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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 (6142) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (350) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Light yellow colour with white head. Flowery aroma. Tast ligt fruity hop version from Chimay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3006) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from February 2914. Lower alcohol content for a belgian ale but this doesn’t detract from the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4002) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle at the Brouwcafe, Schevenigen. Poured a hazy straw colour with a long-lasting frothy white head. The aroma is light yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with a yeast, malt, hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. So this is what the monks get to drink. They won’t be too disappointed but it’s not quite enough to make me join the monastery!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (31) - - JUN 29, 2014
33cl flesje via Être Gourmet. Alcoholpercentage van 4,8%. Uiterlijk: Gele kleur, goede schuimkraag Aroma: licht fruitig Smaak: Gebeurde niet veel, in de verte wat fruitig en heel klein bittertje en hoestdrankachtig. Niet onsmakelijk, maar te weinig smaak. Vandaar dat deze niet overal te krijgen is in vergelijk tot de andere Chimay trappisten. Wel blij dat ik hem heb geproefd, was hier wel benieuwd naar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
Pale yellow colour. Aroma is very sweet and fruity. Has a similarly sweet taste with a bit of spice and bitterness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ha1ag (700) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
Bottled. Warm and hazy orange color with thick off-white head. Fruity wine-like nose. Aroma is fruity wine and subdued sweet fruits. Flavour is nutty, sweet malts and fruity. Loosens up by the end, kinda thin for its kind.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (2873) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
Tap at in de Wildeman, Amsterdam: Hazy golden colored brew with an slightly sweet bitter taste. All components of the classic heavier Chimay are here, only much weaker in taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lele (82) - ITALY - JUN 24, 2014
Discreta patersbier, cioè birra prodotta solo per l’uso interno del monastero. Questa birra è stata da poco messa anche in commercio. Buon bilanciamento dolce/amaro, lievemente speziata. In bocca risulta secca, asciutta e ben rinfrescante.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
paulocerto (25) - BRAZIL - JUN 22, 2014
Muito refrescante. Aroma suave de ervas, mas sabor herbal bem pronunciado. Sem o dulçor ou condimentos de uma belga. Ótima para um dia mais quente.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Draft at In De Wildeman. Pours hazy golden blond with a white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, weedy hops, citrus and bread. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.


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