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Dorée - Bières de Chimay S.A.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 83
Gots: 39 | 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: 212 | Reviews: 82
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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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.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

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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.

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3.81/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

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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.

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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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Dorée from Bières de Chimay S.A.
86 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.