Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 726   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2012
330ml bottle from Bieresgourmet

BBE 2015 - Pours golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, ripe fruits and farmyard. Taste is malty with hints of yeast, ripe fruits and citrus. Finish is slightly malty and yeasty. Okay, quite easy going Belgian ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervezalandia (25) - - DEC 30, 2012
Es quizas la mas floja de todas.Muy justa de aroma,apariencia .Una cerveza notable no obstante.Pero que va mas hacia la abadia que el estilo trappist.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2012
Very slightly hazy pale golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, metallic iron, light hops, fruity yeast, banana, candy sugar and bubble gum. Light sweet malty flavour, light bitter, quite fruity. Quite light body. Light bitter finish, very fruity, light wheat touch.
Quite typical Chimay yeast aroma combined with a sort of German hefeweizen character. I quite like it.. even if there’s a bit of iron in the aroma, what I do dislike quite a bit.
(Draught @ Auberge de Poteaupré)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8124) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2012
Draft 33cl. Dorée trouble, col blanc épais. Arôme est agréablement fruité avec pas mal d’ester. Palais est léger très agréable, ici encore un profil de bouche axé sur la levure et les esters donnant des notes de banane et une pointe d’épices. Se boit quais comme une Hefe, pointe houblonnée fruitée allant vers le citron tout en gardant cette fin de bouche typique de Chimay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Only one place you can get this, I had it on tap at the Auberge de Poteaupre as an accompianment to my food. As I was driving, it was also the weakest beer on the menu :) Nice blonde style ale served at the inn and in the abbey to the monks.. Tart, tangy and bitter with sticky lacing. Very fine carbonation....different from their heavier beers, but still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Bottle @ Ölrepubliken. 2008 vintage. Pours hazy deep golden with a small white head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace. Smell is  sweet with cereal, plums, dusty soil, oatmeal, orange zest, lemon zest, silage and yeasty bread dough. Taste is slightly sweet with cereal, lemon zest, dry soil, hay, dusty oats, dry leaves and hints of plums and grapes. Mouthfeel is crisp, watery and light bodied. Finish is tiny sweet with cereal, orange peal, dry soil and hay. Probably better fresh.

re-rate from a fresher bottle. Solid Belgian ale. Upping the score...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
floydian1 (1250) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 22, 2012
(330ml bottle). Pours murky golden yellow with yeast precipitates and a small transient white head. Light honey golden malts on the nose with traces of spiciness. Medium sweet on the tongue with a short dry finish. Light to medium body with a rather disappointing watery texture. Frankly there is not very much to get excited about here - it is an average Belgian blond ale at best. Methinks that the Chimay brand and the difficulty in obtaining this beer (ie. only sold at brewery tap) have caused it to become highly over-rated on this site.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2012
33cl, at 4.8%Vol, as Chimay (dark brown label), exclusive Trappist, from the brewery, complex brew, malty/spicy and slightly sweet, easy to drink, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, nice brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbfleming (2) - - AUG 17, 2012 does not count
Great exclusive Chimay, only served at the Auberge de Poteaupré, 300m from the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Scourmont. Has pale golden colour, complex aroma and a pure malt taste. Worth the trip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3098) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt! 2007 vintage The appearance is orange hued and slightly translucent. The beer is full of carbonation and appears extremely effervescent. I thoroughly enjoyed the aroma, which is rich with yeast and citrus scents. The flavor is tasty, though the aroma is even better. The body is extremely thin, giving the beer a watery feel on the palate. While this may adversely affect the mouthfeel, this ale is extremely drinkable, and it would be easy to throw back a few of these in a session. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-11-2011

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