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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 276   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (200) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
Poured at tasting, a slightly hazy amber, with white head. Lively Co2. The aroma is yeast, banana and cloves. Taste is yeasty, banana, brown sugar a little lemon. In the finish I get some honey and pepper but it is alcohol heavy. Med bodied and dry. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
A 0.75l corked bottle. The cork says 12995. Assuming that could be the bottle number? Have been holding on to this for quite some time so looking forward to this. Starts really nice with a light cloudy orange golden body that like all other Chimay beers is absolutely loaded with millions of tiny particles floating about. All this under a big really good looking super lacing white head. The nose is classic Belgian. Lots of fruity elements with that unique yeast and a strong and powerful alcohol theme all the way. It also has a almost savory or even salty thing here also and herbs also comes rushing to the nose after leaving it in the glass for a while. It has really lots of aroma THIS. Really nice. It’s as expected quite lively on the carbonation this and it feels oily in the mouth. Yeas, classic flavors all the way. It’s sharp and it really has the alcohol punch you want, but it still manages to not be disturbing. Loaded with Belgian yeast it’s quite floral in the taste as well. I get red ripe apples with a good sweetness to it combined with her hints if clementine. It’s leaving a lingering alcohol warmth prickling down the throat. A really tasty one, and I’m a bit surprised how fast that bottle went away. Scary lightdrinkable for its strength. 03.01.2014

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2144) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
15.02.2014. 0,75. Bottle. RBNG-14. Pale amber colour with white head. Sweet malty aroma. Fresh, lively carbonated. Good body, good balance. Dry bitter aftertaste with dry bitter finish. Very good this one as well!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (564) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2014
Une bière puissante et douce à la fois, un bonheur pour les papilles ! Belle corpulence et un équilibre parfait. Génial !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pour is hazy amber with an off-white head. Nose is dough, yeast, and spices. Flavor is dark and sweet - brandy, fruity esters, spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (353) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Nose is yeast, cloves, banana, some spice, light herbal notes. Complex but over dominated by the yeast. Taste is cloves, banana, brown sugar, leading to honey, orange light spice and a light peppery note in the dry corrianderish finish The mouthfeel is fine but the alcohol a little too pronounced. It’s a very nice beer but a little underwhelming for such an important anniversary.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAWANO (25) - JAPAN - MAR 4, 2014
With that said commemorative bottle, it might be too much to expect from before drinking. Level is different from the Blue As it turns out. I thought you are losing both smell taste, and I want to recreate in the thing about 11% of the alcohol content if it is this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4295) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Unclear golden color with a white head. Malty, mild yeast, some spices and fruity aroma. Medium + body. Slight sweet and a moderate bitterness. Ok carbonation. Nice fresh ale. Malty, fruity, some spices and some yeast. Tasty sipper.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2578) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Moderate fruity aroma with notes of Belgian yeast and hints of spices. Sweet and quite fruity, well balanced and quite nice. (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2593) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of ClubGonzo. Muddy golden body with a white film. Rose pepper, lime marmelade and wooden notes on the nose. Spicy and sweet flavors. Smooth to drink. Medium bodied and a long pleasant finish.


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