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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 276   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.


annunz123's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (844) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Aroma is belgian yeast, spice, flowers, and fruit, especially banana. Flavor starts sweet and pleasant, but finishes with a sharp and not especially pleasant ginger/cardamom spiciness. To me this is a little on the gimmicky side. It’s good, but I expected better from Chimay.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1073) - 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 (1223) - 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 (13) - - 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 (586) - 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 (1171) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (898) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from a friend at a bar...hee hee. Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head. Lots of carbonation and some lacing in snifter. Aroma is light fruits like apple, pear, white grapes, and possibly peaches? The taste was more mild than I was expecting with sweet light fruits, booze, mild malt balance, and heavy carbonation. Clean finish, rather dry. I was expecting a little more flavor from Chimay, but certainly not a bad beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at my mate Matt’s. poured a lightly hazy pale gold with a thin to medium white head. Aroma is yeasty and sugary, some citrus, earthy malts. Flavour is a slightt let down at first but it got better. Some citrus, spice. Ok.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
Aroma - fruit, honey, spices, Belgian yeast and alcohol Appearance - orange-yellow; hazy; huge frothy 4" white head, beautiful dappled lacing Taste - sweet and yeasty brew; nice mix of coriander, white fleshed fruit esters, honey, and spices Palate - body is moderate; texture is somewhat slick; carbonation is lively; finish chock full of spice and booze.


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