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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 514   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).


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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PalCabral (122) - - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours hazy and pale, with a froth head that quickly settles to a thin layer. It’s not a looker - it looks terribly thin. Those poor monks had to do with the second or third runnings... It looks like a wheat beer but the thin head tells the truth that there is none or very little wheat in the malt bill. The aroma is more promising. The chimay yeast comes through in a way we don’t feel it do in the other beers, where it is hidden behind more flavorfull malts. It’s sweet and citrusy, maybe some butterscotch hints too. Very entising. However, the flavor lets the beer down. It is thin. The pilsner malt cannot carry the taste alone and the hops comes in to play first string. In the back of the mouth some of the citrus is still there but is a refreshing beer at best. Just not enough flavour. High effervecence and light mouthfeel puts the closing chapter on a negative note. I understand why it was a beer for the monks only.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5265) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2014
33cl bottle from Arnoldus, Gouda. Thick white head. Hazy blond pour. Quite refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sk75 (9) - Ballyshannon, IRELAND - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
A cloudy light amber coloured beer with a mighty white head that stays for quite a while. The aroma i get is a floral, grassy smell with a fruity, malty taste with some spice.The mouthfeel would be medium with lively carbonation..i also find it has a dry finish. A great easy drinking beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benfi (566) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2298) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
(Chimay Doree) Stubby bottle, 330 ml, poured into a tulip. ABV 4.8% Mostly clear body, bright golden in colour, tall frothy white head with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. The aroma has fresh apricots, flowers, sugar. Taste also of flowers, jasmine, apricots, peaches. Moderate sweet, as much as needed. Medium thin body, lively carbonation. Quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (189) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
On tap at Doerak. Hazy yellow with a white head. Fruity, malty aroma, yeast. Taste is sweet, bit dry, fruity, yeast, light bitter aftertaste. Bit watery mouthfeel, but, nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2095) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle@Ølmesse, Voldby - golden pour with white head. Sweet malty and fruity aroma and taste, grassy, light citrus lemon, herbal and some nice spice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (598) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Sample at Voldby Ølmesse 2014. Dark golden pour. Watery mouthfeel and low carbonation. Hay, floral, grains and honey.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (849) - USA - AUG 31, 2014
Drunk from 33 cl bottle at Herren Van Liedekerke. Blonde light enjoyable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1564) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Pours pale gold with white head. Aroma is floral and traditional finnish mead. Flavour is floral, light bitter and a bit of citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (232) - CYPRUS - AUG 25, 2014
Hazy yellow body with a thick lasting white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, sour fruit, wood. Taste is sweet with some bitterness, a bit spicy, nice finish.


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