Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3534) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
33cl bottle at Oluthuone Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours slightly hazy pale golden with a lasting white head. Fruity aroma with Belgian yeast, light citrus and some floral notes. Moderate sweet and quite fruity with a light acidity and bitterness. Nice and easy to drink. Flavourfull and delicious session beer. (2013-08-17)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1413) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 17, 2013
Small bottle. Hazy yellow body with a tall foamy head, big bubbles. Sweet Belgian yeasty aroma. Sweet taste with wheat and some light hints of apricot and banana. Pretty standard. But it’s hard not to think of Chimay White and feel that it’s so much more flavoursome than this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2086) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head with huge bubbles and no lacing. Quite odd. The aroma department is better with spices, fruits and everything in between, definitely belgian.. Some banana esters. Taste is dryish and full of belgian yeast with a slight bitterness. Carbonation is too high for me but it gets better as I progress. Pretty thin, almost watery. Pretty linear otherwise and a little boring, even.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3799) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle (330 ml). Slightly hazy yellow with a huge fluffy and slowly diminishing white head, good lacing. Aroma is light but interesting with Belgian yeast, coriander, malt sweetness, fruity notes and orange peel. Taste is also light and slightly sweet with coriander, belgiumness, banana and orange peel. Light body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry. Refreshing and drinkable Belgian Ale. Not complex by any mean, but that’s not that kind of beer either. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (785) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin kullankeltaisena ja sameana, tiivis vaahto on noin sormen paksuinen jättäen pienen kerroksen sekä vahvaa pitsiä lasin reunalle. Hajussa vahvimpana on sitruunaisuus sekä mausteinen belgihiiva, sitruuna tosin huomattavasti vahvempana. Lievää banaaniakin on joukossa. Maussa jatkuu sama linja, vahva sitruunainen hedelmäisyys hallitsee. Lisäksi sitruunankuorta on joukossa sekä tutumpia mausteita ja belgihiivaa. Suutuntuma on todella hiilihappoinen, kevyt sekä raikas. Simppeli ja melko maistuva belgiale, tästä huomaa kyllä, mihin tarkoitukseen on tehty. Toimii loistavasti lämpimällä ilmalla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BaroneBirra (315) - Gorizia, ITALY - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle at Bunker Trieste. Pale hazy yellow, big white head. Coriander and yeast in the aroma. Taste caracterized by coriander, like a blanche, but with the yeasty and metallic notes of a triple. Malty and pasty final. Very smooth palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has lactose, peppers and loads of coriander. Flavor is similar to aroma having additional herbiness and spices. Aftertaste and body are mild. Aftertaste has loads of coriander, nice and easy brew. The stronger ones have more of the chimay yeasty flavor than this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lauraele (7) - novi ligure, ITALY - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
Eccezionale. Frizzantezza quasi vellutata che ti accarezza il palato. Gusto pieno di erbe che ti riportano a tempi lontani e alla tradizione delle cose buone. Da mettere tra le migliori classiche al mondo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1827) - Alabama, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a yellowish orange with a large, white head. Aroma is semisweet, fruity with peach and apricot. Caramel, apple and marzipan. Perhaps even a bit cloying, but strong and nice. After the strong aroma, the taste is quite light. Spicy, fermented fruit, some grain, light caramel, not sweet, actually rather dry. Palate is light and very carbonated. Could use a little less of that. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1710) - FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Tap at Chimay. Hazy yellow color with a medium thin cloudy white head. Aroma of caramel, malt and yeast. Sour taste. Well balanced. Medium body. A lot of taste but still refreshing.

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