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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 298   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3276) - 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 (3069) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4488) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Hazy light orange body, medium white head. Nose is floral heather tones, mild banana, clove and hints of pale malts and white sugar. Taste is white sugar, pale malts, grains and hints of heather and floral sweet nectar tones. Medium body, high carbonation. OK, but not fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (944) - - FEB 23, 2014
Pours a light, hazy golden color. Aroma is sweet fruits and some bready malts. Tastes of fruits and spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1296) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Cloudy golden body with a white head. Strong floral, herbal and yeasty aroma with yeast and citrus, the same goes for the flavours. Moderate to light sweet, moderate to light bitter. Dry-ish on the palate, medium body, lively carbonation.
[Sample @ RBNG14 Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden ]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3578) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Golden color, good foam. Aromas of malt , good fruitiness, citrus- nice yeast influence. Medium body & complexity. Very well balanced. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark golden to light amber, large white head. Aroma: pears, orange zest, mint, candy. Taste: oranges + peel, bubblegum, sweet and malty, dried fruit, citrus bitterness, yeasty, light spicy. Medium-bodied, moussy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (865) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Apricot colored pour with sediment floaties, medium sized off white head. Aroma of lime, citrus, yeast and spices. Taste of citrus, caramel, yeast, bready, spices and slight hops. Good beer but I was expecting a little more.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Fruits, épices, malts, légère amertume. Riche en bouche. Assez différente du reste de la gamme de la brasserie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle:   Dirty straw, thick and hazy, large foamy white head, nice lacing.   Spicy nose, bright, seems coriander and orange zest.   Very zesty, almost to the point it gets artificial, yet its Chimay, so it seems authentic and without artificial aspects.   Spicy start, citrus based, zesty, coriander, lemon grass, with a bright pale yeasty bit. &bnsp Very interesting to say the least.   Spicy and yeasty is how I would describe this one.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Hides the 10% well.   Finishes spritzy, yeasty, bready, with a nice spicy background.   Clean, and different.   Good stuff!



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