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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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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.


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   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 (6299) - 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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus yeast fruits spices hops and some alcohol flavor malts spices citrus fruits yeast alcohol pepper and a bitter hoppy finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
1/16/2014. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours light amber with a white head. Aromas are yeast, spice, malt and herbal notes. Flavors are spicy with anise or licorice, coriander, malt and bitter hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1620) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2014
Pours a semi-clear apricot color with a fairly large frothy white head. Aroma is apricot, honey, coriander, grass, resin, apple. Taste is apricot, honey, coriander, green apple, caramel, hints of toffee and banana. Mouthfeel is crisp and medium carbonated with some tartness. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Sampled in a bomber. Overall a decent brew but lacked a real punch. Expected more from the anniversary ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3307) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Okolicznosciowe trapistowskie ale na 150 rocznice zalozenia browaru. Elegandzka lakierowana butelka z zielona i tez lakierowana oplotka, firmowym naturalnym korkiem. Wysokie wysycenie, wystrzal z hukiem, spora i rosnaca w oczach piana, kolor lekko metny zolto zloty. Zapach intensywny, kolendra i inne przyprawy wyczuwalne, alkohol ukryty, a jedynie finisz o nim przypomina, smak tresciwe i orzezwiajace, bogactwo drozdzowo-slodowe. Polecam to limitowane piwo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2013
750ml bottle from (I think) beermerchants, shared at home. Pours hazy yellow with a big white head. Aromas of light spice, yeast, oranges and cream, something sweet. Taste has herbs and sweet honey notes. Wow. A lot going on. Bitter linger. Creamy texture. Clean finish. Ace beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3860) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Sampled side by side by side with the other chimays. Very similar in to the blue label. Smells of alcohol and perfume. Raisin and plum and the typical cardboardy yeast strain. Maybe this will get better with age the same way that the blue does. But its not all that amazing right now.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (827) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Shared with a friend last July. Bottle dated 1862-2012. Big cork pop. Aroma of bread yeast, lime, lemon rind, banana marangue. Significant carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavor of black pepper, bread yeast, funky esters. Overall big, complex, very flavorful and rich.


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