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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 288   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcV (22) - - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle from Belgian Beer Shop.com. Colour: first clear golden, at the end of the bottle hazy. The head is slightly off white, soapy, moderately stable with nice lacing. The aroma is pretty amazing and unique, filled with fruits (banana, pineapple, orange, mango) and floral notes. It’s sweet with licorice, spicy and the hops also are clearly present. This is one of the most complex smells I’ve ever experienced. The taste afterwards is a bit of a dissappointment but nevertheless very good: yeasty, fresh, bitter sweet and fruity. It has got a medium dry aftertaste; the finish makes me think of champagne. Alcohol presence is detectable but not too overwhelming. Overal: this is a complex and unique beer that’s very different from the other Chimay beers.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6967) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy, Grippitis, JJ. Cloudy yellow with a creamy white head that laces thickly. Lovely floral aroma. Flavours center around sweet, bready pale malts, more floral than spicy, incredibly drinkable for 10%!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (630) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
75CL bottle, Cellar find since i forgot i still had it, light golden beer with a small head, aroma sweetness, grain, yeast, fruit. Taste is bittersweet, fruit, yeast, , quite fizzy, quite some alcohol, dont know how much % was added in these 3 years.... nice enough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
750ml bottle served in its own chalice. A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color forming a big, creamy and compact white head. Long retention and tons of lingering lacings left in the glass S: Very bready in the nose. Authentic belgian. Delicious bready and earthy yeasts. Sweet grains, a bit fruity, wheat and honey T: Sweet upfont. Sweet malts, honey, wheat, belgian yeasts. Quite bready and fruity, peaches mainly. Light hoppy bitter end M: Heavy molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bready aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Chimay quality [ BA Review @ 4/14/2013 ]

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (930) - SPAIN - SEP 25, 2014
Botella de 75 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, levadura, ligeramente afrutado, dulce.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4010) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
750ml bottle. Hazy, bright orangey, golden colour with average, thick, frothy, faily lasting and lacing, white head. Fruity aroma, notes of apricot, a touch of mirabelle, peach, some yeasty and herbal spiciness. Taste is quite similar, smooth palate, well hidden alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (338) - CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a clear gold (some lees in the bottle) with a fat finger of fluffy white head, great retention, and chunky head. Nose is muted, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, faint floral hops and dark fruit. Taste follows suit, sweet and complex. Medium to light body, with a somewhat fluffy texture aided by the sustained moderate carbonation, and a lingering, sticky, boozy finish. I’m a little torn here - it’s a decent enough tripel, albeit a touch on the sticky side, and missing the dry, floral aspect I tend to prefer in a tripel - but I feel like it would cellar really well. There’s a hint of dark fruit that I think would integrate very well with the booziness to make something partway between a tripel and a quad. As it stands, it’s a little exuberant and naïve. At the end of the day, though, it’s a Chimay, and if they do anything wrong, I haven’t seen it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Janleye (2) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
Speciaalbier ter ere van 150 jaat van de trappistenbrouwerij, een aanrader, blond met veel smaak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2324) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Luxury ale of limited edition (100,000 bottles, if I’m not mistaken) for the 150th anniversary of the largest Belgian trappist brewery. Off-white, irregular head on a cloudy golden blonde robe. Nice fruity and herbal aroma with citrus peel, cinnamon, molasses, raisins, yeast, pear, candi syrup, pineapple. Soft and complex fruitiness in onset, well-rounded and supple with caramelly and bready, mellow, mouth-filling maltiness, yeasty spicy touch, medium long finish, very well-balanced. Another great trappist which undoubtedly ages quite well, too bad I didn’t buy more bottles.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Een heel lekker blond bier met een volle smaak en goede afdronk. Een aanrader.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (6855) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a dirty mahogany with a medium off-white head. Aroma is complex, with lots of Belgian yeast, toffee, and some dark fruits. Flavour is complex, with loads of raisins, toffee and complex Belgian yeast. Extremely drinkable despite the lively carbonation. Wonderful stuff.


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