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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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).


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lauraele (6) - novi ligure, ITALY - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
Eccezionale. Frizzantezza quasi vellutata che ti accarezza il palato. Gusto pieno di erbe che ti riportano a tempi lontani e alla tradizione delle cose buone. Da mettere tra le migliori classiche al mondo.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tommy1382 (12) - - SEP 13, 2013
Fantastic beer..... drink she has always been a dream of mine!!!!!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cedex (3) - - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
Bière belge de caractère avec une belle mousse. Malheureseument, elle ne peut être dégustée qu’en café et donc ne peut être dégustée entre amis avec un bonbon plateau fromage

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3530) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2012
33 cl. bottle @ Kulminator // very, very hazy, extremely yeasty apricot coloured with a stable white head // smell carries lots of yeast, touch apricot, very hay heavy, touch barnyard // taste is totally dominated by the yeast as everything about this beer suggest beforehand, oodles of yeast, nice consistency, quite fruity, getting some apricot, light malt & candy sugar sweetness, lots of hay, dash barnyard & mellow spices // don’t care what the reviews say or the rating, this is such a lovely & delicious beer to drink // pure yeast pleasure, by very far my favourite Chimay // love

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (110) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
- From Vinmonopolet Trondheim - Pours with lively carbonation. Large white head and a nice golden color to it. On the nose i get hay, spices, bubblegum, cloves with a slight lemony-note to it. Taste of dry, nice malt, spices and candi sugar. Perfectly balanced with a nice fenolic finish to it. Suprisingly good and complex. Will definately purchase again!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Thanks so much Olivier! Hazy yellow gold, thin soft white head that lasts. Nose is grass and pepper, dusty and with a lemon zest ring. Flavor is very herbal, perfume with light yeast and pepper before the citrus wall that washes in the finish. Soft, ultra-fine carbonation though the doughy end. Supremely drinkable and refreshing with just the right amount of complexity.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3109) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 chocolate, caramel, floral, citrus, herbs, basement aromas, earthy, barnyard, cough drop, skunky, rotten eggs, soy sauce, woody, orange, cloudy, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, umami, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbfleming (2) - - AUG 17, 2012 does not count
Great exclusive Chimay, only served at the Auberge de Poteaupré, 300m from the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Scourmont. Has pale golden colour, complex aroma and a pure malt taste. Worth the trip.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2008
many thanks to skyview for sharing. A pale hazy brown color. No head. An amazing yeasty nose with brown sugar and caramel malt and a little raisin for good measure. Solid brown sugar body with a light dry yeasty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelosmich (13) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAR 11, 2014
Hazy golden colour with white head. Hints of yeast, citrus, lemongrass. A smooth beer with aslightly bitter aftertaste. Even though it is not as strong as the three commercial chimay beers, i prefer this one because it is not as sweet as they are. Definitely worth tasting!


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