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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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).


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (5674) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Appearance: Hazy golden color with a thick white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, mild citric and mild yeast.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet, and an ok bitterness. Balanced mild acidic. Average carbonation.
Taste: Pleasant balanced mild sweetness, some yeast, mild fruity, mild citric and a fine mild malty back.
Overall impression: Balanced and highly sessionable. Quite dangerous and highly recomendable.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1876) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
Pours an orange unclear beer with a good white bubbling head. Smells and tastes fruity, little bit sour and malts. Bit like a orval. Lively carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (619) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Liquor Mountain. Pale gold with big frothy white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma has lots of yeast with some citrus. Flavour adds soe sweet fruits but not too much. Great balance.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2014
Light blond, very clear, very easy drinking. Very soft! Aroma has a bit of lemon washing up liquid, minerals, belgian yeastiness. Taste is light and pretty nice. Hints of triple fruitiness, bit of pineapple, but some citrus to ground it. Decent graininess too. Light bitterness. Good stuff, really liked this both times I had it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1963) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Aroma of citrus fruits, yeast, coriander. Flavour is likewise spicy, fruity and yeasty. Slightly watery and thin, but very refreshing and sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yingwait (56) - Taipei, TAIWAN - MAY 12, 2014
沉色金黃麥桿&#

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (284) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
- From Vinmonopolet Trondheim - Pours with lively carbonation. Large white head and a nice golden color to it. On the nose i get hay, spices, bubblegum, cloves with a slight lemony-note to it. Taste of dry, nice malt, spices and candi sugar. Perfectly balanced with a nice fenolic finish to it. Suprisingly good and complex. Will definately purchase again!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1893) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
Bruingele kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt fruitig, zoetig, kruiden. Smaakt fris, fruitig, iets zurig. Iets dun van smaak.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Satyroneto (219) - BRAZIL - MAY 9, 2014
Cor dourada com um tom palha e translúcida; espuma branca e cremosa de alta formação e média/alta persistência com lacing razoável; Aroma suave de levedura e frutas amarelas; Sabor de início como o aroma, finalizando com leve amargor; retrogosto adstringente quase imperceptível. Cerveja equilibrada de corpo leve, fresca, refrescante e de alta carbonatação. ---Rated via Beer Buddy by Sátyro

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (657) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2014
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with a rocky white head and fairly lively but fine carbonation. Aromas of lemon, banana, spice and apricot. Taste is gentle fruit - apples and apricots - at the front before a tart lemon note in the mid-palate. Falls away fairly quickly to a clean, gently fruity finish. More light fruit and spice in the aftertaste. Restrained but refined.


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