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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1376) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Golden with a white head - Malt aroma with some hints of yeast - Good malt body with some fruity and spicy yeast -Malts and fruityness goes into the finish - This was nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1114) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from a friend at a bar...hee hee. Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head. Lots of carbonation and some lacing in snifter. Aroma is light fruits like apple, pear, white grapes, and possibly peaches? The taste was more mild than I was expecting with sweet light fruits, booze, mild malt balance, and heavy carbonation. Clean finish, rather dry. I was expecting a little more flavor from Chimay, but certainly not a bad beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at my mate Matt’s. poured a lightly hazy pale gold with a thin to medium white head. Aroma is yeasty and sugary, some citrus, earthy malts. Flavour is a slightt let down at first but it got better. Some citrus, spice. Ok.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
Aroma - fruit, honey, spices, Belgian yeast and alcohol Appearance - orange-yellow; hazy; huge frothy 4" white head, beautiful dappled lacing Taste - sweet and yeasty brew; nice mix of coriander, white fleshed fruit esters, honey, and spices Palate - body is moderate; texture is somewhat slick; carbonation is lively; finish chock full of spice and booze.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (272) - 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 (3546) - 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 (2240) - 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 (830) - 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 (1600) - 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 (457) - Greater Manchester, 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.


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