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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: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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).


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2917) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Golden yellow pour with aroma of yeast, bread, apples, and spice. Bread flavor with spice and apple finish. Dry finish with quality lacing. Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
billiejoece (6) - BRAZIL - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
Cerveja dourada turva, creme de formação bem abundante, claro, persistência excelente. Boa carbonatação. Deixou a desejar no aroma em relação a outras Chimay, talvez pelo estilo dela. No aroma, pronunciado o aspecto de cereal, lembrando pão saindo do forno. Um pouco de caramelo também perceptível. No sabor me sobressai o caráter maltado, caramelo, toffe e um toque de especiarias. Um pouco de cravo ou pimenta. Corpo médio, sem amargor pronunciado, bastante refrescante e alta drinkability.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (2864) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle, Pours a clear golden beer with a nice white head on top. Aroma is bready, yeasty, apples. Flavor is very light, medium sweet and has some bitter touches. Very faint in overall flavors, thus making it quite enjoyable to drink since it lacks complexity but has no flaws either. Just a good session beer in my humble opinion.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (999) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Biernavigatie.nl Hazy dark yellow with a firm white head. Lively aroma with lots of coriander, must contain some wheat. It’s basically a Belgian white with the nasty bits taken out which leaves us with a refreshing nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatthijsE (869) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy orangeish yellow with a decent white head. Aroma Malt, bread. Citrus. Spices. Taste: Sweet, pleasantly acidic. Some bitterness. Palate: Medium body, noticeable carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
33cl. Bottle.
Pours slight hazy yellow with white head.
Aroma citrus, orange, bread, biscuit, coriander, spice.
Taste fresh dry spicy bitter, some caramel sweet.
Mouthfeel thin, medium carbo.
Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (770) - Samarate, ITALY - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle @ home. Giallo dorato velata, schiuma bianca fine, poco persistente. Aroma intenso, coriandolo, fruttato, scorza d’arancia e lime. Gusto secco acidulo, speziato. Poco corposa,quasi watery. Lieve carbonatazione. Rotonda. Poco caldo. Grande equilibrio, armonica.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (8153) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
33 cl embosse dbottle. Poured with lees a hazed golden color with a fizzy white head that is pretty active and large , though quickly dissipating. Aroma is coriander and orange peel with a hint of cereal, very pleasant, well done. The mouthfeel is prickly with again coriander and orange peel, it is tropical almost. It cost jsut under 6 buck for a single so vastly overpriced but eh, it was rate #8000.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Underdogs88 (179) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Coriander on the nose. Appearance is a hazy yellow with a white head with good retention. Flavor is full of coriander and bread with a spicy hop. Mouthfeel is medium with a high level of carbonation. Overall, it's a tasty beer. A little too much coriander though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ST247 (425) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle @Bierhuyske. Pours cloudy amber with white head. Aroma is fruity. Taste is fruity, citrus, bit watery.


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