Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 2015 also in bottles widely available as Chimay Dorée.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (2409) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. Pours clear straw lots of frothy head that lingers and clumpy lacing. Nose is yeast funky. Flavours are those dole fruit cups, pear, some apple, yeast. Taste light bitter light sweet. Light body, a bit watery with champagne like carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1763) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
Explosion de fruits guillerets et simplets lorsque l’on renifle cette trappiste exclusive mais pourtant si accessible : la levure, et même la facture maltée rappelle une wit, sa clarté et sa grande minceur venant cependant brouiller les cartes de cette théorie. Une "bière d’abbaye" acceptable, fort agréable à la base bien sûr, mais terriblement simpliste dans son exécution, et souffrant d’un grand manque d’originalité. Bref, une bière de soif sans distinction pour ces pauvres moines.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle from the LCBO. Poured carefully, it comes out a nice clear golden with a frothy white head and a few floaties. Aroma is quite fruity - pear and bruised apple predominant - along with nondescript herbal note, a hint of peppery yeast, and a touch of sourdough. Flavour is less complex, just a simple and pleasant golden ale with notes of honey, pear, the ever popular (and lazily described) Belgian yeast, and peppery herbal hops lingering in the finish. A previous review describes it as a "session tripel", and I agree with that assessment. I also agree that it’s rather good, despite being not so distinctive and complex as the better known Chimay trio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (679) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2016
330ml bottle from International Beer Collector 6 pack, BB 12/2017. Nice clear golden pour with big fluffy white head, lots of cascading bubbles. Aromas of grains, pear, apple, spicy belgian yeast character, floral notes. The taste has a bready and honey malt character, herbal and spicy hop bitterness, pears. Light bodied, high carbonation. Best description for this is a session tripel. Really quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (853) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Pours a cloudy brownish yellow with a large foamy white head. Aroma of yeast and coriander. Light carbonation with lost of lacing. Smooth with a taste of brad dough and celery. Fairly light. Flavors aren’t very bold and don’t last long. Smooth finish. Not unpleasant but not really my favorite style. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROSE1962 (280) - POLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Heavily sedimented dark golden pour wears a gentle white cover. Light aromatic qualities offer shy esters and grainy, toasted bread reminiscent malt character bathing in a muddled yeastiness. Slightly vegetal, mostly in the nose which seems to happen with most Chimays I try recently (every other month). Grows watery in mouth where rather stale malted grains and bready yeast pair along with mellow floral and powdery lemony hops. Light-medium body, heavy carbonation, easy-drinking straightforward belgian session ale that reaches no heights.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2269) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 12/2017 Pours a hazy pale gold with a sizeable fluffy white head falling into a dense cap atop. Pleasant aroma - peppery, clove-like phenolics with notes of apricot & lemon, combining with grainy, light toasty, hay-like pale malts. Effervescence body, creamy carbonation provides an extra sense of weight to the palate - rather nice. Plenty of yeast-driven character on the body - ripe yellow peach & apricot esters, white pepper, nutmeg, clove dry palate out & linger with some grainy, cereal sort of malt character & subdued bitterness. Haven’t had a Chimay in quite some time; this reminds me somewhat of the White/Tripel - really good weight for essential a "lite" Trappist!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2016
Slightly hazy golden honey pour with a frothy white head. Estery, coriander Der and banana aroma with a sort of layered yeast note. Medium bodied lighter than expected flavour profile but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2512) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear, golden in colour with huge fluffy head. Aroma of malt, spices and coriander. In taste nice Mix of light maltiness and coriander with lightly bitter herbal hops. Medium body, fizzy carbonation, dry, crisp and sweetish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gary (1933) - Grime Hood , Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2016
330ml: this is a lame ass low boost Chimay equivalent . I think this kinda subdued lazy stab @ a Trappist beer is an insult to anyone with a sophisticated palate . Why the fuck would you drink this watered down shit ? Get a Chimay White next time !

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