Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 2015 also in bottles widely available as Chimay Dorée.

john_henry's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john_henry (124) - - MAR 27, 2014
Very well balanced intricate Blonde. Drinks beautifully and despite being lightly hoped and at under 5% this beer still has a complex character. There are few other beers that I would rather drink as a session beer. Can’t wait to get my hands on more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dazka (60) - Milan, ITALY - OCT 23, 2016
S: malt, cereals, yeast A: yellow, pale, rocky head T: cereals, malt P: very long finish, medium bitterness, refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (397) - - OCT 20, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 Bottle at beerbistro. Very pale golden yellow with finely bubbled white head. Send like soap; I love Chimay, but it really does smell like soap with the characteristic Chimay yeast smell. Tastes a bit like soap with some grass and lemon. It?s good, but probably my least favourite Chimay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (610) - - OCT 20, 2016
White lasting head with a straw coloured body. Bready nose topped with cinnamon and cloves. Light but smooth body with big clove flavour and much lighter than most Belgium ales. An easy drinking option when you want a Belgium beer. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kittenbieer (66) - LYON, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2016
Dégustée à nouveau avec mon Appiantiqua dans nos petits verres Duvel 18cl. Jolie robe dorée avec une mousse blanche moyennement persistante .Le nez nous offre des arômes maltés,houblonnés ,citronnés et floraux.La bouche nous amène sur des saveurs très rafraîchissantes avec le citron et le houblon qui dominent.Une très bonne trappiste plus légère que ses soeurs mais aussi subtile et équilibrée!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
Yay! Ratings!! 330ml bottle from LCBO. Pale gold, incredibly quick-diminishing fizzy white head. Faint fruity aroma, a little burnt, weirdly - like a light pils with a Belgian yeast profile? Taste is very pleasant - no burnt grass, just like a watered down sweet tripel - a nice drinker. Light body, stinging but diminishing carbonation, quick fruity finish - nice enough, if unmemorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1086) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Aroma - orange peel, Belgian yeast, coriander, and soft wheat. Appearance - the body is a cloudy sunglow yellow, with good nucleation. Head is white and around 1/3" and settles into a nice 1/8" of foam. Foam drapes throughtout nicely. Taste - has a nice spiced wheat, some coriander, orange peel, hops are quite, and the yeast not overly noticeable, but distinct Belgian variety. Exceptional balance. Extremely, sessionable. Palate - body is between light and medium, texture is soft, carbonation is average, finish is quick and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottled from LCBO. Hazy yellow, huge white head. The aroma is hoppy with a lot of flowers. The taste is magical - fresh breath of perfume, with a very strong finish. It tastes like a 8% blonde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (2336) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Fresh, grass, floral and fruity scent. Grass, floral and fermented taste. OK bitterness which fills the top and front of the mouth a weak moment. OK beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (4183) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
Hazy golden pour, big white head. Crisp Aroma, lemon zest, dry cereals, light stone fruit. Effervescent carb, lively mouth feel. Finish is clean and refreshing, light citrus and stone fruit with some great light malts. Exceptional tble beer, loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (638) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2016
2016/10/01 - Pours a hazy deep straw colour with a soapy white head that quickly reduces and leaves no lacing. Aroma is honey, yeast, apple, crackers, floral notes, spices, clove, light citrus and a hint of soap. Taste is cracker, yeast, hints of crisp apple and clove with floral and herbal notes. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with lightly biting carbonation and a drying, lightly herbal finish. Light, crisp and surprisingly flavorful for the ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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