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Dorée - Bières de Chimay S.A.

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very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 80
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website

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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Reviews by roblowther:
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3.83/5  rDev +1.1%

Had this at the cafe associated with the abbey. Going from memory here. Appearance was a reddish brown, not quite the head density of the other offerings. Smell was the characteristic Chimay yeast, with its various fruits and spices vying for your attention. Taste? I'd like it more if I hadn't had the others. Like the other Trappist daily drinkers, it comes off a bit watered down compared to its breatheren. The hops is a bit more pronounced, though, which is an interesting addition to the mix. Mouthfeel follows suit, a bit watery but maybe only because the flavor tells the brain that that trademark Chimay silkiness is coming at it just doesn't quite. Drinkability is OK but nothing to write home about. In short, definitely something to try for the novelty but I wouldn't travel to Belgium just to get some.

01-10-2007 01:20:00 | More by roblowther
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-15-2014 15:23:10 | More by Marius
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-02-2014 17:08:53 | More by innominat
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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3.48/5  rDev -8.2%

Bottle dated 2007. My cousin shared this bottle with my bro, my wife and I last night. The beer poured a nice bright golden color with a nice white fizzy head. The aroma of the beer was a nice spicy blend with a hoppy nose. The taste was nicely carbonated which I enjoy and it also had a nice malty/hoppy balance. The beer does run off the tongue very quickly after tasting so it doesn't have hte full body that the other Chimay beer do. Still a nice refreshing beer and nice to try something rare.

01-26-2006 01:20:45 | More by ggaughan
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3.1/5  rDev -18.2%

I had the opportunity to taste this beer on a tasting organized by BA's Jeffo and Doopiedoopiedoo. Actually I already had a bottle on my shelf. It was a gift from the Brabander, as I believe this one is too. This beer was the warmer, the welcome beer.

See for the total beer line up my review of the Brewery - Black Tuesday.

A - A white head on top of a yellow haze. One could also easily say it was amber in color.

S - A nice pine and citrus smell enters my noose, in that exact order.

T - A bit light in body, but yeh what do you expect from a blond. The taste is good however, again pine and citrus.

M - A medium to high carbonation, as goes for the bitterness in the end; also medium.

O - For a light beer its quite good. Thanks Thijs for sharing.

12-26-2011 13:10:06 | More by Mar02x
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-02-2014 01:08:45 | More by Sammy
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-04-2013 17:55:05 | More by aztraz
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-14-2014 02:41:32 | More by R3ason
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-18-2013 14:54:40 | More by corneliusfontaine
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-18-2014 17:35:19 | More by crosenkrantz
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%

Pours a very cloudy golden orange with a thick white head that reduces to a one-finger sheet.

Smells of malt primarily with some esters of lemon or other citrus. The taste is much the same, though the fruit isn't as prominent. Hints of honey near the end.

Mouthfeel is quite nice, with good thickness and carbonation. Overall, a very drinkable beer that would be great for sessioning.

10-04-2008 03:05:30 | More by philipquarles
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3.08/5  rDev -18.7%

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
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden beer with a huge head with just above standard retention. Aroma is comprised of quite strong malt with some spice mix. Taste is quite refreshing with again the malt hitting you at first and ending with some noticeable spice mix. The body is thinner then the other Chimay but the carbonation is great. Overall, this is a very refreshing beer but not up to the standard of the other Chimay.

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3.94/5  rDev +4%

I had this beer at The Auberge de Poteaupré, right down the road of Scourmont Abbey. This beer pours a pale yellow, and looks like a pilsner. Thats where the similarities end. Supposedly the beer that the monks themselves drink, this one tasted like a triple, but without the alcoholic punch. Very flowery and aromatic, with the expected belgian funk mixed in. A truly excellent beer.

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2.93/5  rDev -22.7%

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a cloudy pale honey color with Atwood fingered white head that retains well.

S - Heavy bready yeast aroma with a little lemon citrus

T - Delicate flavours of yeast and citrus the finish is a little dry.

M - Medium body with low carbonation.

O - For a belgian pale ale you can get better examples. The flavours are a little unpronounced.

09-29-2012 17:19:09 | More by eric5bellies
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Dorée from Bières de Chimay S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.