Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 646   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).

sneakychi's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sneakychi (64) - - DEC 16, 2013
Clear, yellow/orange. White head, constantly reinforced by small bubbles. Aroma is yeast, citrus, sweet malt, cleaning product, ash (?), a little ripe banana. Makes me think of a tripel. Nice! Taste is quite balanced with a small sweetness and bitterness. Heavily carbonated, kind of watery on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (105) - ITALY - MAY 28, 2015
Dorata, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma bianca che si attacca ai bordi del bicchiere, di media persistenza. Aroma di coriandolo, pepe, leggero erbaceo. Al palato si ripresentano il coriandolo ed il pepe, frumento e nota amaricante erbacea sul finale. Molto beverina, corpo leggero, molto carbonata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zinneke (108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2015
Found this bottled in Belgium’s supermarket Carrefour. Aroma: Herbs, yeast, little clove, slight banana. Taste is light sweetness, medium bitterness, a bit herbal and some honey. And i even detect some flowers, like Lavender or violette. Enjoyable beer, light, refreshing, tastfull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gustavofnd (140) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MAY 23, 2015
Boa cerveja, bem gostosa e saborosa. Comprei na cervejoteca. Vale tomar novamente. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGD (104) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with white foam. Aroma: yeast, malts, fruity and floral notes. Taste: malts, yeast, honey, summer fruits, hops, in other words a distinctively Chimay taste! Medium body. Very tasty stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (499) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Had this in 2013 at the abbey taproom. Never saw it in bottles until a recent trip to the local beer store. Nice fresh malt on the finish. Hoppier and more balanced and drinkable given lower ABV - kind of nice to have this kind of beer in Belgium once in a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
graziano85 (345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2015
Orange color, with little head, disappearing. Smell is malty, but also soapy. Taste too, with also coriander notes. Empty mouthfeel. I love all the Trappist beer, but this one is the worst till now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2265) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.fr. Pours hazy gold with bright white head. As expected it’s rather unremarkable with a settled, measured blonde character and light floral yeast notes. Drinkable but forgettable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1611) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2015
bottle that was shared. this has been awhile back but from memory this poured a golden honey yellow color with a white head that lasted for awhile. i remember the aroma being a bit of the belgian yeast and esters but almost in a muted way. like soft waifs on the air. the flavor was outstanding chimay through and through soft belgianesque flavors with hint of light funk on the end. excellent beer start to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (255) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. I see these pop up more and more, availability does not seem to be an issue anymore. Pours a grayish honey color with frothy lasting head. Very nice and inviting aroma: mostly saison (yeast) with a floral touch (nettle, buttercups). Distant hint of lemon. Yeast deposit reveals more exotic fruits, pineapple and lychee, melon. The taste is refreshing and fruity, but watery. I would say it is like a saison, but the grainy/yeasty taste is replaced with a mellow and fruity taste, mostly melon and a hint of pineapple. Very mellow bitter development and aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1396) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2015
several bottles tasted on several occasions, from before official release and after. This is a very tasteful beer, with a huge amount of floating particles that really make stuff "work". Pours cloudy light yellow, loads of yeast in the aroma but a very refined taste and body. I dug this every time again.

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