Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 802   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 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.

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
Big offwhite head. Hazy yellow body with visible particles and slight carbonation. Herbal coriander and fruit aroma with mealy spicy notes. Dry-sweet coriander and tropical fruit taste with herbal spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel that’s still quite intense. Dryish spicy herbal fruity aftertaste with mealy notes. For being 4.8% this is superb, and even if we don’t consider that it’s still a surprisingly good beer. I could drink a lot of this. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly web order.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john_henry (124) - - MAR 27, 2014
Very well balanced intricate Blonde. Drinks beautifully and despite being lightly hoped and at under 5% this beer still has a complex character. There are few other beers that I would rather drink as a session beer. Can’t wait to get my hands on more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparf (215) - Östersund, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Doften är mycket komplex, men jag blir inte klar över den. Jäst, mycket svag citrusbakgrund, mogna päron, en lätt kryddighet och en något kemisk karaktär som av rengöringsmedel. Mycket ljus, nästan wit-färgad. Ett tämligen stor skum med ok halveringstid. Pärontoner mot en maltig botten kryddad med koriander i smaken. Citrustoner och jäst finns också med. En helt lätt beska växer fram i eftersmaken efter en torr avslutning. Mycket kolsyra och en lätt men trevlig kropp. På det hela taget en elegant komposition men inget fantastiskt öl. Påminner i stil om en quadrupel men står sig slätt med sina veka framtoning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (4694) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
Flaske fra polet: højt hvitt skum opp til randen av mitt Duvel-glass og lys gylden, korrekt uklar. Lett og fin krydderaroma. God smak og munnfylde, tørr og fin. En meget lettdrikkelig sak som fort kunne blitt en sommerfavoritt hvis den hadde vært de nødvendige 0,1 svakere.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2710) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours gold with a large fading head. Nose shows Belgian phenols, grassy hops and a very soft but off-putting decomposing plant matter/muddy note. Flavours concentrate one the phenols, grassy and spicy hops and light sweet malt. Finishes very dry however. Carbonation seems a bit over the top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yiannnos (1252) - , CYPRUS - MAR 17, 2014
Golden colour. Huge floral aroma. Fruity, yeasty taste. Nothing special, but decent for a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3414) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Gold with a puffy white head that’s never less than a coat. Delicate herbal lemon aroma with grass, light orchard fruits, flowers. Pretty hoppy. Light bodied, high carbonation. Refreshing and quite Wit-like with moderate fruity sweetness, tangy spices, lemon. Really quite dry at the end so the modest bitterness snaps. Vibrant, refreshing. Didn’t expect much, got plenty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kordestanchi (97) - - MAR 13, 2014
Smooth bitter sweet with hazy golden color and thick with head. Tastes fruity with caramel aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelosmich (14) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAR 11, 2014
Hazy golden colour with white head. Hints of yeast, citrus, lemongrass. A smooth beer with aslightly bitter aftertaste. Even though it is not as strong as the three commercial chimay beers, i prefer this one because it is not as sweet as they are. Definitely worth tasting!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
traak (73) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
Une bière plus que décevante je voulais déjà pas devenir moine mais en plus si il leur réserve sa, un goût de sprite mélanger avec de la bière le pire c’est l’odeur les moines gerbe dedans ?

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