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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 279   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (6047) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6495) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Spicy aroma, lightly perfumed. And yeasty. Flavor start sweet, some hoppy notes too and yeasty. Finish bitter. Creamy, dry texture. Warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (947) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with 2 finger thick white head. Aroma: Orange, candied peel, floral, aniseed, candy sugar, lemon, freshness! Taste: Medium sweetness and bitterness with low/medium sourness. Palate: Medium thick texture, medium body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering dry, citrus, orange, bitter sweet, peppery, marzipan, finish with alcohol warmth. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1236) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Really nice!! Pours light orange initial frothy head that sticks for a while minimal lacing. Nose is is candy and fruit. Notes of apricot, floral, honey, cereal, lemon. Taste medium sweet med/light bitter. Full sticky body with lively carbonation and an bitter finish that lasts a long time. Very drinkable for the alc level.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Watje2010 (16) - - JUN 13, 2014
cereal, caramel, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, long finish,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (643) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Flaska från SB. Inköpt 2012 och sedan bortglömd. Halmgul vätska med massivt, tjockt skum. Det första man känner är friska toner av citrus. Sedan kommer koriander och gröna örter. Det avslutas med dofter av exotiska frukter. Smak av jäst och gröna örter. Mjuk munkänsla som breder ut sig i hela munnen. Inte en antydan av alkohol trots sina modiga 10%. Skön och lång eftersmak. Ett lyckat lagringsexperiment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
justsayswell (53) - Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours slightly murky gold into my Stella tulip. Head is massive and rocky, receding slowly and leaving chunky lacing. Nose is Belgian yeast, prominent coriander, faint pie spice, banana notes, light pale malt, floral hops. Palate is full, carbonation medium for the mouthfeel. Very creamy and sticky. Honey, pear, Jonathan apple, cardamom, white pepper. Boozy finish. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (108) - - MAY 28, 2014
May 25, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO, purchased some time ago (maybe 8 months?). Big white fluffy head. Opaque yellow colour. Smells like Chimay :). Aroma a bit weak, but got more prominent as it warmed. Probably my least favourite from Chimay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1190) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Golden with a white head - Malt aroma with some hints of yeast - Good malt body with some fruity and spicy yeast -Malts and fruityness goes into the finish - This was nice


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