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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 802   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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).


Ernest's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7244) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjorsvdg (378) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
Dit bier heeft de typische Chimaygistsmaak. Het is een zacht bier, met tonen van citrus. Duidelijk een mildere variant van de tripel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (5887) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. A gushing, cloudy, pale straw coloured pour with a billowing white head; yeasty aroma; soft and soapy in the mouth, with a thin grainy taste; and a light spicy bitterness giving some gingery warmth. Disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (600) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 23, 2016
Hazy golden body, medium white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, spicies, flowers and grass. Similar flavours. Medium crispy dry bitter spicy finish. Well made. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Swaroga (2023) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 16, 2016
33cl bottle. Hazy, dirty yellow with huge head. Aroma is grains, caramel, yeasty dough, bread with butter and sugar, lemon peel. Soft but strong carbonation. The beer is easy to drink but not much taste there. Reminds a watered down soapy Wit with a bit more bitter hops but still nothing interesting. Finish is soap.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3843) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 10, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of clean malt and clean laundry. Hazy light amber color, big sudsy white head that is slow to settle, large piles of lace. Taste is light malt that is bathed in carbonation. Yeast and very simple bittering complete the brew. Light and refreshing, doesn’t seem like Chimay, but, it is good, and I’ll have it again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fules (649) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 8, 2016
Hatalmas, nagyon tartós hab, borostyán szín. Kissé búzás jellegű belgian ales illatvilág, erős citrusos, korianderes vonással. Könnyed belga apátsági, jól megkorianderezve, citrusos beütéssel. Hosszú utóíze a korty folytatása. Közepesen testes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (13433) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle at PIB 2016, pours a hazy pale golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out light biscuity malt and Belgian yeast. Flavour is very restrained, with Belgian yeast and light biscuity malt. Very mellow but clean and refreshing. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1707) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2016
A good Chimay, a bit different then their others. Pours a muddy red-brown. Smells of Apple, plum and cherry. Taste is sweet and fruity, some earthiness with a bit of tart. Sweet smooth finish. Had in the bottle at Hotel Mandap in Kathmandu.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (396) - FINLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy and pale yellow with high head. Aroma is yeast, summer flowers, malts. Taste is smooth, yeasty, grassy lemons, spices.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7963) - Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Draft to taster at The Pint Room. The beer menu lists it as 4.5% abv. Looks solid; a completely transparent light gold with white head. Smells of Belgian yeast and floral hops with a semi-sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with some mild grassy and fruity hops as well. Mouthfeel is medium light-bodied. Not bad, but forgettable.


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