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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 747   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).


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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4210) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle: Poured a murky brown hinted yellow with a finger high white frothy head. Aroma is fermented fruit, apples, spice, and yeast. Taste is spicy, yeast, sweet malts, coriander, and fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlutonowyMan (264) - POLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Kolor: pomara?czowo z?oty z delikatn? mgie?k?. Piana o kremowej konsystencji, bia?a. Aromat: lekka pomara?cza, nieco cytryny, kolendra, mo?e nawet odrobina bananów. Piwo jest do?? "mi?siste" ale jednocze?nie lekkie. W smaku wiod?ce s? pomara?cza, troch? cytryny i kolendra. Wysycenie wysokie.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1187) - DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
On tap at Taphouse. Served at fridge temperature into footed snifter reveals a hazy light golden body one finger white head that recedes somewhat, leaving film and lace. Aroma has notes of belgian yeast, baguette, pepper, and a hint of bubblegum. Oily texture, medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a lingering bitter finish.flavour is dry, with a moderate bitterness. I can’t say that i would want to be stuck on a deserted island with this as my only beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (18) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2016 Bottle 330ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a dense, foamy white head that lasts wonderfully. Aroma is bready with orange citrus, dried pineapple, coriander, clove and notes of floral/grassy hops. Flavour is a light floral/grassy hop bitterness with coriander, white pepper, bready notes, orange peel, pear, a touch of straw and a dry finish. Light to medium bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel and high carbonation. Amazingly complex considering the ‘low’ ABV! Would make for an amazing session beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StoutHead (921) - DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy orange with a two-finger bubbly head. Aroma of hops, yeast and sugar. Taste is of malt, yeast, hops, caramel and lighter fruits with citrus notes. Medium body and lively carbonation. Not much alcohol in taste. Very fresh and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drmet (616) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2016
L: -pours a cloudy golden with a medium,foamy,white head -medium to high carbonation visible S: -lemon,lime,white bread,coriander,spicy,honey T: -lemon zest,spicy,coriander,white bread,cereals F: -high carbonation -light body O: Decent Blonde ale but nothing more

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Orange_times (76) - UKRAINE - JAN 19, 2016
Pours in golden yellow colour with huge white head. Aroma of raisin, caramel, fruits. Medium sweet, light bitter, light sour, no alcohol aftertaste is traceable, very soft and gentle taste. Medium body, oily feel, average canonization. Very drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kanaclane (213) - - JAN 18, 2016
Nez: Malté, coriandre, levure Bouche: Maltée, biscuit, citron, coriandre Une très bonne trappiste

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (4294) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016
11.2 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a fairly clear gold color with a white head of foam. The aroma has yeasty, estery characteristics to it that lean toward the banana and pineapple notes. The taste is moderately sweet and estery. Medium body and higher to medium carbonation. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diabobale (368) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - JAN 17, 2016
Colore dorato carico, opalescente, e schiuma bianca, fine, pannosa e dalla lunga persistenza per questa belgian ale. Al naso sentori erbacei e floreali, con un pizzico di speziato, tipico del lievito, con un fine aroma di miele. In bocca arriva ben carbonata, con bollicine finissime, con un corpo sopra la media. Al palato note di crosta di pane, miele, e con amaro erbaceo finale nella media.


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