Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 (6905) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
wow, had always wanted this, stumbled on it at the whip, drank thanksgiving 2015, 4pm .. . uplifting aroma, sweet hay and cereal, pink yeast, bee stung cat nose .. . light and airy, full yet refined, perfect balance .. . this is near perfection for a Belgian beer. .. i want this in my life forever, amazingly well made beer! .. . . I’m not always available, but if you say my name three times and twist the neck off a sparrow, I will appear and complain about the weather.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjoeng (326) - - NOV 24, 2015
4.8%ABV. Belgian Ale. Poured out an amber. 16ºSRM. Nose is lavender and sweet malt. Also has wet plaster and formic acid tang. Reminiscent of a Delirium Tremens. Mouthfeel is sudsy. Palate has malted wheat type flavors, no hops and a little sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
10 ounce pour - $8.00 at Trappeze Pub in Athens, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a near clear, yellow-gold body with a white, foaming head.

Smell: Hmm. Smells a little like a top-shelf soap. What’s wrong with some humble Kroger-bought 10 for $10 Softsoap? Cereal-scented malts, lemon peel and aromatic fresh-cut flowers.

Taste: A light touch of pils malts, scantly cereal-esque and hay-hinting. Medium level of sweetness had. Some citrus, some spicy phenols and varying petals. As with the aroma, it’s predominately lemony and soapy. Modestly bitter. Drying, lightly crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Well, I was hoping for something bright, light and refreshing. Instead, got some old lady soap. Disappointing, considering it’s a Chimay release.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (43) - BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2015
Blond helder bier met witte schuimkraag en redelijk wat pareling. Fruitige citrusgeur. De smaak is zoetig-bitter met een bitterige afdronk. Leuk aperitiefbier dat zeer goed past bij de Potaupré kaas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines, Holloway. Hazy honey coloured pour with a white head. Aromas of sweet citrus, pear drops, mango, spot of caramel. Lots of sweet fruit in the flavour. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClaudeB04 (238) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 16, 2015
Orange hazy colour. Spices, yeast coriander, seemed like a triple "light" to me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RecStop (1) - - NOV 16, 2015 does not count
I like this beer. Low alcol but a complex and floral flavor. A strong taste of orange and lime, light bitter retrotaste. This beer surprised me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1364) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours a pale gold color with a white head. Coriander, yeast, funk, fruit and biscuit aroma. Pear, apple, peach, coriander, funk, yeast, lemon, banana and cracker flavors. Light body and lively carbonation. Fruit and spice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (486) - - NOV 15, 2015
Sampled from a bottle from the Fuller's brewery shop. Pours a hazy yellow gold colour. Malt, fruits and spices in the aroma. Taste is exceptionally good, with flavours of orange, cloves, bubblegum, ripe banana and coriander. Hints of the farmyard also. A really excellent Belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
furthur (543) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Growler, clear light amber, white head faded. Aroma malt and cloves. Taste is malt, cloves, touch of bitter finish. Palate is medium, moderate carbonation.

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