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Dorée - Bières de Chimay S.A.

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

194 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 194
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 82
Gots: 30 | 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:
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 barczar
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%

Pear and apple esters in aroma, with a hint of plastic phenols and coriander. Flavor is fairly appley, with coriander adding an odd smokiness mid palate. The finish is dry and modestly bitter. Hints of pear skin weave throughout.

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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.02/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(poured into a fat Chouffe tulip)

L: sunbeam yellow liquid, rather clear until dregs slip in... open, spongy white foam... scant lace splashed around... maintains a soft blanket of suds

S: sugar cookie dough, lemon zest, yeast, coriander... quite bright, doughy, and with a touch of phenolic spice on the end... cleansing floral essence

T: hot damn! coriander out the ass - well-defined... witbier flavors pasted atop an abbey single?... whisper of malt fans out in the finish, but perhaps lacking in at least a delicate malt sweetness to balance... spices and fresh yeast linger long in the finish

F: suggestion of roundness up front, but then it vaporizes moderately snappy and quite dry... comfortably soft enough on the edges with mild parching effect

O: avoided reading much about it prior to opening it, I seemed to have it in mind that this was something in the realm of say a Trois Pistoles... now that I've had it, I do recall reading a bit where this was described as their table beer... looking at the label finally, duh, could have easily anticipated its flavor... a novelty here - wouldn't buy again

Photo of GreenMind
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

I thought this was a new offering, I guess not.
A spicy, sweet, yeasty aroma with some floral hops.
The taste is good. It's dry and tickles the palate.
The spices and flavor for that matter are lean and washed out.
This wasn't as good as I thought but overall it was good.

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4.12/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.3/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.96/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Dorée from Bières de Chimay S.A.
86 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.