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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 828   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 2015 also in bottles widely available as Chimay Dorée.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle... Murky caramel-colored ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aroma presents restrained notes of bread, dates and golden raisins intertwined with whispers of dust and a spicy phenols. Light-bodied and mildly creamy with tickling carbonation. The flavor is a perfectly-balanced medley of bread, light caramel, date and fig. Crisp, bready, refreshing finish. Bottle courtesy of Mathieu87!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gehbe (226) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 20, 2016
Pours clear golden with a big white head and nice lacing. Strong herbal and spicy aroma with a good dose of citrus, some floral and honey notes, hints of soapiness. Light well balanced taste, malty notes on top followed close by carbonation sharpness and light spicy bitterness. Light body, medium to high carbonation, slightly milky texture. Light, aromatic and refreshing, but a bit too herbal/soapy to me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (1088) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, pale gold with a very slight yeast swirl at the end and a one finger white head that thins to a thick, bubbly film. Aroma has great notes of spice, clove, citrus, slight candy sugar and bubble gum, and Belgian yeast. Very nice. Taste is balanced well with notes of spice, Belgian yeast, citrus, faint bread, and a short, spicy ending. Medium body with a high carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bone dry finish. Overall a nice, lighter, highly carbonated golden Belgian. Light a lighter version of their triple.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (1000) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Pours hazy straw color with a tight, pillowy, 1-finger white head. Aromas of earth and hay with a note of spice, maybe coriander. Body is on the lighter side of medium, with a dry finish. Flavors of grass and earth with a touch of lemon. Mild spice note as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portwood (169) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
Clove, crisp apple, light pepper & spices. Lively carbonation, medium body, light phenols. Coriander, subtle bitterness, dry & spicy. This is the model for all "light" beers - its only 4.8% but packs more flavor than many others well above that ABV (bottle BB 12/2017)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inoven (304) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2016
Flesje tht 2015 thuis gedronken in mei 2016. Goudkleurig, helder bier met romige, stevige schuimkraag. Hoppig en fruitig aroma, de smaak is bitter hoppig en citrusachtig met een hint van honing. Licht sprankelend in de mond. Smaak vloeit licht uit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1593) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Really nice round yet crisp ale, has a touch of lager ’edge’ unexpected but still a gorgeous apple fruit and creamy texture, pale malt, honey. Spicy phenolics are round, barely clovey/peppery, sweet and subtle. A staple at the Abbaye de Scourmont and rarely sold elsewhere, this is a nice fresh bottle from the LCBO.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3717) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2016 330 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Hazy light golden with a full, fluffy white head. Aroma: Spicy phenols, celery leaf, very light fruity esters, a bit of bright herbals, minerals. Palate: Medium-light body, very full carbonation. Flav.: Herbal, slightly fruity and lightly spicy, celery seed, a touch of floral honey, quite interesting for a “light” Belgian; dry with low to moderate bitterness and a drying, grainy malt and lightly fruity/spicy finish.

Quite an interesting brew. Almost a quaffable beer...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
appiantiqua (44) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 9, 2016
La robe est dorée comme l’étiquette avec une belle mousse peu persistante Le nez est malté et évoque les céréales Le gout est à la fois rafraichissant et plein de subtilités avec des saveurs furtives et végétales La finale laisse une grande impression d’harmonie Une très bonne bière intemporelle!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
copestx (103) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2016
Pours a nice two-fingered head, lots of carbonation, taste is banana, cracker, lemon, bread, yeast and water, aftertaste is minimal. A great session Belgian, perfect for the summer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ardeo (156) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl. Bière de base de chez Chimay mais pas du tout une bière basique. Belle apparence, beau nez, belle effervescence, bon goût, belle finale. Donc, une bonne bière ! :-)


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