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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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).


john_henry's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john_henry (94) - - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (555) - - JUL 22, 2014
Yeasty, orange, bread, white grape, peppery finish. Simple but refreshing for the summer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (504) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Hazy yellow color with nice white lacing head. Notes of mandarine, spicy, belgium yeast, earthy, malts, citrus, herbs. Very nice rereshing summer drink that goes down easy, on this too hot of a day.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (971) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Hazy pale golden with lots of sparkling in Chimay glass and nice long creamy whitr dense rocky head. Looks great. Belgian yeast, european fruity, sweet, grapes, apple. Medium nody but full soft feel, semisweet, slight sourness, long fruity finish, light spicyces and herbs as mentionef before. Classic but not best Chimay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (1907) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from some random Vinmonopol enjoyed at home
A slooooow gusher. Pours pale golden with a small haze, and a big white head. Smell of spices, fruity yeast esters, hints of champagne, light malts and a touch of herbs. Moderate sweet, spicy start, then light fruity flavors and alot of fruit peel, a touch of herbs before the hop bitterness kicks in. A very pleasent abbey beer. It’s light and spicy, highly drinkable and quite refreshing

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2957) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Draught @ De Klep, Venlo. Pours hazy light amber with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of hops, citrus and spices, possibly coriander. Mild, slightly peppery flavour, with notes of hops and citrus and estery touches. Very soft carbonation. Bitter aftertaste. An okay refreshment on a hot evening but otherwise not very impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2040) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Looks like a golden beer indeed. Fresh taste of fruity yeast, hops and some citra or other acidic fruit. Tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1565) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
A dark yellow beer with a big and blond head. The nose is aromatic and sophisticated, fruits, lemon, corianter, some perfume and spices. Taste is fruitful and spicy, coriander, orange peel, flowers. Medium bodied, strong carbonation. Interesting, strongly aromatic beer with some witbier’s nuancees. Good beer as could be expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2974) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
(backlog) 2010 Bottle at DHL. Hazy golden pour with white head, with yeast shot. Sweet, fruit aromas. Flavor includes light malt, sweet tones, fruit and spice hints.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1383) - WALES - JUL 14, 2014
Keg at the White Horse Richmond. Hazy yellow, still, foamy white head. Aroma is wheaty, orange, lemon, car air freshner. Body is medium, spritzy. Taste is wheaty, bubblegum ester, musty, light bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2014
Bona cervesa, és equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.


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