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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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).


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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2156) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
Hazy golden color; Medium body; Aroma of yeast, floral, & some citrus zest; Flavor of malt, yeast, hops, citrus, and some pepper/spice; Not too exciting - but solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4856) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2015
Very nice, and great to try the elusive entry of my early favorite beer. Lots pod hay and straw here. Pours hazy golden with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Very easy to drink, a good way to encourage the good monks. Tap at pizza paradiso Dupont.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Case (291) - GERMANY - APR 10, 2015
Pours cloudy orange with small white head. Aroma is coriander, citrus, light sweetness. Taste is light, refreshing and crisp with citrus fruit, bread, light spicyness. Decent ale, in any case good to finally have this available commercially.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
venom666 (489) - Elche, SPAIN - APR 10, 2015
Hezy golden color with medium white off-head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity, with green apple predominating and a spicy background. Taste follows the aroma, with yeasty and apple notes and also spices. Sweet finish. Not the best beer from Chimay, but good though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2754) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
Flaske: Orange uklar let grumset øl med et flot skumhoved. Frisk duft af chimay gær og let humlet. Meget zing i smagen der trods den lille alkoholprocent stadig er klassisk chimay. Superlækker lille øl.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2015
Draft courtesy of staff at Paradiso Dupont. Hazy to cloudy pale yellow color. Aroma of lightly spiced bubblegum. Taste has very slightly sour citrus, fresh hay, pepper and spice, straw. Has elements of a witbier. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7826) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pour out of bottle, hazy golden-orange pour with white head. aroma brought notes of orange, lemon, bread, dough into a bit of bread, dough, some oatmeal type notes with a hint of grain. Taste was a mix of grass, dough, lemon, hints of earth, orange and slight pear as well, some bread, finishing slightly sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrbigpappa (8) - - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Somehow I have missed this beer in the 20 years I have known chimay. It is just as good as its fellow brewery mates. Very smooth and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
huineman (31) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 6, 2015
Hazy white golden. Ivory rocky head. Quite simple on the nose: porridge, lemon, grapefruit. Medium sour, soft and watery. Medium-bodied, with a lightly bitter finish in which come hints of bread.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjbrown24 (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2015 does not count
A funky nose that I quite liked. Great appearance and some complexity.. honey, stone fruit... and all in "low" alcohol version of a trappist beer!


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