Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 322   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1702) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (1000) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Anatole (127) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Fruits, épices, malts, légère amertume. Riche en bouche. Assez différente du reste de la gamme de la brasserie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2110) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2449) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Sampled in a bomber. Overall a decent brew but lacked a real punch. Expected more from the anniversary ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3776) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
allmyvinyl (8679) - 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.

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