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Dorée - Bières de Chimay S.A.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

158 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 80
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The menu at the abbey's cafe (Auberge de Poteaupré) lists this beer as "Speciale De Poteaupré."

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2002)
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Photo of largadeer
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeezie
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, spice, citrus juice, and dried citrus peel aromas. Taste is much the same with tea, spice, citrus fruit, and citrus peel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and super easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of BigMike
3.81/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.85/5  rDev +1%

Photo of RuudJH
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very happy to find this in my local store. Never had the opportunity to try this, even as a long time Chimay fan.
Full white head, nice good carbonation in golden beer.
Smell is great. Citrus, fine biscuit malt. Very authentic as a Belgian tripel or pale ale.
Taste is a mix of bittersweet and some tartness in the aftertaste. It has a light crisp mouthfeel.
More tasting gives a dominant malt flavour. It's a lot like liquid biscuits. Some citric notes, a bit of what might be koriander in the background.
Overall this is great as a thirstquencher. It's relatively low alcohol makes it easy, but it's flavourfull, not watery.
I'm not disappointed. Cheers.

Photo of rolltide8425
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kdown
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ortie
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Gregaroo
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of barczar
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%

Pear and apple esters in aroma, with a hint of plastic phenols and coriander. Flavor is fairly appley, with coriander adding an odd smokiness mid palate. The finish is dry and modestly bitter. Hints of pear skin weave throughout.

Photo of Dbthwaites88
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of hermuli
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Keelerm2
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of msquared36
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Sarmento
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(poured into a fat Chouffe tulip)

L: sunbeam yellow liquid, rather clear until dregs slip in... open, spongy white foam... scant lace splashed around... maintains a soft blanket of suds

S: sugar cookie dough, lemon zest, yeast, coriander... quite bright, doughy, and with a touch of phenolic spice on the end... cleansing floral essence

T: hot damn! coriander out the ass - well-defined... witbier flavors pasted atop an abbey single?... whisper of malt fans out in the finish, but perhaps lacking in at least a delicate malt sweetness to balance... spices and fresh yeast linger long in the finish

F: suggestion of roundness up front, but then it vaporizes moderately snappy and quite dry... comfortably soft enough on the edges with mild parching effect

O: avoided reading much about it prior to opening it, I seemed to have it in mind that this was something in the realm of say a Trois Pistoles... now that I've had it, I do recall reading a bit where this was described as their table beer... looking at the label finally, duh, could have easily anticipated its flavor... a novelty here - wouldn't buy again

Photo of GreenMind
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

I thought this was a new offering, I guess not.
A spicy, sweet, yeasty aroma with some floral hops.
The taste is good. It's dry and tickles the palate.
The spices and flavor for that matter are lean and washed out.
This wasn't as good as I thought but overall it was good.

Photo of gafferjohn
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%

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Dorée from Bières de Chimay S.A.
86 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.