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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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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3.1
   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pringao_Toribi (255) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
In short: sweet malty beer. Aroma is very malty and strong, taste is incredibly sweet (packs a punch in a good sense), palate is malty but sadly too watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oelbas (190) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
Tåget gylden med hvidt holdbart skum. Duften er blomsteragtig domineret af hyldeblomst. Smagen er let sødlig med citrus-syrlighed og en tør eftersmag, der hurtigt fader ud . Bitterheden er markant men ikke fremtrædende. God tørstslukker.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aethien (31) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a murky yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fresh citrus, peppery yeast and earthiness, reminiscent of a Belgian white. Complex flowery flavour with lots of the signature Chimay yeast and citrus. Very drinkable, very smooth and absolutely delicious. I’d almost be ok being a monk if you get to drink this every day.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a Chimay chalice. Funny enough, in the left side of the bottle you can read the phrase "ne peut pas être mis en vente" that means "cannot be sold". Some say that this beer is the one consumed by the monks in the monastery and shouldn’t be commercialized. Reality is that I’ve paid a reasonable price (7.5 euro for a 330ml bottle) at a famous beer shop in Brussels. A: Pours an orange to chestnut very cloudy color. Forms a medium white fluffy and bubbled head. Small retention and some lacings left S: Smell is close to a Belgian white beer. Very spicy, earthy and refreshing. Coriander, citrus hops, wheat and yeasts T: As the nose, reminds a white beer. Wheat, coriander, bread, citrus hops. A dry, flowery and refreshing beer. Different from the other Chimays. Good beer, nevertheless. Strength point is its citrus bitter end M: Light but bit creamy body. Medium carbonation. Delicious mild citrus and bitter aftertaste O: Very drinkable and refreshing beer. Its low ABV contributes on that matters. Different from the other Chimays. Quite nice beer [ BA Review @ 12/29/2011 ]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchMark (170) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
Very nice! better than expected. Nice hazy yellow with a fluffy white head and just enough carbonation. Flavor is lemon fruitiness with lots of Belgian yeast that lingers in a long aftertaste. Not much hops or bitterness but in this one that?s good. Not too sweet either. Could drink this all night.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (211) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Cloudy orange with medium creamy white head. Great fresh fruity aroma, pear, tart, yeasty, a bit buttery, sweaty. Quite complex flavor, fruity, yeasty, buttery, the alcohol is a bit noticeable, very smooth. Light carbonation. Medium body. Semi-dry sweetish aftertaste. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (446) - ITALY - OCT 13, 2014
Alla spina. Aroma molto intenso di frutta gialla, speziato e fresco. Al palato scorre veloce con un corpo snello, carbonazione media. Finale fruttato e leggermente pepato.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dermi (637) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
33 cl, bottled. Pours hazy orangeish yellow with a decent white head. Aroma Malt, bread. Citrus. Spices. Taste: Sweet, pleasantly acidic. Some bitterness. Palate: Medium body, noticeable carbonation. Refreshing palate. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
Long lastning fluffy white head. Clear yellow color. Mild citrus aroma. Very nice fresh citrus taste. Slim body and really refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JLDC (72) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Colour: bright yellow gold. Medium white head. Nose: fruity (lemon). Hints of wheat and grass. Not too complex. Flavours: Vanilla, orange peel, citrus. Hints of bread and banana. Finish: Mellow, refreshing. Not lingering about. Verdict: A fine drinkable Trappist, but not all comparable to the more common Chimay expressions. Gotta love the ABV, though.


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