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Dorée - Bières de Chimay S.A.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 82
Gots: 33 | 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:
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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Photo of bigred89
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakenator
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a beautiful hoppy belgian pale. a perfect all-day beer.

Photo of Daredevil
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- ale brewed with spices, orange peel and corriander.

A: A rolling white cap consumes the greater volume of the duvel chalice, 3+ inches with a lengthy stay. Receeding to a foamy, sloppy covering, it leaves large chunks of soapy lacing on the vessel walls. Orange coloring, good clarity with a strong sense of carbonation.

S: Aroma was fresh and fruity, applesauce, wet lemon, and juicy pear. Fruity mentions of apricot and grapes with a bit of straw on the finish.

T: Flavor was fruity, apple, white grapes, juicy pear with sweet fruit and lightly dry pilsner malting. Very clean, banana hints from the yeast, crisp flavor with spicing of cinnamon and spicy floral hops. Oranges with hints of bubblegum yeastiness and lingering grapefruit, pepper and melon-straw on the finish.

M: Sharp mouthful, crisp feel, good tingle on the tongue's edges and lips.

O: Overall its hard to argue with chimay products, especially thier blue. Very clean, exceptionally crisp and sharp with a fresh wet fruitiness. very good overall.

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque golden straw with white head. Peppery aroma. Light and tasty saison flavor. Notes of banana, some pear, slight lemon zest. Mildly bitter back end with peppery, slightly prickly mouthfeel. Quite a bit there for something so light. Very enjoyable.

Photo of curlybird
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of little_star
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of doc_logic
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmann
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden color with a slight haze. A big pillowy white head settles into a light cap with a small wall of lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a big coriander presence. Smells like celery. Typical witbier aroma. There is some white pepper and other general spice.

The taste is of coriander. The bready malt provides a nice honey sweetness and helps to balance out the coriander. The coriander is more mellow with the beefier malt than in a true witbier. Not very sweet so not sure if they used any candi sugar in this one. Not too much depth to this as the coriander dominates the flavor. I am a bit torn as I am not a big fan of coriander but Chimay made a well balanced beer.

The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet and spicy on the palate. Drinks well. A bigger body than what I would expect from a 4.8% ABV brew.

A nice beer. Not crazy for the coriander flavor but its well made.

Photo of largadeer
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of notchucknorris
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of jeezie
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, spice, citrus juice, and dried citrus peel aromas. Taste is much the same with tea, spice, citrus fruit, and citrus peel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and super easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of BigMike
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RuudJH
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very happy to find this in my local store. Never had the opportunity to try this, even as a long time Chimay fan.
Full white head, nice good carbonation in golden beer.
Smell is great. Citrus, fine biscuit malt. Very authentic as a Belgian tripel or pale ale.
Taste is a mix of bittersweet and some tartness in the aftertaste. It has a light crisp mouthfeel.
More tasting gives a dominant malt flavour. It's a lot like liquid biscuits. Some citric notes, a bit of what might be koriander in the background.
Overall this is great as a thirstquencher. It's relatively low alcohol makes it easy, but it's flavourfull, not watery.
I'm not disappointed. Cheers.

Photo of rolltide8425
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of kdown
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Dorée from Bières de Chimay S.A.
86 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.