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Chimay 150 / Spéciale Cent Cinquante

Formerly brewed at Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle, SX Share, Chelmsford, 3rd November 2015, thanks Madmitch76. Golden appearance. Lots of spices and clove. Coriander. Oak. Super clean. Nice malt. Dry finish. Some oaty texture. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keukeman (90) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
Had this in Amsterdam, 1l bottle hazy amber colour beer, thick soapy whitehead which diminished slowly

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (2199) - Hagen, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
0.75 l corked bottle from Bierpost, now about three years old. Clear, luscious golden yellow with a medium large, creamy, almost stable, tan to white head. Yeasty-spicy aroma of coriander, vanilla, citrus, apricot jam and hints of cinnamon. Sweetish, yeasty-spicy taste of vanilla, coriander, coconut, citrus, apricot jam and hints of cinnamon, followed by a long, slightly bitter, gently warming, alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very spicy, great mouthfeel. The alcohol is noticable but not yet disturbing, may have been different right after bottling. Suggests christmas spices with a gently fruity and yeasty touch, providing an almost full body. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2613) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Pours a hazy honey color with a light tan head. The semi is Juicy Fruit gum with fruit and toasted malt, some herbs. The taste is pretty much as it smells with some crisp dryness and yeast at the end. Light/medium body with fine carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - JUL 26, 2015
750ml bottle. Unclear pale yellow color with white head. Malty, yeasty and light hoppy aroma, spicy, light fruity, grassy. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
Pours a really nice tan color with a fluffy white head that lasts throughout with little bubbles. Sweet, sugary and boozy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (477) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2015
The cork shot hard, and I’m glad I moved out of the way. This beer is about what you’d expect, malt sweetness cut by yeast spiciness, hops are very faint in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alethol (131) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2015
Hazy golden beer. Fruity, sweet, lemony aromas. Taste is of citrus, some banana, balanced bitterness. Full bodied and somwhat boozy. Overall very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2015 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3719) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
750 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Hazy deep golden with a full, tight white head. Aroma: Boozy and fruity, lots of lemon-lime notes, sort of herbal, sweet honey, coriander. Palate: Medium+ body, fairly full carbonation. Flav.: Lots of lemon-lime, quite fruity and sweet, honey, a little coriander, some booze, almost buttery; quite sweet with minimal bitterness, some alcohol and a long, fruity finish.

Not bad. A bit too sweet for me.

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