Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 673   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).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lauraele (7) - 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.

   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!!!!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2015
This beer is usually reserved for the use of the Chimay Trappists. A beautiful beer - delicate, dry, hoppy. Practically perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cedex (4) - - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gasparino (3) - valmontone, ITALY - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
Bevuta alla spina, schiuma bianca abbondante e mediamente persistente, colore dorato, aroma mediamente intenso e persistente, note di lievito e sentori citrici e fruttati, al palato sorprende per la grande freschezza e per la complessità e intensità dei sapori che si alternano dal primo sorso all’ultimo, retrogusto secco e perfettamente bilanciato, una belgian ale leggera ma con aroma e sapori eccezionali, grande lavoro dei lieviti con una attenuazione perfetta.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrbigpappa (9) - - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Somehow I have missed this beer in the 20 years I have known chimay. It is just as good as its fellow brewery mates. Very smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5405) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (1202) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Hazy gold Amber thick foamy white head; soft yeasty grainy spicy aroma; Flava is mild spice malt, feels medium semi foamy smooth; finishes complex spice malt herb blend

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (274) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
11.2 oz bottle purchased at Pangaea in Sacramento. The aroma on this is so wonderful. Lemon and orange rind citrus hints, very floral, light candi sugars, too. Perhaps some coriander and a little grains of paradise. The floral sweet aroma reminds me of nectar. I could smell this beer all day. Mostly hazy dark golden body with a really large, fluffy, white head. Strong. Good lacing. Starts with a light sweet maltiness, before this becomes somewhat floral in the middle. Some cereal and nutty flavors also come through. Finishes with a mild bitter spiciness. Really nice mouthfeel. THIS is a true session beer. If I were a monk, I’d drink the shit out of this beer.

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