Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 645   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gerrit (15) - AUSTRIA - MAY 13, 2009
bright golden, light cloudy, sour aroma with hops, lively carbonation, smooth flavor, with light bitterness, good beer for hot summer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2009
At vonk slijterij zaandam, heazy light amber, little lasting head, lots of fruits and flowers, some brown caramel and spices, some citrus like grapefruits, nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2009
bottle at the Kulminator pours light gold with a white head. Aroma is hoppy, but I think it has faded a bit. Flavor is light malt, hay and bitter hop finishing very dry with a light presence of spice in the background. Great light belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
aphalo (93) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2009
2008 bottle. Colour is really clear, both aroma and taste have suprsisinlgy strong raisin flavour, added with slight taste of spices. Aftertaste is short and waterish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
charlotte (4579) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2009
This was my plan to be my beer no.1500.Bottle bought from Plan b cph.Clear amber colour with off-white head.Aroma of tosted bread and apple,feels a littel sour and is mild hoppy with short finish.Has a bit of Portwine aswell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2008
12 oz bottle, via sk8viking. Pours a clear amber body with a very minimal head. The nose is pretty weak, some cardboard, a little toasty malt, and a bit of yeast. Very little flavor, just a little bit of watered down caramel maltiness and dark fruits. Light bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Not a whole lot to praise about this one. Hard to believe with their other three beers being pretty decent that the monks would subject themselves to drinking this one all the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10846) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
2004 Bottle. BB 2007. A hazy golden ale with an extra thick off white head. In aroma, a good belgian hops attack, nice bready overtones,and cream. In mouth, a light crisp malt with nice cloves and honey, light hopping, very creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. A good and surprising ale, tasted November 2006, in Belgium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kappldav123 (5370) - GERMANY - OCT 15, 2008
The bottle looks simple, but good. The beer in the glass also. Starts mild, a bit sourish and spicy. The finish is drier, a bit like dust. Average and nothing special!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (5247) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle @ KBF in Geel. Hazy light-amber colour, white head. Faint aroma of malts and flowers. Flavour is very soft and subtle, citrus, malts, bit of caramel. Slightly bitter finish. Just a bit thin. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
espenra (916) - Kurland, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2008 On tap at Auberge de Poteaupre as Chimay Spéciale Poteaupré. Served in a 25cl glass. It poured a hazy yellow colour with a small white head that settled down fast in the glass leaving a thin white head. It has a wheaty aroma. The flavour is slightly bitter and tastes of wheats, water and a hint of malt. It was served too cold. It has a short aftertaste.

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