Dorée - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
Poures a thick head that dissipates slowly. Light golden color, slightly hazy.
Smells of spicy phenols mixed with fruitiness. With less foam I get some banana, and in the background a bit of light malt character
Tastes of banana, peach and similar fruity flavours. Sweetness up front, but finishes medium dry with a medium low bitterness from the carbonation as well as the hops.
Medium high carbonation which fits the beer very well, after a while the carbonation drops and the beer feels smooth.
Overall a a well balanced brew that tastes of fruity and spicy esters. The medium dry finish gives it a great drinkability. A great belgian beer sub 5 abv
08-16-2014 11:10:34 | More by eskilgh
3.78/5 rDev 0%
Appearance: Pale semi-hazy yellow brew; Perceived effervescence is high. Head is small with little persistence or lacing. Appearance closely resembles most witbiers.
Smell: Medium intensity. Notes of banana, clove and grain. Slight funk and barnyard notes on the backend.
Taste: Lively, pleasant, overall profile follows on the noseclosely with added complexity of bubblegum, flowers and more pronounced grainy notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to medium high carbonation. Medium light bodied. Decent finish. Clovey aftertaste. Acidic bite.
Overall: A decent effort; It is quaffable but still a let-down when it comes to all-around complexity and balance.
08-03-2014 16:39:03 | More by endovelico
4.45/5 rDev +17.7%
As the label says, this was once reserved only for the monks and guests at the monastery, but can now be easily found along with the 3 other Chimay beers.
Pours very hazy golden, one finger dense white head with great retention
Yeasts take center stage in the aroma, with tons of spices, then some honey, sweet grain, blond fruits and sponge cake.
Taste starts with juicy tutti frutti (apples, pears, oranges, lemon, even some pineapple and papaya), settled on some light bready malts. Spicy yeasts follow quick, with tons of clove, coriander, lemongrass, flowers, faint anise, cardamom, peppercorn, dry citrus peel, touch of sage. There's also some dirty green hay funk, straw, faint barnyard. Finish is a bit dry, a bit bitter, and the spices just keep going on.
Medium body and carbonation, somewhat crisp and springtimey, this is incredibly refreshing.
The big bag of spices might scare people unaccustomed with Belgian brews, this one being an extreme at that, but i personally found it very tasty. Incredible yeasts.
06-27-2014 17:32:55 | More by dcmchew
3.08/5 rDev -18.5%
Pours gold with a large fading head.
Nose shows Belgian phenols, grassy hops and a very soft but off-putting decomposing plant matter/muddy note.
Flavours concentrate one the phenols, grassy and spicy hops and light sweet malt. Finishes very dry however.
Carbonation seems a bit over the top.
03-19-2014 02:37:21 | More by CrazyDavros
Dorée from Bières de Chimay S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.