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Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré

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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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).


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1866) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Light lacing. Aroma of lemon, yeast and salt. Flavour of lime, green apple and a hint of spice. Medium body with a spritzy texture. Very fizzy. Not particularly interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1307) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2015
Cloudy pale amber body with a very long-lived head that stays a decent layer until the glass is finished. Good lacing. Strong aroma of Belgian yeast, pale malts, spices, citrus (especially lemon) and some slightly disturbing notes of sweat and cheese in the back. The two latter notes are not to be found in the pretty strong flavour, but apart from that it follows the aroma. Light sweet taste and very little bitterness. This beer is light-bodied, dry and aggressively carbonated. Fair enough, but the monks should stick to their higher ABV brews.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 5 months after BB date (I think), from Vinmonopolet Online]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from Surdyk’s. Hazy lighter orange pour with a white head. Terrific aroma of coriander, citrus, herbs - light and very bright. A little prickly on the tongue, just a hint of a dry finish, and quite tasty. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (792) - LATVIA - MAY 4, 2015
Golden hazy with medium creamy head. Slte grepefruit aroma. Moderate bitter taste throughout the tongue with grapefruit notes, but just a hint of sweet, certain sourness. refreshing, carbonated.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
(bottle) hazy pale golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of talcum powder and dandelions, with big notes of floral hops, hazelnuts and earth. flavour is mostly the same, dandelions, floral hops and black pepper, with a hint of yeast and some blackcurrants. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1300) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle from Beaumont market in Portland. Colour...golden-blond with a thin ecru head. Nose...very floral with jasmine notes and hints of yeast. Palate...spicy, yeasty and fruity with a semi dry feel and notes of yeast and Corlets. The finish is long and spicy!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGCostaNeves (65) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 25, 2015
330 ml of this Trappist poured into its proprietary Cup. Liquid Gold dark and average turbidity body. Your cream is white, dense, very consistent and very permanent in tulip Trappist. Good lacing. The aroma is delicious and brings orange zest, lemon, pineapple, coriander, light yeast, white peppers and powerful Flower Herbs. Incidentally, the aroma has a peculiar sweetness reminiscent of floral nectar. A delight. Taste begins with a sweet malt and will embodying to acquire a floral and fruity taste in the middle dating back some flavors of cereals, nuts, pear. Closing the flavor comes a moderate herbal bitter with a strong presence of lemon grass. All this is properly seasoned with beautiful condiments. The afertaste is bitter slightly spicy, dry mouth and prepares for the next sip. Beer very well balanced with an excellent malt being the central pillar of this beautiful drink that supports wisely the rich flavors citrus and floral. A beer with strong drinkability with mild and respectable body. A great drink!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10314) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours gold. Nose/taste of spice, toast grain, straw and yeasty apple. Lighter medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2172) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
Hazy golden color; Medium body; Aroma of yeast, floral, & some citrus zest; Flavor of malt, yeast, hops, citrus, and some pepper/spice; Not too exciting - but solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4913) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2015
Very nice, and great to try the elusive entry of my early favorite beer. Lots pod hay and straw here. Pours hazy golden with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Very easy to drink, a good way to encourage the good monks. Tap at pizza paradiso Dupont.


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