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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 283   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (2752) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with foamy white head, bready aroma, slight citric taste with bready malts, dried fruits and vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6401) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma soft yet strong intensity. Slight citrus in hop with sweet malts. Bit dry , Belgian yeast present. Backing of bubblegum. Aromatic end. 8-
Appearance
Top: large white cap.
Base: hazy golden in colour.
Palate : smooth with delicate carbonation. Long finish. Medium bodied.
Taste: Clean with noticeable easterly approach (as expected. Very Belgian.
Other notes: felt as aromatic dry hop sided Blue. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andy_ (664) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2013
Hazy yellow color with huge head. Aroma is yeasty like with most blonde Belgians, but also fruity and spicy. Lots of carbonation and a little bit more alcohol in the taste than in Chimay Triple.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RandomBeerDude (11) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
I got the opportunity to taste this in a beer tasting in Söderbärke in Sweden during the winter. It was a real treat and the citrus aroma shines through with a wonderful balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle - Lemon, tropical fruit, spices and a little yeast. Clear pale gold with a nice bubbly head. Very effervescent, can feel the bubbles in my nose. Sweet mellow fruits, rounding into a yeasty finish. There is a lite bitterness and some alcohol as well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2411) - FINLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Bottled. Pours light amber in color with a whitish head. A bit of bready notes, some yeasty spicyness and light herbal notes in aroma. Feels dry. Dark sweet bready notes in taste, some spices too. A bit of biscuit towards the end.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle from Yamaya. Light blond colour with nice white head. Aroma is very Belgian! Yeasty, citrus fruity, sweet, herbal and a bit of booze. Taste is good too, initial fruitiness, citrus and berries, then smooths out into a soft yeasty and slightly creamy finish. No sign of the alcohol. Nice sweetness too. Really nice and quite difficult to pin down individual flavours. Comes all in a big tasty rush. Dangerously drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2054) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a fluffy two finger white head. Aroma of bananas, green apples, peppercorn, and floral hops. Taste mimics the nose. Bananas, green apples, some peppercorns, floral, some alcohol, and a touch of citrus.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrW (408) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
75cl bottle Super fruity, orange, soft cheese, super herbs, coriander, thyme. Clear orangeblond, a bit misty maybe if you get the end of the bottle (not the sediment yet), creamy white head, a little sparkling of tiny bubbles, lasting. Fruity, banana, orange, massive herbs, coriander, minimal bitter. Soft, bittersweet finish, fruity, full mouthfeel. I really loved this one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (3896) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Like the chimay white on crack - good crack. Aromas of coriander, booze, citrus, floral aromas and a little cardemom I suppose, though all I can distinguish is extra spices. Pours cloudy orange with good head and lacing, bits of sediment floating around. Soft carbonation. Nice find - hope there’s another one in the next 150 years.Awesomely cheap find at the LCBO at $10 a bottle. Every now and then you’ve gotta love it. Finishes with lightly floral scents of sweetness and booze.


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