Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Ale
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 917   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john_henry (124) - - MAR 27, 2014
Very well balanced intricate Blonde. Drinks beautifully and despite being lightly hoped and at under 5% this beer still has a complex character. There are few other beers that I would rather drink as a session beer. Can’t wait to get my hands on more.

HighlanderOne (1364) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Poured from bottle. AROMA - citrus and leather APPEARANCE - gold with a bit of head. FLAVOR - dry floral hops, wild yeast, grass, citrus. PALATE - somewhat tart and floral. OVERALL - not bad but not for me. I would not buy again

90 (726) - BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2017
Aroma is yeast, apricot, peach, more yeast and hops. Taste is fruity and a tad sweet. Herbal. Average middle of the road palate. Yeast in aftertaste. OK.

JaKeAFC (1262) - ITALY - SEP 24, 2017
Bottle from famila. Pale golden color, almost clear with some sediment, majestic white head. Aroma is mostly floral and spiced (coriander) with light cookies and grass, some citrus and yeast. Taste light sweet a little sour, faint bitterness in between. Light body, dry finish, average carbonation, a bit thin but refreshing.

edgallow (4362) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of coriander, yeast and some spice. Taste is spice, orange and some yeast.

tonyferrari (33) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2017
Served on tap. Light hazy straw colour. Thin low-lasting white foam. Light fruity (yelow-orange fruits) aroma with spicy notes. Light malty and fruity flavour with a mineral aftertaste. A bit of astringency. Light balanced bitterness. Low body and medium carbonation make the 4.8% Abv seem higher. An interesting beer but easy to drink.

tgrtnr (281) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2017
300 ml bottle. Cloudy bright orange, foamy head. Bland aroma. A bit grapefruit, a bit coriander and other spices, a bit yeast. Taste is slightly bitter. Soft carbonated, light bodied. Too simple.

fombe89 (3897) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2017
Botella. @Bar Berlin, Oviedo 06/09/2017 BBD: 12/18.
Color amarillo oscuro, corona espuma blanca, aromas a levadura especiados, sabor malta toques dulces cuerpo sedoso bien

fellebag (1533) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2017
Bottle 33cl. Small white layer. Hazy grain green color. Floral aroma with yeast, citrus. Very fresh. Taste is lightly bitter

Addiezg (111) - - SEP 1, 2017
W aromacie przyprawowo, Wysoko nasycone, lekkie, dość wodniste. Całkiem spoko

AcctError487629 (10) - - AUG 29, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2017 Light version of chimay. Aroma is very spicy and a little note of pear. But flavor is difference from aroma in my opinion. Very spicy and good bitterness like ginseng. Light mouthfeel and strong carbonated. Aftertaste is very clean, to give it a hard name too much light or weak. In general it is good choice when u wanna get trappist in hot summer.a

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