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Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré

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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Historically not sold in the commerce. Only available at Auberge de Poteaupré, Chimay, Belgium, as "Speciale De Poteaupré". This beer is usually reserved for the use of the Chimay Trappists.

Since June 2007 on draught at Poteaupré.

Since 2013 also available on tap in the UK and in 50 bars in Italy (under the name Club Chimay Dorée).


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (449) - - FEB 27, 2015
Yeasty, but light. Light yellow color. Refreshing. Tasty. Citrus, hops, not strong.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Xavalias (185) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
33cl bottle from Irma, Vesterbrogade, Copenhagen. Pours hazy pale yellow with a huge fluffy head that persists and leaves a lot of lacing. The aroma has a lot of citrus, a bit of white sugar, hops, floral, a bit metallic too. The taste is dry with a mild acidity. The palate is borderline watery, and leaves a medium length sugary-sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1401) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Chimay Dorée has a thin, off-white head, a murky, orange-gold (sort of pineapple juice) appearance, lots of powdery sediment, and fierce, tight bubble streams. The beer gets a lot cloudier, once the bottom caked sediment is swished and poured in. Aroma is of sweet, sugary bread and mild spices. Taste is of the same, with a noticeable balancing bitterness. Even alcohol seems to be in the flavor, here. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly from the carbonation, and Chimay Dorée finishes champagne-like and easy going. RJT

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1612) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Somewhat typical Belgian. Rich and enjoyable as always. Too light though being so low on alc.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garlic_of_Doom (516) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a creamy white head. Aroma is fresh with some lemon/citrus and spices (cilantro?). Taste is fresh with some lemon/citrus, cilantro and faint bitterness. Medium body, low mineral water like carbonation, dry mouth feel. Short bitter after taste.
Hm...can’t really taste the usual Chimay here. Pretty much like a wit beer. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1790) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours gold with a good sized rocky white head. Aroma is citrus, yeast and hay. Taste is sweet with a crisp tartness. Medium bodied with smooth mouth feel. Crisp and clean finish, very refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (844) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 22, 2015
Slightly hazy golden with a meringe white head. Aroma is coriander and some phenolic notes. Flavor is coriander with some yeasty phenolics and a doughy note. Medium to light mouthfeel. Nice belgian blond, but expeceted something somewhat more interesting or complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1945) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
On tap pour at Brewmasters Theatre of Beer, Clapham. Hazy gold with a hwite head. Pleasant, light fruity yeasty aroma. Light - medium body. Zesty with orange and lemon with white bread. Would be nice in the summer...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (529) - ROMANIA - FEB 16, 2015
Aroma is quite complex and very nice with notes of malt, lemon, fruits, tart, belgian yeast. Flavor is also excelent. Dominated by the belgian yeast with a moderate to heavy sweetness and bitterness and notes of caramel, spices, malt. A bit to carbonated. Overal: Excelent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (190) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
Overraskende at finde denne belgiske ale i Danmark. God smag, flot farve, men mangler prikken over i-et.


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