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Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré

Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2409) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
330ml bottle from Crossroads. Pours a hazy straw color with a nice foamy finger of bright white head. Aroma of of light spice, straw, a sweet fruitiness, and belgian yeast. Taste is much the same. Lemon and orange fruit, grass, yeast, and hints of spice. Lots of fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thefederalist (296) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium head that laces nicely. Aroma of light cloves and overripe fruit. Very slight European hops. Flavor is mild and drinkable. Alcohol undetectable. I didn’t know this beer existed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (352) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Dark yellow, cloudy with a nice head. Not much of hops, just enough to give their share. The rest comes probably from the yeast: fruits, slight sweetness. Glad to have this now outside the abbey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentKabel (258) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Surprising beer for a Trappist. It is bright golden coloured with a bright white head. Malty character and a faint citrus freshness. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dequevedo (8) - BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
Ótima cerveja. Coloração dourada, boa formação de espuma. Aroma cítrico assim como no paladar.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
migwell (70) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Chimay chalice. Disappointingly ordinary brew, certainly the weakest of the Chimays. Straw, light spiciness, white bread, watery, mild. A pretty boring brew from a great brewery. Tried it chilled and then let it sit and warm up, but still not much flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (398) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2015
330ml bottle from Masuyo’s. Poured into a snifter. Pours a golden straw color with a modest white head. Aromas of orange zest, lemon and floral herbs. Light body with a nice refreshing mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Well-balanced with a good malt backbone to support the citrus points. Becomes quite fruity and floral as it comes to room temperature. Bit of vegetable and pepper present as well. Nice peppery and bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DYCSoccer17 (3442) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
11.2 oz bottle purchased at Pangaea in Sacramento. The aroma on this is so wonderful. Lemon and orange rind citrus hints, very floral, light candi sugars, too. Perhaps some coriander and a little grains of paradise. The floral sweet aroma reminds me of nectar. I could smell this beer all day. Mostly hazy dark golden body with a really large, fluffy, white head. Strong. Good lacing. Starts with a light sweet maltiness, before this becomes somewhat floral in the middle. Some cereal and nutty flavors also come through. Finishes with a mild bitter spiciness. Really nice mouthfeel. THIS is a true session beer. If I were a monk, I’d drink the shit out of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2556) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2015
On tap at WoB in JAX Beach. Hazy pale golden with a thin but durable head. AROMA: fruity and mildly yeasty with some light bread. Flavor: impressively complex for style. Good balance. Feel: near medium body with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
12.7.2014. Hazy golden ale. Very spicy aroma with hops and yeast. Taste hassome stingy side, otherwise wuite refreshing. Spices, banana esters, yeast. Slightly sweet.

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