Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 615   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (467) - SPAIN - FEB 7, 2014
330 ml. bottle. Cloudy golden colour, with a dense head that leaves a firm lace and thin cloak on the surface. Smell of flowers, fruits, citrus. Marzipan. Spices, clove or cardamom, coriander. Crispy and lively palate. Taste is dry, citrus, spicy, again clove or cardamom. Dry aftertaste. A different trappist, thinner body and alcohol than the usual ones, but really good indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1182) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - FEB 5, 2014
Botella clásica de Chimay de 330ml. Copa Cáliz. Color dorado pálido y apariencia algo velada. Corona blanca y tupida que persiste como una fina capa en la superficie. Aromas herbales y de levadura con trazos de pan fresco, galleta y manzana Granny Smith. Entrada malteada, picante y especiada. Cuerpo medio/ligero y carbonatación moderada aunque vivaz. Textura densa y paladar divertido. Un ascendente amargor en el intermedio, junto a un leve toque tartárico, genera una refrescante sensación cortada por una sutil astringencia de membrillo. Final amargo y prolongado con matices de madera verde y afrutados -como de manzana- en el retrogusto. Una buena cerveza para "cañear" y, probablemente, la mejor Belga, con menos de 5% que nunca haya tomado. 330ml Chimay classic bottle. Goblet. Pale gold color, chill haze appearance. White, close & lasting on top head. Herbal & yeasty aromas, hints of fresh bread, biscuit & Granny Smith apples. Malty, spicy & spiced upfront. Medium to light body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Dense texture & funny palate. Increasing herbal bitterness & slight tartar touch in the middle provides a refreshing sensation. Subtle quince astringency. Extended bitter finish. Green wood & fruity hues -apple like- on the aftertaste. Nice session beer. Probably, best Belgish Ale below 5% I´ve ever had!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cedex (4) - - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
Bière belge de caractère avec une belle mousse. Malheureseument, elle ne peut être dégustée qu’en café et donc ne peut être dégustée entre amis avec un bonbon plateau fromage

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
Une bière de soif de qualité supérieure. Rien d’exceptionnel. Facile à boire, fruité/épicé. Peu de retour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (953) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
TWF; Pours hazy golden with a white deminish head. Aroma of yeast, nutty, caramell, sour and fruity. Taste adds sweet, balanced. Body is medium. Texture is oily. Carbonation is avarage to soft. Sweet, bitter, light spice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k92488 (329) - NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
Fin farge, lyst skum, en anelse ubestemmelig lukt. God harmonisk smak. ikke den beste TWF

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JazzMatazz (18) - - FEB 1, 2014
Cloudy to sparkling straw to gold. Lukter spy, men smaker godt..............

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (782) - Hammel, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from Hammelhus, Hammel. Hazy light yellow colour with a large white head. Slightly bitter taste of floral hops, fruits, yeast and hints of citrus. A bit watery. Bittersweet floral finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hens (547) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2014
0.33L bottle. Wheat and mild forest berryes aroma. Bretty good and interesting aromas. At first drinking I thought that is shampoo, but it is not. Fruity, yeasty, grainy. Three words describe this beer. Little watery finish and still somewhere is soapwater.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
avantdagare (147) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2014
4 finger white head that sank to 4mm, light yellow body. Nose: Yeast, banana, coriander, bubblegum and soap. Aroma: Banana, yeast, bubblegum, soap and coriander. Sharp little carbonation-bubbles. Short ending with little bitterness.

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