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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 796   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 2013 also available on tap in the UK and in 50 bars in Italy (under the name Club Chimay Dorée).


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Underdogs88 (321) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Coriander on the nose. Appearance is a hazy yellow with a white head with good retention. Flavor is full of coriander and bread with a spicy hop. Mouthfeel is medium with a high level of carbonation. Overall, it's a tasty beer. A little too much coriander though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ST247 (492) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle @Bierhuyske. Pours cloudy amber with white head. Aroma is fruity. Taste is fruity, citrus, bit watery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1685) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 29, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL from leitmotif. Strong flowery aroma, hints of lime and some husk (all these remind you of extra-fragrant witbiers). Very prickly carbonation, with a light, borderline watery finish. Almost no hops. A nice table beer, but not more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierridder_S (618) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
26/12/2014 @ Le Corbeau, Brussels Golden colour with creamy sticky head. Aroma : yeast, citrus, wheat. Taste : citrus, spices, yeast, some sweetness, dry ending.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2014
On draught at Winking Lizard. The beer pours a hazy yellow-gold color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, yeast and wheat. Light-bodied with flavors of tart citrus, herbal wheat and fruity yeast. The finish is fruity with a spiced orange aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, pale golden color, white head. Bright, spicy aroma with lemon and toast. Toast and yeast in the flavor, but the balance is good. Dry, chalky finish. Medium body, high carbonation. This reminds me very much of Duvel, but is far more easy-going due to the lower ABV. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (1081) - Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2014
On draft. Hazy golden color with thin white head. Wheat aroma and zest + pepper. Taste is similar with some banana. Easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1846) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Bottle 33cl. as Chimay Dorée/Goud. Cloudy pale golden color, good frothy white head, recedes slowly to a thick layer, light lacing; fresh wheaty aroma, banana, apricot, lemon peel, yeast, dough; taste medium sweet, light bitter, hint of sourness, grainy, bit peppery on the tongue; medium body, oily to light creamy texture, average carbonation, aftertaste mild bitter, light sweet, cereals, coriander and lemon grass notes; overall a pleasant and unpretentious session beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 On the Fifth Day of Christmas 2014 the beer gods gave to me . . . a Chimay I have never had before? Not possible. Session Chimay? Ok. Pours a pale golden color with white foam head. Aroma of caramel, zest, earthiness, Belgian spices, slight bread and banana. Very light, frothy sweet caramel with zest and slight hop hit with banana, citrus and spice on backend. Perhaps a pinch of pepper. You have to let it sink in to appreciate. You think Chimay and the mouthfeel disappoints. But when you consider the flavor complexity in a session brew, a sessionable Belgian? Genius.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13732) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours light gold with an active white head. Aroma of grains and spice. Med + body, at least. Flavor is "grain", yeast and mild spices. Flavor is mild, but distinctive. Actually making me think of some sort of TexMex tortilla or chip. Liking it.


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