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Dorée - Bières de Chimay S.A.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 79
Gots: 16 | 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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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good spiky yeasty doughy nose. Promising. Nice one inch head with a hazy brown yellow (mustardy??) colour.
Very spritzy body but short on taste, almost hollow in the flavour profile though there is some apple before ending lightly stern.
A little bit more potent than expected too. Bit of a nice surprise here but nothing celestrial.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 21:57:06 | More by Zimbo
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4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.
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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.

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S - lemons, spice, Belgian yeast.

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Dorée from Bières de Chimay S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.