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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 511   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).


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9161) - 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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2291) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
(Chimay Doree) Stubby bottle, 330 ml, poured into a tulip. ABV 4.8% Mostly clear body, bright golden in colour, tall frothy white head with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. The aroma has fresh apricots, flowers, sugar. Taste also of flowers, jasmine, apricots, peaches. Moderate sweet, as much as needed. Medium thin body, lively carbonation. Quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (188) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
On tap at Doerak. Hazy yellow with a white head. Fruity, malty aroma, yeast. Taste is sweet, bit dry, fruity, yeast, light bitter aftertaste. Bit watery mouthfeel, but, nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2094) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle@Ølmesse, Voldby - golden pour with white head. Sweet malty and fruity aroma and taste, grassy, light citrus lemon, herbal and some nice spice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (590) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Sample at Voldby Ølmesse 2014. Dark golden pour. Watery mouthfeel and low carbonation. Hay, floral, grains and honey.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (843) - USA - AUG 31, 2014
Drunk from 33 cl bottle at Herren Van Liedekerke. Blonde light enjoyable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1560) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Pours pale gold with white head. Aroma is floral and traditional finnish mead. Flavour is floral, light bitter and a bit of citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (226) - CYPRUS - AUG 25, 2014
Hazy yellow body with a thick lasting white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, sour fruit, wood. Taste is sweet with some bitterness, a bit spicy, nice finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2471) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle bought in Denmark, pours golden with a thin lasting head, malty and lightly spicy nose, medium-thin bodied, a little grainy plus peppery and spicy hop notes. A bit gassy. A nice spiced golden ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at Aye Aye Club, august 19th 2014. Hazy yellow body with a big foamy white head. Head is growing upwards in the middle of the glass like shaked starsan out of an open corny keg. Quite cool, but I hope I’ll be able to sip the fluid soon. No worries there, an opening appears at the rim. Aroma is quite spicy yeast, flowers, vineous. Bittersweet taste of banana, spices, citrusy hops, good sweetness, refreshing finish. Not as complex as one might expect from Chimay though that’s what the lower ABV gets you I guess. Still quite enjoyable, I’ll happily have it again.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (2988) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, light caramel and bread, light fruitiness and hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and fruitiness, light citrus hoppyness. Finish average, malty with light sweetness, light caramel and faint bread, light fruitiness and citrus hoppyness, faint yeast. Watery ale – don’t believe the hype. Thank god I am not monk - this mediocre and thin ale would be only one available


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