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Dorée - Bières de Chimay S.A.

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85
very good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 81
Gots: 19 | 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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Franck, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

brugsbeertje, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

RaphaelSC, Sep 17, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%

Gervaise, Sep 12, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +4.5%

jbmalta, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

parintele, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

shigg85, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of eskilgh
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

eskilgh, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

R3ason, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Plae, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of endovelico
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

endovelico, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

innominat, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Sellen, Jul 29, 2014
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cornchz, Jul 05, 2014
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Photo of dcmchew
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
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.
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.

dcmchew, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

WillCarrera, May 28, 2014
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Dorée from Bières de Chimay S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.