Chimay 150 / Spéciale Cent Cinquante

 
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Formerly brewed at Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To celebrate the 150 years spent at the Abbey Of Scourmont, the Chimay Trappist brewery has developed this exceptional anniversary beer brewed specially for the occasion. Note: available only in bottles! Recipe contains coriander and cardemom.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (1833) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 28, 2013
Une mousse magnifique blanche qui tient longtemps avec une couleur jaune troublée des plus magnifique ! En bouche on retrouve un goût citronnée et une belle touche de cardamome pas du tout écoeurante, une bien belle bière !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
priscoppi (24) - - SEP 27, 2013
Bottled. Pours light amber in color with a whitish head. A bit of bready notes, some yeasty spicyness and light herbal notes in aroma. Feels dry. Dark sweet bready notes in taste, some spices too. A bit of biscuit towards the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2013
75cl bottle into tulip. Overall: A good offering, but not significantly better than that standard chimay range. Apparenace: Golden in color, hazy, beautiful white head. Aroma: Wheat/biscuit. Spicy. Taste: Dry, slightly bitter. Palate: Well carbonated in typical chimay style. Fairly long finish. medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy spices, spicy hops, Belgian yeast esters and Candi sugar notes. Flavor is malt forward with Belgian spices, light hops and bitterness fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to full body and moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours hazy dark purple with a foamy off white head. Yeasty aroma with notes of leather and plums. Taste has notes of dark fruit, spices and currants. Finish is warming.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (2975) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2013
Flaska drucken med ölföreningen. Smak och doft av lime, örter, lavendel, bergamott, tigerbalsam och hostmedicin. Tvålig, rund, len, blommig med en aning pepprig eftersmak med toner av anis och karamell. Lagom söt och annorlunda smaker.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3508) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2013
Flaska från SB drucken med ölföreningen. En riktigt kryddad pjäs. Limeläsk, anis, bergamott, rosmarin, lavendel, kktus och sandelträ, kardemumma. Listan kunde ha fortsatt. Ändå funkar det riktigt bra men inte i för stora doser. Rejäl kropp med välbanserad sötma. Alkoholen märks knappt. Riktigt annorlunda på ett trevligt sätt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (2053) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2013
Hazy yellow colour with a generous white head with small bubbles and good duration. Aroma is fruity, with banana and apple, slightly citrus hints, cookies and yeast. Flavor is slightly sweet, fruity, spicy. The final is light bittery, alcoholic and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (8176) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2013
75cl. Thanks to Rian for this bottle. toller fruchtig-milder Antrunk, Gelbe Früchte, angenehm herb, fast wie dryhopped. Nachgeschmack lang, gelbe Früchte, nett herb. Sehr lecker. 12/12/12/12

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2013
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a three-finger thick, off-white colored head. The beer is a honey color that shows a brilliantly clear, yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The beer smells distinctly of Chimay, but has a lot of extra spiciness here as well; this is hugely fragrant with earthy, spiciness, Curacao Orange zest, floral cardamom, lots of dirty cardamom.

The beer has an ample sweetness to it that is really brought out by the spiciness, and reminds me quite a bit of honey in some ways. Really earthy, somewhat dirty, coriander notes, lots of orange zest flavors, and a spiciness in the finish that is turpene laden, slightly woody, and it really dries out the finish a fair amount. The beer is fairly light bodied, especially for its strength, but does have some texture to it, and there is quite a bit of effervescence here. The finish has some bit to it from the cardamom, and perhaps from some hop character as well. The malt character plays a supporting role here, but does contribute a soft hay like note, a touch of chewy saltine cracker flavors, as well as a touch of rustic white bread like pale maltiness.

This is overly dominated by the spice character, and it doesn’t help that the Chimay yeast is overly spicy to begin with. Not bad though, but it really isn’t quite my cup of tea.


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