Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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).

OlivierMTL's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1555) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Pours pale gold with white head. Aroma is floral and traditional finnish mead. Flavour is floral, light bitter and a bit of citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (200) - CYPRUS - AUG 25, 2014
Hazy yellow body with a thick lasting white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, sour fruit, wood. Taste is sweet with some bitterness, a bit spicy, nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2443) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle bought in Denmark, pours golden with a thin lasting head, malty and lightly spicy nose, medium-thin bodied, a little grainy plus peppery and spicy hop notes. A bit gassy. A nice spiced golden ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2254) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at Aye Aye Club, august 19th 2014. Hazy yellow body with a big foamy white head. Head is growing upwards in the middle of the glass like shaked starsan out of an open corny keg. Quite cool, but I hope I’ll be able to sip the fluid soon. No worries there, an opening appears at the rim. Aroma is quite spicy yeast, flowers, vineous. Bittersweet taste of banana, spices, citrusy hops, good sweetness, refreshing finish. Not as complex as one might expect from Chimay though that’s what the lower ABV gets you I guess. Still quite enjoyable, I’ll happily have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (2969) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, light caramel and bread, light fruitiness and hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and fruitiness, light citrus hoppyness. Finish average, malty with light sweetness, light caramel and faint bread, light fruitiness and citrus hoppyness, faint yeast. Watery ale – don’t believe the hype. Thank god I am not monk - this mediocre and thin ale would be only one available

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (412) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours hazy straw yellow with a big white head. The aroma is both floral and herbal, very prominent yeastiness with some balancing grainy maltiness and grassy hoppiness. Taste is fairly dry with fresh fruitiness, grainy maltiness and Belgian yeastiness most prominent. The palate is medium bodied, smooth and slick. Similar elements with stronger trappists; not as rich or full but more drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (141) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy light yellow color and small head. Aroma has spices, grass. Medium to high carbonated, quite light body. Pine, hops, malt, fruits in flavor. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (49) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Two-finger, ivory, big-bubbled, medium fast head. Hazy ochre. Melon and red berries on aroma. Crispy edgy palate. Rasberry, spicy hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjollnir (390) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
330mL bottle. Pours a hazy straw colour with a thick, persistent white head, which leaves a little bit of lace. Earthy and yeasty aroma with fruity esters, a little bit of wheat and some malt. Mild sweetness and a medium bitterness, a little grass. Light-medium body, above average carbonation and a fair amount of creamy foam, drying bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Unde (351) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cloudy yellow beer, long lasting nice head and hints of lacing sticking to the glass. Aroma has fruits, spices, yeast and some wheat. Taste is fruity and spicy being a bit mild for my taste but a nice summer beer anyway. Thin body and very high carbonation, which makes this beer a bit hard to drink.

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