Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 2013 also available on tap in the UK and in 50 bars in Italy (under the name Club Chimay Dorée).

john_henry's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john_henry (123) - - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1205) - SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2015
330ml on-tap at Il Santo Bevitore pub in Venice (€6.00):
A nice enough beer & one I enjoyed drinking but I’d built it up too much in my own mind as it didn’t quite live up to my expectation & I couldn’t honestly say it was anywhere near as good at Chimay Blue, or even Chimay Red or Tripel. It was fresh & lively with a few nice flavours appearing but the nose seemed a little light & the flavours definitely weren’t as complex as I’ve come to expect from Chimay over the years. It’s one that I’m glad I was able to try but I imagine it will likely be a one-off for me & I’ll most likely stick to Chimay Blue in future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IslandHaole (1133) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Subtle scent of hay and dusty basement and banana with slight grassy hops. Clouded honey color with a white head. Sweet malts, hints of bubblegum has a slightly tangy follow. Very effervescent with a light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sound67 (570) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2015
Maker: Chimay Brewery, Baileux, Belgium *** Beer: Chimay Corée / Spéciale du Potaupré (bottled, unfiltered, 330ml) *** Style: Belgian Ale *** ALC.VOL.: 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. " [brewery note] *** Colour: Bright hazy orange, with a medizum-sized, very fluffy off-white head. *** Nose: Quince marmalade, coriander, floral hops. yeast. *** Texture: Medium body, hardly watery. Active carbonation. *** Taste: Quince, yeast, mild spices and herbs at the start. Lemon. Coriander is stronger towards the middle, with lemon and herbs. Finish is yeasty, lemony. Coriander very much present in the after taste. Again, with yeast. Impressions: Lighter than any other Chimay Trappistes (and, indeed, most other Belgian beers), this ale is not unlike a Whitbier: yeasty, with coriander, and lemony notes. The quince only makes it fruitier. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8532) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2015
From tap. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, hops, fruit, yeast, malt and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5669) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky flat gold-apricot color with a huge foamy yellow-white lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was yeasty and musty with coriander, lemon, sugar, vague fruits and a bit of sweetness underneath. The flavor was dryish, tart and perfumey with notes of coriander, yeast and dust. Medium length finish. Medium body. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (244) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 23, 2015
F: huge snow white, not long lasting. C: hazy yellow/orange, non-transparent. A: nice citrusy, coriander, floral hops, yeast. T: very light, citrusy, yeast earthy, malt, coriander, decent sweetness, mild dry finish, medium body, lively carbonation, great for summer days, great Belgian ale anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (3619) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
12-SEP-2015, bottle @Brussels appartment, from local beer shop. Hazy yellow with lasting White lacing head. Sweet, fruit, spice, malt, candy drops. Creamy nice. Quite some taste for 4,8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fakebeersnob (234) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Very light straw color. High carbonation with a soapy, white head. Fresh smell....coriander? Light grass, mild hops, citrus - lemon or orange peel, and some spice in taste. Belgium yeast taste. Crisp. This is like a high end Belgium Pale Ale. It is good, but for the price point, I would go with another Chimay - or go with a cheaper pale ale. If cost was not a concern, this would be a go to session beer for the summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (394) - SPAIN - SEP 12, 2015
From elcervecero. In La Trappe chalice. Playing Goodbye Deponia. A bit less tasty than the red one but much more sessionable and refreshing. Good aroma. Midly citric taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1028) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Light gold, creamy white head, nice lace. Nose is Belgian yeast and faint spice. Slightly bitter. Middle is soft malt (oats?), more subtle spice. Finish is mildly sweet and spritzy..

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