Hippoman (403) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml Bottle from The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.49.
Cloudy, honey-coloured beer with a huge, frothy, white head. The nose is lightly malty sweet with banana esters and a touch of nuts. The taste is also sweet, with wheat, banana and corn flavours dominating early before a finish with caramel and banoffee. Decent but a little too sweet for my liking.
bergstaden (1830) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a white head - Malts in the aroma and olso some citrus, lemon and hints of spicy yeast - Malt body to support a nice lemon and spicy flavour - The citrus and lemon goes into the finish - This was nice
jbrana (609) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great example of a subtle and tasteful brew. Very light in flavor and body, but full of delicate flavor of flowers, orange peel, jasmine, and black tea. Has a light breadiness and some nice yeast flavor that is typical of a triple.
flying_pig (1251) - SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml on-tap at Il Santo Bevitore pub in Venice (€6.00):
A nice enough beer & one I enjoyed drinking but I’d built it up too much in my own mind as it didn’t quite live up to my expectation & I couldn’t honestly say it was anywhere near as good at Chimay Blue, or even Chimay Red or Tripel. It was fresh & lively with a few nice flavours appearing but the nose seemed a little light & the flavours definitely weren’t as complex as I’ve come to expect from Chimay over the years. It’s one that I’m glad I was able to try but I imagine it will likely be a one-off for me & I’ll most likely stick to Chimay Blue in future.
IslandHaole (1159) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subtle scent of hay and dusty basement and banana with slight grassy hops.
Clouded honey color with a white head. Sweet malts, hints of bubblegum has a slightly tangy follow. Very effervescent with a light body.
sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maker: Chimay Brewery, Baileux, Belgium ***
Beer: Chimay Corée / Spéciale du Potaupré (bottled, unfiltered, 330ml) ***
Style: Belgian Ale ***
ALC.VOL.: 4.8% ***
"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. " [brewery note] ***
Colour: Bright hazy orange, with a medizum-sized, very fluffy off-white head. ***
Nose: Quince marmalade, coriander, floral hops. yeast. ***
Texture: Medium body, hardly watery. Active carbonation. ***
Taste: Quince, yeast, mild spices and herbs at the start. Lemon. Coriander is stronger towards the middle, with lemon and herbs. Finish is yeasty, lemony. Coriander very much present in the after taste. Again, with yeast.
Impressions: Lighter than any other Chimay Trappistes (and, indeed, most other Belgian beers), this ale is not unlike a Whitbier: yeasty, with coriander, and lemony notes. The quince only makes it fruitier. Good beer.
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, hops, fruit, yeast, malt and caramel.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky flat gold-apricot color with a huge foamy yellow-white lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was yeasty and musty with coriander, lemon, sugar, vague fruits and a bit of sweetness underneath. The flavor was dryish, tart and perfumey with notes of coriander, yeast and dust. Medium length finish. Medium body. Decent.
Rubin77 (326) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
F: huge snow white, not long lasting.
C: hazy yellow/orange, non-transparent.
A: nice citrusy, coriander, floral hops, yeast.
T: very light, citrusy, yeast earthy, malt, coriander, decent sweetness, mild dry finish, medium body, lively carbonation, great for summer days, great Belgian ale anyway.
jesperhammer (3688) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-SEP-2015, bottle @Brussels appartment, from local beer shop.
Hazy yellow with lasting White lacing head.
Sweet, fruit, spice, malt, candy drops. Creamy nice. Quite some taste for 4,8%.