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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 627   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).


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
11.2 oz bottle purchased at Pangaea in Sacramento. The aroma on this is so wonderful. Lemon and orange rind citrus hints, very floral, light candi sugars, too. Perhaps some coriander and a little grains of paradise. The floral sweet aroma reminds me of nectar. I could smell this beer all day. Mostly hazy dark golden body with a really large, fluffy, white head. Strong. Good lacing. Starts with a light sweet maltiness, before this becomes somewhat floral in the middle. Some cereal and nutty flavors also come through. Finishes with a mild bitter spiciness. Really nice mouthfeel. THIS is a true session beer. If I were a monk, I’d drink the shit out of this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2621) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2015
On tap at WoB in JAX Beach. Hazy pale golden with a thin but durable head. AROMA: fruity and mildly yeasty with some light bread. Flavor: impressively complex for style. Good balance. Feel: near medium body with good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
12.7.2014. Hazy golden ale. Very spicy aroma with hops and yeast. Taste hassome stingy side, otherwise wuite refreshing. Spices, banana esters, yeast. Slightly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2361) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2015
From the stubby 11.2 fl. oz. bottle marked L14-570. In my area I can find the three flagship Chimay brews and I was pleased to find one from this brewery I had not had. Cloudy yellow pour with a lingering white fizzy head. The spices are evident along with the toasted Belgian malts and sugars and a bit of lemon zest. Light and refreshing body. Pleasant spicy and juicy fruit flavors. A nice distraction.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (532) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle - pours cloudy orange with a lacy white head. Lots of Orange citrus some spice and some malt. Taste is fruity with moderate dryness. The palate is full and quite gassy.

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 (4) - 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 (320) - 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 (1147) - 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 (497) - - FEB 27, 2015
Yeasty, but light. Light yellow color. Refreshing. Tasty. Citrus, hops, not strong.


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