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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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).


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2481) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2008
2008 bottle, pours a dark muted golden color. Aroma is lightly spicy, light hay, just light all around and a bit saison-like in general. Also, some very faint burnt orange malts. Taste is a bit "blah" with a seltzer and water-y fruit finish. Very light and definitely easy drinking. I was not impressed but I could definitely drink a whole lot of this because it was very light without being overall y watered down.
33cL bottle, Southampton snifter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4921) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Thanks to beastiefan2k for sharing - cloudy straw-colored beer - smells of light grain, pale malt, tangerine, melon, light spices - quite pleasant in the nose - mild doughy character in the flavor, with subtle earthy tones, spices, and a faint wheat flavor - a wee bit of citrus arrives late - subdued, but quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
[1138-20080229] 330mL. Lightly spicy flower petal aroma with some mellowed wheat. Clear, light brown orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Mild golden toasted malt flavour with some wheat throughout. Medium body. Nice, repeatable, mild.
(@ Kulminator; Antwerp, BE; w/ jerc)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sk8tybrd (7) - USA - MAY 19, 2008 does not count
A beautiful unfiltered brew that had the color of a dirty cheerleader; Lt blonde and hazy. Aromas of peach carmel, rasin and fig with beautiful yeastiness like fresh sourdough bread!. Very very clean on the palate. nice yeastiness again with hints of fig and carmel apple. Gorgeous! Thank you Skyview!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4646) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2008
(2004 vintage, bottle at Kulminator on 2008-05-17) Amber colour. Hazy. White dense head of medium size. Slightly yeasty and fruity nose. Quite full palate. Some raisin in malty taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2008
33cl. bottle at De Kulminator: Hazy meduim amber with a thin but very creamy off-white head. Hop and yeast notes covered in a fruit blend where no single fruit can be called out. Some underlying malt and character sugars gives the aroma a little more substance. Simple aroma but good. Mild malt character in the mouth followed by an equally mild hop character. Aroma has more hops in it than the flavor does Some tea-leaves and a watery caramel take over towards the end. The finish is long with some low hops and more tea-leaves. Good solid accessible beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2008
Hazy white yellow coloured beer with average carbonation and white head. Sweeter caramel hoppy and fruity aroma. Full palate. Finish is bitter hoppy, some vanilla/ almond touches. Creamy. Very nice.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wim (2826) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
hazy gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head a fruity malty aroma a malty herby fruity taste with a bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2275) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
Hazy blond coloured beer, medium white head. Alcoholic masrsipan aroma. Palate is little bitter and fruity ending herby.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2008
Received 330ml bottle via trade with Papsoe. Pours a hazy caramel amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of caramel malt, tart apple peel, caramel, some sourdough bread, and brown sugar. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of powdered caramel malt, a touch of raisin, some peach and light lemon zest. Finish slightly sweet, with a chalky caramel and yeast aftertaste flavor.


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