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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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).


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALIBALI (346) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 2, 2016
Optisch wunderbar schaumbekront und trüb. Riechen tuts dann schon ein bisschen tripelig und das Mundgefühl ist angenehm voll & schaumig. Nur das Finish ist etwas kurz und nicht kräftig genug, was bei 4,8% allerdings nicht verwundert. Lecker !!! Aus einem Discounter in Belgium für ca. 1 Euro das kleine Fläschchen.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gallaghermurph (49) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Pours a cloudy light gold / dark yellow with a big white head that lingers. Aroma is on the lighter side - straw and light dough - not strong at all. Initial taste is slightly sour with flight floral notes - a diluted lemony essence throughout. Aftertaste is short and very slightly bitter. Palate is light with medium bubbles. Good, but a bit thin.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunstoneale (49) - MOLDOVA - MAR 21, 2016
0,33 Bottle. Pours hazy straw with tall white head. Aroma rich with cinnamon, zest, fruits, some white bread and yeast spices. Rather full bodied with a pleasant texture. Taste is similar to aroma with hints of bread sweetneas and some spices and slight citrus tartness. In overall it’s a witbier and a really good one with great balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (408) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden colour. Yasty aroma with notes of grain and fruit. The taste is also yeasty, but this time with notes of floral hops and grain. Medium carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sohk (102) - Sofia, BULGARIA - MAR 15, 2016
Very interesting in taste and aroma. Sour notes with some citrus peels and something grassy. Sweet in the finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2016
Copenhagen 14/3 2016. 33 cl chubby little bottle from Fakta. A golden version of Chimay. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Settles as 0,5 cm of foam. Aroma is sugary with a lot of citrus and fresh green Apples. Medium carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavour is sour and a little bit spicy. Citrus and ginger. Quite sugary aftertaste. Not my favourite Chimay. Too much sugar and artificial citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2289) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
330ml bottle. Hazy golden colour, big frothy white foam head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of grain, fragrant, lipsalve, fruity, banana, yeast. Taste is grainy, floral fruity, sweetish, with banana, citric & yeasty notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy spicy light bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Thanks E! Pours sunset golden with just a bit of an orange hue and huge foamy white head. I am having as the second beer in an Abbey flight (single, dubbel, tripel, and quad). The aroma is beautiful, sweet Belgian yeast and a bit of ginger so smooth and some grassy hay notes. The flavor brings some sweet Belgian yeast as well and a lighter but full body perfect for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (862) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle at home. Nicely cloudy yellow colour, white creamy head that leaves a nice, stable lacing. Creamy malty ale, banana, lightly hoppy with some citrus. Good body, lively carbonation. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2016
Hazy and blonde. Thick head. Fruity aroma with light yeast, and a mellow pale malt character. Fruity, apple, pear, and complex esters. Subtle balancing bitterness. Tasty brew.


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