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Dorée - Bières de Chimay S.A.

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86
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 82
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2002

The menu at the abbey's cafe (Auberge de Poteaupré) lists this beer as "Speciale De Poteaupré."
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Ratings: 211 | Reviews: 82
Photo of Sandalwood
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy yellow golden color with a huge frothy white head with plenty of carbonation. The odor is spicy, clove, bread like, citrus lemon, orange, coriander, grassy. The taste is very crisp, citrus orange, lemon, spices, clove, grassy, bread like, malty, coriander, cardamom, a little dry in the finish. Slight bitterness throughout.

Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at WoB in JAX Beach.
Hazy pale golden with a thin but durable head.
AROMA: fruity and mildly yeasty with some light bread.
Flavor: impressively complex for style. Good balance.
Feel: near medium body with good carbonation.

Photo of Catalin90
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of razorsdescent
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very mildly hazed gold; much cloudier when the whole bottle is poured in. Thick and frothy white head. Nose is great. Floral, yeasty, bready and sweet nose. Flavor is good. A bit earthy. Dough and ink thing going on. Smooth feel. It's a good Belgian ale, for sure. Not quite up to the level of all of Chimay's other brews, but I can appreciate it.

Photo of reebtaerG
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vidisad
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobertColianni
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SStein
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy medium straw amber with a huge three finger white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of sharp spices; pepper, coriander and clove, Belgian and saison style yeast, light pear juice. Flavor starts with light apple an pear juice, Belgian yeast and coriander, then dries out quite a bit to a saison-like dry champagne, coriander and clove finish, peppery. Light to medium bodied with strong, peppery carbonation. An interesting light Belgian ale with clear evidence of the Chimay yeast and nice light fruit character. The finish is perhaps a bit too light to carry the strong spicing, leaving the bitter coriander and clove flavors a bit stranded. Overall well crafted and refreshing as expected from Chimay. As a huge fan of blue and the tripel, the lighter flavors of this left me wishing for the intensity of those ales. A great choice if a more sessionable version is appropriate. I haven't seen this version before and glad to have the chance to try it.

Photo of puboflyons
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the stubby 11.2 fl. oz. bottle marked L14-570. Sampled on March 8, 2015.

It pours a cloudy pale yellow leading up to a long lasting white fizzy head.

The aroma is both fruity and spicy. And by fruit I think orange or lemon zest. Toasted malts too.

Light and refreshing body.

The flavor focuses on the spicy character but the orange/lemon fruitiness is not far off. I have had the Chimay Red and Blue many times but it was nice to find one from them I had not had.

Photo of Pens1967
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet glass.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy yellowish golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. One solid finger of white head that slowly fades into a thin patch.

Smell: A yeasty, fruity, and spicy Belgian aroma with hints of citrus fruit and spices. Belgian yeast with hints of clove, coriander, and white pepper. Malt hints of wheat, straw, cracker, and biscuit. Zesty citrus fruit hints of orange, lemon, and pineapple along with the typical Belgian scent of pear, green apple, and banana. Also some hints of floral and spicy hops. Sweet hints of Belgian candied sugar. A very good smell.

Taste: Like the smell previews, a nicely yeasty, fruity, and spicy Belgian taste with good notes of citrus fruit and spices. Belgian yeast with some upfront notes of coriander, clove, and white pepper. Soft pale malt notes of wheat, straw, cracker, caramel, and biscuit. Juicy citrus fruit notes of orange, lemon zest, and pineapple along with some white grape, pear, apple, and banana. Some spicy and floral hops as well. Sweet taste of Belgian candied sugar. A very nice zesty taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. Juicy, prickly, and very smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A really good Belgian Pale Ale from these master Trappist brewers. Very nice juicy citrus bite with a good combination of spices and wheaty malt. A great session Belgian ale.

Photo of djrn2
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured nearly into a killer Chimay glass. Pours bright, honey color. Mostly clear. Head fades into a thing ring of white. Aroma is soft and obviously Belgiany. Yeast, bread, pale fruit flesh, spice. The flavor is just too soft for me. I enjoy it's no-frills Belgian attitude but it's not enough. Spicy and bready with a general fruity flavor. Yeast is more prominent than any other flavor. Body is light; almost watery. Peppy carbonation. A decent table beer. Drinkable but too bland.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chimay Dorée has a thin, off-white head, a murky, orange-gold (sort of pineapple juice) appearance, lots of powdery sediment, and fierce, tight bubble streams. The beer gets a lot cloudier, once the bottom caked sediment is swished and poured in. Aroma is of sweet, sugary bread and mild spices. Taste is of the same, with a noticeable balancing bitterness. Even alcohol seems to be in the flavor, here. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly from the carbonation, and Chimay Dorée finishes champagne-like and easy going.

RJT

Photo of mendvicdog
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nordbier
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Poupae
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Dorée from Bières de Chimay S.A.
86 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.