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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 882   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 2015 also in bottles widely available as Chimay Dorée.

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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sneakychi (75) - - DEC 16, 2013
Clear, yellow/orange. White head, constantly reinforced by small bubbles. Aroma is yeast, citrus, sweet malt, cleaning product, ash (?), a little ripe banana. Makes me think of a tripel. Nice! Taste is quite balanced with a small sweetness and bitterness. Heavily carbonated, kind of watery on the palate.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (11957) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Keg at six degrees north Edinburgh. Pours golden, nose is sugary, orange, burnt caramel, taste is chewy, grassy, sweet, refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pallleon (234) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 23, 2017
Balgán gondoltam, hogy ha belga, akkor minimum 7% az alkoholtartalma. Mindenesetre meglepetés volt, hogy csak 4,8%. Kellemes belga ivósör. Nem bántam meg a megvételét, de a társai azért komolyabbak.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrW (582) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2017
33cl bottle. Fruits in the nose, also some grain, citrus and a bit banana. Poured misty golden, with a decent white foamy head. The head was not lasting. Taste has bread, grain, a bit banana again, coriander. Coriander comes back in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3438) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
330ml brown bottle. Pale yellow with yeast haze. Strong white head. Nose has some fruity notes, dusty, yeasty, grains. Taste has yeast notes, straw and grains. Finishes yeasty. Pleasant.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (1031) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle 0,33L. Foggy, golden color with big, creamy, fully lasting white head and lively visible carbonation. Aroma of coriander and lime. Taste is more like Belgian wit beers. Not sweet, neither bitter, but somewhere between with coriander and wheat. It’s easy to drink and very refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
m.mahu (162) - Iasi, ROMANIA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours murky/dirty yellow. Good amount of white foam with big soft bubbles, which goes away rather quickly. Smells like yeast, coriander, mild spices, wet bread, mild banana. The tastes follows with low, soft bitterness. Spiceness lingers on the throat a bit, but the beer ends rather abrupty at some point. Medium carbonation. Lighter on the esters. Drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lullasky (11) - Nice, FRANCE - FEB 10, 2017
Un(e) classique à la hauteur de la brasserie Chimay. Tout ce que vous pouvez attendre d’une blonde, bien qu’un peu légère.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luneylane (100) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - FEB 10, 2017
A bottle from Jason’s near NCCU, drunk at home. Aroma: sour, pear drops, very nice. Appearance: generous, rocky head, dissipates to 2-3mm. Cloudy, straw. Palate: medium-bodied, creamy, soft carbonation. Long and complex finish. Taste: predominantly fruity and sweet. Though I prefer more booze, this is good gear.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nurmis (525) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2017
33cl bottle. Pours cloudy yellow. Floral/herbal hops, spices, yeast and malt. Fresh! Easy to drink, but surprisingly complex. Great!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2679) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Keg tap at the Curlers Rest, Glasgow. Yellow, almost straw, hazy and well-carbonated. A film of white head leaves quite significant lacing. The light scent is sourdough, Belgian yeast, lemon peel, a note of fresh ground coriander. Sweet taste with a hint of funk from the yeast. Finish is short but the body is sparkling, lively and refreshing. More coriander in the aftertaste. This is the first time I’ve tried this, let alone rated it. It certainly did not disappoint.


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