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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


annunz123's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (921) - 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
janubio (481) - SPAIN - MAY 17, 2015
Hazy golden colour, big white head that does not hold for too loong, but leaves a good lace and a ring on the surface. Lots of sediments clearly visible through the bottle. Spicy aroma, with cloves, bay leaf, candy, banana, apricot. Medium to full body, sticky, creamy. Taste is similar to aroma: Cloves, spices, candy,malt, fruits. Special indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (485) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottles - pours hazy golden. Nose is malty, cardamom and corinder. Taste is malty, toffee, caramel,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DennisKirk (214) - DENMARK - APR 5, 2015
Flaske 0,75 liter, super lćkker řl, men syntes at den mangler lidt cremet’hed, smager virkelig godt og dufter godt, til prisen mangler den lidt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 5, 2015
75 cl. bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, spice, malt, hops, fruit, caramel and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (497) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2015
Didn’t take proper tasting notes. Bottle, very herbal, bay leaf liquorice, clove, boozy, creamy. Pretty intensely herbal, but very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (603) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle sample. Clear light golden with small off-white head, with some sediments. Aroma of candy, champagne, yeasty, soapy with some fruitiness and spiciness. Very sweet flavor, soapy, some herbs, notes of honey, spicy, lavender, quite alcoholic. Lively carbonation, medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Satyroneto (202) - BRAZIL - JAN 9, 2015
Cor dourada escura com tons palha um pouco turva; espuma branca de média formação e persistência de uma fina camada com lacing pouco/razoável (servida na taça da marca que favorece menor expansão da espuma); Aroma complexo de maçã, uva verde e vinho branco; Sabor inicial de maçã e uva verde evoluindo pra um final picante e alcoólico que aquece a boca; retrogosto alcoólico e picante de especiarias. Corpo médio e carbonatação alta.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (928) - ISRAEL - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle sample. Thanks rayaron. Cloudy yellow golden with a large frothy head. Aroma of sweet overripe fruits, coriander, spices, yeast. Moderate sweet, fruity, spices, herbs, light-medium bitterness, well balanced. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (447) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a straw colour with great lace. Taste of bananas, bread, citrus, and spice notes. Very highly carbonated, excellent beer, too bad it’s gone now.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
750 mL special release anniversary bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, served in a branded chalice. Pours hazy orange-golden with a tall, fluffy off-white head that remains and laces well. The nose has big notes of clove, coriander, honey and banana, along with pale malts, Belgian yeast, grain and a touch of cardamom. The flavour is rich and quite sweet, with notes of honey, pale malts, candi sugar and apricot pairing nicely with spicy notes carried over from the aroma. Towards the end, it acquires a subtle pepperiness that leads into a nice spicy, malty finish. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, an exceptional Belgian strong ale that takes peppery-spicy notes reminiscent of a tripel and pairs them with the rich malty, fruity sweetness of a quadrupel. Quite a delicious combination! 2014-11-20


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