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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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).


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Golden with a white head. Aroma: fruity, vanilla, citrus, grass. Taste: fruity, orange and clementine, some grass, some kind of candy. Medium bodied. Drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (4024) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
0,33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts with some yeast. Flavor is pretty similar. Quite ordinary but then again I guess it was to be expected.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senap (609) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2013
En klassisk belgare. Fruktig och lättsam. Noll beska. En trivsam sällskapsöl, men kanske inte heller någon stor upplevelse.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (1589) - ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a nice frothy head. Fruity and floral aroma. Sweet, caramel, fruity and spicy notes, mild bitter finish. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. Decent brew.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PalCabral (159) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours hazy and pale, with a froth head that quickly settles to a thin layer. It’s not a looker - it looks terribly thin. Those poor monks had to do with the second or third runnings... It looks like a wheat beer but the thin head tells the truth that there is none or very little wheat in the malt bill. The aroma is more promising. The chimay yeast comes through in a way we don’t feel it do in the other beers, where it is hidden behind more flavorfull malts. It’s sweet and citrusy, maybe some butterscotch hints too. Very entising. However, the flavor lets the beer down. It is thin. The pilsner malt cannot carry the taste alone and the hops comes in to play first string. In the back of the mouth some of the citrus is still there but is a refreshing beer at best. Just not enough flavour. High effervecence and light mouthfeel puts the closing chapter on a negative note. I understand why it was a beer for the monks only.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
lopisar (249) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Hazy yellow with a light foam. Yeasty aroma with some sour notes. White bread and more complex notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
330 ml bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma of green peppers, coriander and pretty much nothing else. Taste is peppery, pale malt and some alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
7stern (592) - Bromma, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
Golden, almost clear, small head. Yeast aroma, coriander notes. Fresh peppery taste, light aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2013
33cl bottle into tulip• Lille. Appearance: hazy pale golden liquid. Puffy cloud of white head. Good retention. Aroma: yeast, bread, citrus, pepper, coriander, floral notes. Taste: sweet, then somewhat sour. Palate: Thin. Thick texture. Good carbonation. Short palate. Overall: interesting that it doesn’t resemble the other chimays at all. I expected a watered down version if the tripel but this beer is completely different. The pepper surprised me the most. An interesting beer. Decent flavor for the low gravity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (3266) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2013
Flaska från SB. Gyllenfärgad, klar, ljust poröst skum. Blommig, lätt parfymerad doft och smak. Lätt kropp, tydlig vetekaraktär, lite mannagryn, blommig hibiskus och tung blomdoft, pomerans, citrusolja, lätt efterbeska. Någonstans mellan blond och wit. Riktigt trevlig.


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