finish. Well attenuated as always with Chimay, yet full bodied. Good balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10749) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 19, 2012
750 c&c from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Opened with a good strong effusion of gas. Pours hazy dark gold with a creamy/foamy white head. Aroma of malt and slightly spicy hop. Full bodied, thinning as the carb leaves. Flavor is quite floral with light malt and some standard Belgian herb/spice. And fruity. Rather sophisticated and tasty.


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