Belgium > Chimay
korova (10) , France | November 4, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Loved to taste the "Poteaupré" (ex Capsule dorée") on tap. Loved the beer, loved the place! Great Afternoon!
RB1 (5) Gilbert, Arizona | September 10, 2011| Updated September 12, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
After a serene walk on the grounds of the Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont (Chimay), one is compelled to taste the ale. The place to do that is just down the lane at L’Auberge de Poteaupre. Very quaint and warm, this is the official Abbaye tap house. All four chimay ales are available; the Cinq Cents and Doree’ on tap, the Grande Reserve and Premiere in bottles. I have been told the Premiere with also soon be available on tap. The food and Chimay cheeses are excellent. The Auberge is full of breweriana from Chimay, which is of great interest to collectors. There is an outdoor area in back to sit and enjoy the wonderful ales while pondering the pastoral grandeur of the Belgian Ardenne. This is truly a joyous place to spend a leisurely afternoon. There is also a gift shop and small deli (mostly cheese) counter.
shrubber85 (187) Greenville, Indiana | October 13, 2009| Updated October 16, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited around noon on a foggy October day. GPS wouldn’t accept the address but luckily there are numerous signs to direct you once you get in the area because this place is way out in the middle of no-where. Restaurant was packed (including a bus-load of retirees/pensioners that, to their credit, were almost to a person drinking beer). Went to the shop first, the young lady behind the counter was very nice with quick service - however they did not have Doree in the bottle so we went ahead and had a light lunch. Despite the crowd and my extremely poor French, we had their home-made bread on the table within seconds of sitting down. Service wasn’t extremely fast but perfect for a lazy day enjoying the view out the back window and relaxing. My 6-year old daughter saw their large playground in the back and despite the mist, went outside to play. Nice patio in the back that would be pure bliss on a nice sunny summer day. If you’re rushing to taste all the Belgian beers you can find, you’ll probably just want to order a Doree and then leave. However, I was quite pleased with the service and atmosphere - would stop by again if in the area.
Oostende (11) Oostende, Belgium | November 29, 2011
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It is a nice place to visit, nice terrace and good green view. You can drink the monk light beer that the monks drink in there abbey and that is not for sale in any shop. The Poteaupré is from the monks. It is a small wake thou the abbey if you want thou visit it.
stevoj (83) Boise, Idaho | November 25, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Marked down only because selection is limited to Chimay, but that’s pretty good, right? Food is very good and service top notch. Plus it’s the only place you can get the Chimay A Poteaupre, a Belgian blonde ale.
Jerre (70) Waregem, Belgium | August 7, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Last weekend. This place is heaven for Chimay lovers !Chimay Doreé available. Very nice for a lunch. We take first the taste 3 different beers and 4 Chimay cheeses: delicous !
Good. Whe are sleeping here one night.
Mathieu87 (110) Ganshoren, Belgium | July 27, 2011| Updated April 16, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice place to enjoy the Chimay beers and cheeses. I had a quadruple dégustation, both beer and cheese. It was a real nice experience! The marketing strategy of the monks is amazing ;) Downside: in the shop you pay like 3,8euro for a bottle of Chimay Bleue, when you can find it for like 3euro in a Colruyt... Bit weird...
Diplomat (37) YPÄJÄ, Finland | July 8, 2004| Updated July 9, 2004
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The place where to get Chimay vintages! In small and reserve bottles. Usually from 5 to 8 yrs old samples. Chimay Doreé available. Excellent for a lunch. Here You can learn which of the 4 Chimay cheeses goes with which Chimay beer.
Martinus (131) Nijmegen, Netherlands | December 10, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a nice place to visit, though a bit secluded. Nice atmosphere, better decorated, less simple, than the places of Westmalle or Westvleteren. The beers (Chimay, naturally) are nice, though not my favourite Trappist beers. And obviously there is the Spéciale du Poteaupré (formerly Doreé).
The food is quite good and inexpensive, except for the soup of the day, which was in a rather small cup and quite bland. The soft specialty cheeses (Poteaupré and Mont de Secours) are really nice, and the stars of the visit for me.
azlondon (40) Fribourg, Switzerland | May 24, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped at Poteaupre to taste Doree, which they had on tap only. Love their sample "trays", but was driving... Had some bread and cheese as well and was pleasantly surprised by their cheese. Nice atmosphere and service was good. Definitely worth stopping for.
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