Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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).

Ernest's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6748) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Bottle, Gent, Trappistenhuis, May 2005. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly yeasty (mold). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation. Simple and rather bland Belgian amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mrnoluv (222) - long beach, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
A lot of floral notes, great about of carbonation, I thought the drink would float away at times. This has to be one of the lightest beers ever made, you could easily drink a 6 pack of this and still drive. This beer lacks the spiciness or sweetness you are dying for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
maruno (41) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
Pours a hazy blon, with a persistent layer of foam. Very refreshing, a nice hop bitter and not much alcohol. Dry finish. Bittersweet and hoppy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tognetta (388) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 22, 2015
Laranja opaco, alta formação de espuma, baixa retenção. Aroma de malte fresco, levemente ácido, não muito atraente. Paladar remete ao aroma, mas bem mais ou menos em qualidade. Aftertaste terroso, pouca duração. Pretendo tomar novamente, esperava muito mais.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3343) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle from Carrefour City supermarket, Brugges, Belgium. Hazy straw coloured with a large foamy white head. It has a floral fruit and bubblegum flavour with slight soapy notes (in a pleasant way) followed by tropical fruit on the very dry, smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenH (963) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
pale, golden, hazy, white foam, floral, herbs, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (165) - FRANCE - AUG 18, 2015
Très légère et fluide.Assez désaltérante.Bouquet fleuri et légèrement poivré au nez. Bouche idem, petite acidité.Fluide, aqueuse, mais de beaux arômes fleuris.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3944) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle in Brussels. Nice golden body with huge head. Nose is yeasty, floral, hops. Taste is bitter, hoppy, sweet. More sweet in the bitter finish. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ulysse (316) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
Rich aroma. Taste is fruity and perfume like. Low alcohol and a lot of delight. With a very faint shade of cinnamon as after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicolas_M (104) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
I’m starting to fully enjoy the Chimay beers, which was "to heavy" for me. This one is the soft of the family. Similar to a white beer, but without the feeling of the "oh boy, I’ll have a headache tomorrow".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
florent.janssens (228) - - AUG 14, 2015
Mousse faible, aspect blanche trouble. Gout léger de céréales, froment. Bonne bière pour ce style. Rafraichissante.

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