Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
note666 (1200) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
2014 - 05 - 07 330ml bottle. light yellow colour. medium, white head. bit laether in aroma. light bitter taste. dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (4251) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 7, 2014
Holy shit, just walked in to La Cave à Bulles and got this immediately shoved in my face. Don’t my if I do. Small head but interesting light brown appeal. Like it’s hiding something. While being very fruity at first, it’s actually Moderately spicy later, quite layered and with a biscuity malt base. Taste isn’t anywhere as sweet as expected (or feared perhaps), although this older bottle might be one reason. In fact a bit watery. However, I enjoy it a lot as it brings quite an unique layered approach to both taste and aroma. That’s much to Simon and his guest of which I already forgot his name. Sorry!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (2537) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
Draught@Potaupré source, Chimay 01V14. Very much the lighter-bodied mineral sister of the more bodacious Rouge, with higher effervescence, aquateous table beer body and that same honey & nuts malt/yeast quality rounded by spicy hops. Not sure the bottled version that pops up in bars once in a while needs seeking out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1434) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle@home first post CBC 2014. Haze dark yellow. Two finger great foam. Rubber nutty yeasty notes. Very gentle smooth dry taste. Not much bitterness to begin with. Simpel light and delicate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaVillum (630) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2014
0,33 l, flaske, 4,8 % ABV, gave fra Værste Fætter og Anne - tak! 4. maj 2014. Honningfarvet Trappist Abbey Ale, ufiltreret, med fin hvid 2-3 cm skumtop. Frugtrig aroma henad banan og mandarin... lidt humle i baggrunden. Smagen er rig og fyldig for en øl på 4,8 %. Lidt sødlig, men overvejende bitter/sødlig. Anderledes end vores traditionelle bayerske pilsner. Let drikkelig og med pæn lang bitter eftersmag. Indholdet af kuldioxid er på medium. Har set frem til at smage denne "Chimay-munkenes hverdagsbryg", og jeg må sige, de har lavet det udmærket for sig selv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamer (152) - PORTUGAL - MAY 1, 2014
Slightly dull yellow color, almost not initial head. Aroma is floral and citrus.Taste is herbal, spicy, coriander, cloves, fresh and citric bitterness hops. Body is medium, dry and nice carbonation. Aftertaste is sweet, bitter and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (2041) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
bottle at a bar, poured a pale yellow colour with a white head. banana, belgian yeast, bitter finish, citrus, coriander, wheats, medium carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1239) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
Bottle (33cl) @ home. Head: nice off-white shrinking but lasting. Colour: hazy golden. Aroma: spices, malt. Taste: mild bitter-sweet. Palate: dry, somewhat watery but lasting bitter. Overall: very nice surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1555) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, fruit anc citrus. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a yeasty finish. Not bad although pretty disappointing from Chimay’s lofty standards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keeszorge (27) - - APR 25, 2014
Fris en fruitige Chimay. Je proeft de kruiden. Heerlijk verfrissend biertje.

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