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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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).


Ernest's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6164) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauritsio (393) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle from Alko.ee, Tallinn. Hazy yellow with medium head. Caramel, malty. Some sweetness. Fizzy moutfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mircoas (68) - ITALY - JUL 25, 2014
33 cl bottiglia. Una buona Ale belga anche se molto inferiore alle tre Chimay classiche.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1029) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottled. Murky, pale orange bber with thin lacy head. Extremey fruity and floral nose: peaches, fruit drops, perfume. Slight grassy note. Dry pils malts, quite thin. Slightly yeasty, fruity finsh with some soft bitterness. Fresh but a bit watery.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (228) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. @Festival_de_Namur. A golden orange opaque beer with brown hues. Large white head. Medium persistence. Aroma of herbs, spices and bread when temperature gets higher. Medium dry bitter, light sweet. Medium body and texture. Fizzy carbonation. Dry bitter finish. Overall, a light herbal trappist ale. A bit deceiving.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (820) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
330 ml bottle. Hazy yellow clolour, thick white head. Fruity, spicy aroma with plenty of coriander and citrus fruits, some yeasty and malty notes. The flavour is wheaty-malty, with citrus and a spicy, hoppy finish. Tasty and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (700) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. A dark yellow beer with a big and blond head. Aroma of fruits, lemon, corianter, some perfume and spices. Taste is fruitful and spicy, coriander, orange peel, flowers. Medium bodied, strong carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (555) - - JUL 22, 2014
Yeasty, orange, bread, white grape, peppery finish. Simple but refreshing for the summer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (516) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Hazy yellow color with nice white lacing head. Notes of mandarine, spicy, belgium yeast, earthy, malts, citrus, herbs. Very nice rereshing summer drink that goes down easy, on this too hot of a day.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (978) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Hazy pale golden with lots of sparkling in Chimay glass and nice long creamy whitr dense rocky head. Looks great. Belgian yeast, european fruity, sweet, grapes, apple. Medium nody but full soft feel, semisweet, slight sourness, long fruity finish, light spicyces and herbs as mentionef before. Classic but not best Chimay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (1921) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from some random Vinmonopol enjoyed at home
A slooooow gusher. Pours pale golden with a small haze, and a big white head. Smell of spices, fruity yeast esters, hints of champagne, light malts and a touch of herbs. Moderate sweet, spicy start, then light fruity flavors and alot of fruit peel, a touch of herbs before the hop bitterness kicks in. A very pleasent abbey beer. It’s light and spicy, highly drinkable and quite refreshing


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