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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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).


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Digzis (91) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 20, 2014
Une très bonne surprise pour cette bière bien équilibrée et avec une belle personnalité malgré le taux d’alcool assez faible pour mon goût. Amertume comme il faut, légère acidité, et des notes de citron et de poivre qui lui donnent un côté herbacé très agréable et rafraîchissant. Bref, une bière de consommation courante de très bonne qualité.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2014
Golden color, big and frothy white head. Fruity and yeasty nose, peach, barnyard, citrus. Sweet fruity taste, Belgian yeast, light malty, dry finish. Light body, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3221) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Pours a clear pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has light spice...coriander...slight grassiness...sage. Flavor follows suit...mild and clean and slightly herbal. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry and herbal.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Hazy yellow color with huuuge head. Spicy-yeasty, hoppy citrus aroma. Taste is light, a bit more citrus, bitter oranges, marmalade. Light body, slightly metallic finish. Decent, but a bit boring.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
v.zoltan (40) - - NOV 10, 2014
Narancssárga szín, ujjnyi tömött fehér hab. Illata citrusos és korianderes. A szénsav teljesen belesimul. Íze élesztős határozottan fűzseres, leginkább borsos.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Squat bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy bright golden with white head. Nose is funky yeasty malt, hopcitrus, marmalade. Tastes funky and yeasty, with hopcitrus, medium palate heft, Ok but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1802) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2014
helder geel/gouden met witte kraag. aroma van bloemen, koriander, citrus, stro, gras en gist. smaken zijn matig/redelijk zoet en bitter. hoop koriander en citrus. zwakke body, dun, lage co2, afdronk kruidig

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
camoes (212) - PORTUGAL - NOV 5, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L13-556. AROMA: aroma with significant esters reminiscent of oranges and pears, mixed with peppery and spicy notes. low floral hop aromas. APPEARANCE: pale yellow color and hazy. large moussy head with average retention. TASTE: a blend of fruity flavors (oranges and pears) with spicy (coriander) and peppery notes. low bitterness with a semi-dry finish. PALATE: light body with average carbonation. OVERALL: a traditional belgian golden ale with nice aromas and flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4194) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2014
12 ounce bottle from The Beer Trappe. Light honey yeasty spice body. Light color. Yeast and hops in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3568) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle at Cafe de la Gare. Hazy golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is quite spicy, slightly soapy, yeasty and a bit peppery. Flavor is a bit malty sweet, slightly spicy and with a decent body. Less refined than expected.


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