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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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).


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gasparino (3) - valmontone, ITALY - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
Bevuta alla spina, schiuma bianca abbondante e mediamente persistente, colore dorato, aroma mediamente intenso e persistente, note di lievito e sentori citrici e fruttati, al palato sorprende per la grande freschezza e per la complessità e intensità dei sapori che si alternano dal primo sorso all’ultimo, retrogusto secco e perfettamente bilanciato, una belgian ale leggera ma con aroma e sapori eccezionali, grande lavoro dei lieviti con una attenuazione perfetta.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sunkan72 (3) - SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015 does not count
Drinking now, very nice aroma that belgian yeasty notes come through. Really nice in taste sweet and mild in taste. Great beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpkeskinen (308) - FINLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Drank from a bottle. Very nice beer! The taste is fresh and has that yeasty Belgian taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1135) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a smooth white head. Lovely hoppy yeast aroma. Mild bitter taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (475) - - FEB 27, 2015
Yeasty, but light. Light yellow color. Refreshing. Tasty. Citrus, hops, not strong.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Xavalias (201) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
33cl bottle from Irma, Vesterbrogade, Copenhagen. Pours hazy pale yellow with a huge fluffy head that persists and leaves a lot of lacing. The aroma has a lot of citrus, a bit of white sugar, hops, floral, a bit metallic too. The taste is dry with a mild acidity. The palate is borderline watery, and leaves a medium length sugary-sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1423) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Chimay Dorée has a thin, off-white head, a murky, orange-gold (sort of pineapple juice) appearance, lots of powdery sediment, and fierce, tight bubble streams. The beer gets a lot cloudier, once the bottom caked sediment is swished and poured in. Aroma is of sweet, sugary bread and mild spices. Taste is of the same, with a noticeable balancing bitterness. Even alcohol seems to be in the flavor, here. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly from the carbonation, and Chimay Dorée finishes champagne-like and easy going. RJT

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1623) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Somewhat typical Belgian. Rich and enjoyable as always. Too light though being so low on alc.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garlic_of_Doom (521) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a creamy white head. Aroma is fresh with some lemon/citrus and spices (cilantro?). Taste is fresh with some lemon/citrus, cilantro and faint bitterness. Medium body, low mineral water like carbonation, dry mouth feel. Short bitter after taste.
Hm...can’t really taste the usual Chimay here. Pretty much like a wit beer. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1803) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours gold with a good sized rocky white head. Aroma is citrus, yeast and hay. Taste is sweet with a crisp tartness. Medium bodied with smooth mouth feel. Crisp and clean finish, very refreshing.


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