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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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).


OlivierMTL's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, - JAN 8, 2006
Couleur dorée, apparence brouillée par une grande quantité de fins dépôts. Moyenne quantité de mousse blanche se résumant à former un cerceau alentour du verre. Arômes de grains, de miel et de sucres résiduels, puis estérifié rappelant ainsi les pêches. Saveurs de grains en fermentation et d’aspartame. Carbonatation fine et active, corps d’épaisseur mince. On dirait que la fermentation n’est pas tout à fait completé. Bouteille, 33 cl, Kulminator, Janvier 2006.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (1904) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from some random Vinmonopol enjoyed at home
A slooooow gusher. Pours pale golden with a small haze, and a big white head. Smell of spices, fruity yeast esters, hints of champagne, light malts and a touch of herbs. Moderate sweet, spicy start, then light fruity flavors and alot of fruit peel, a touch of herbs before the hop bitterness kicks in. A very pleasent abbey beer. It’s light and spicy, highly drinkable and quite refreshing

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2949) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Draught @ De Klep, Venlo. Pours hazy light amber with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of hops, citrus and spices, possibly coriander. Mild, slightly peppery flavour, with notes of hops and citrus and estery touches. Very soft carbonation. Bitter aftertaste. An okay refreshment on a hot evening but otherwise not very impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2039) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Looks like a golden beer indeed. Fresh taste of fruity yeast, hops and some citra or other acidic fruit. Tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1565) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
A dark yellow beer with a big and blond head. The nose is aromatic and sophisticated, fruits, lemon, corianter, some perfume and spices. Taste is fruitful and spicy, coriander, orange peel, flowers. Medium bodied, strong carbonation. Interesting, strongly aromatic beer with some witbier’s nuancees. Good beer as could be expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2952) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
(backlog) 2010 Bottle at DHL. Hazy golden pour with white head, with yeast shot. Sweet, fruit aromas. Flavor includes light malt, sweet tones, fruit and spice hints.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1383) - WALES - JUL 14, 2014
Keg at the White Horse Richmond. Hazy yellow, still, foamy white head. Aroma is wheaty, orange, lemon, car air freshner. Body is medium, spritzy. Taste is wheaty, bubblegum ester, musty, light bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2014
Bona cervesa, és equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2051) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from Desmond’s Next Door, Kimmage, Dublin [130714]
Light blonde, slight haze, frothy white head
Aroma - aromatic, perfumy, floral, soft spicy, soft orange
Taste of soft yeast esters, soft spicy, light orange, floral, light sweet pale malts, flavour is delicate but what’s there is good
Palate - medium carb, very thin watery body, soft sweet. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - Nice and refreshing, flavour is light with a watery texture. Unlike the other Chimay beers. Comes across as a table beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (685) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow with a medium white head. A very spicy aroma of hops and yeast. The flavor is very smooth; banana esters, loads of yeast, very spicy. Fresh and nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (358) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Light yellow colour with white head. Flowery aroma. Tast ligt fruity hop version from Chimay.


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