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Dorée - Bières de Chimay S.A.

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very good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 80
Gots: 18 | 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:
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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Photo of JohneHoodlum


4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-29-2013 16:38:30 | More by JohneHoodlum
Photo of bark


3.58/5  rDev -5.3%

The colour is cool orange (25 EBC), the liquid is cloudy. The finger thick head is white and airy, it sinks quite quickly to a tin lid leaving no lacing.

The smell is sweet with notes of marzipan, cloves, bitter oranges, dough and clean bitter flavours. Tangly hints of apricots and lime peels.

The taste is dry and a bit tart with growing bitterness. Tart notes of lime and bitter hops. Some spicy notes like cloves and cardamon. Some soap-like phenol in the background. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is dry and a bit spicy with hints of Belgian yeast and some raw meats. The finish is mild with some dough and phenols.

The carbonation is very strong, the few bubbles are large and sharp. The liquid is dry and quite light.

A light and very refreshing Belgian blonde. Enjoyable.

09-28-2013 18:19:33 | More by bark
Photo of patre_tim


4.09/5  rDev +8.2%

A: Slightly cloudy golden colour much like many Belgian White beers. One half finger of white head with large frothy bubbles.

S: Floral, sour and bitter unripe apple quality, phenols, a blue cheese like sharpness without the stink. Watermelon, white beer including coriander.

T: Very light and dry and crisp. Again much like a white beer. Quite watery with some coriander, a dull bitter finnish like a green apple. I am also getting some froot-loops, and Trappist yeasts that are very subtle.

M: Light body, lots of carbonation, dry finnish.

O: Very different than the other Chimays. Its giving me insight into the monastery culture by trying this low alcohol beer that is so different from the ones for sale world wide. Very Belgian, but not typically Trappist. I l am glad to have had the chance to try this one.

09-04-2013 14:01:26 | More by patre_tim
Photo of hiq


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-27-2013 16:33:37 | More by hiq
Photo of PeterVesti


4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-25-2013 14:13:05 | More by PeterVesti
Photo of pkenkman


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-23-2013 14:40:44 | More by pkenkman
Photo of corneliusfontaine


4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-18-2013 14:54:40 | More by corneliusfontaine
Photo of brbrocc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-13-2013 18:51:00 | More by brbrocc
Photo of tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-13-2013 01:34:56 | More by tom10101
Photo of Cozzatoad


3.99/5  rDev +5.6%

330ml bottle

A- Light orange colour, transparent, loads of carbonation bubbles going up, huge fluffy white head, very nice retention and lacing. A bit hazy on second pour

S- Maybe a slight sweet malt foundation. A touch of yeast earthyness but mostly a freshly grassy/herbal feel. A citric note, slight spiciness

T- Again a light sweet malt foundation, a hint of bread. Very much on the refreshing side as the smell suggested, a grassy feel with notes of lemon, orange, maybe a floral hint. Spices (coriander?) also quite vivid

M- Medium body, quite dense carbonation as suggested by the look of things. Very refreshing, herbal but not at all bitter aftertaste

O- Overall gets a bit higher score than other categories, it goes down just so easy, it's flavourful and perfectly balanced, expecially worth in the summer with it's great refreshing feel

07-25-2013 10:26:37 | More by Cozzatoad
Photo of Sturmthis


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-12-2013 12:12:38 | More by Sturmthis
Photo of thierrynantes


3.86/5  rDev +2.1%

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from V&B, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : golden yellow color, with white foam head.
Smell : malty and grassy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : fruity and spicy flavors, moderate bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Pale Ale.

06-28-2013 18:20:20 | More by thierrynantes
Photo of Squelch

United Kingdom (England)

3.94/5  rDev +4.2%

I had this beer at The Auberge de Poteaupré, right down the road of Scourmont Abbey. This beer pours a pale yellow, and looks like a pilsner. Thats where the similarities end. Supposedly the beer that the monks themselves drink, this one tasted like a triple, but without the alcoholic punch. Very flowery and aromatic, with the expected belgian funk mixed in. A truly excellent beer.

06-23-2013 22:15:12 | More by Squelch
Photo of IchLiebeBier


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Appearance: Cloudy; yellow-orange; no head when brought out

Aroma: Slightly hoppy; candy sugar; citrusy; coriander; smells like Hoegaarden; sweet

Taste: A little thin; sligthly hoppy; smooth

Remarks: Had as part of 4 beer sampler at the Inn at Chimay

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

06-15-2013 12:26:07 | More by IchLiebeBier
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-24-2013 06:38:35 | More by beernads
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-14-2013 15:19:45 | More by Kalev13
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District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +11.9%

33 cL bottle purchased from Etre Gourmet.

Large, dense white foam head settles over a hazed dark golden, slightly amber color. Nose of bread and Belgian yeast, floral hop notes, lemon and zest, tangerine, coriander and orange. Flavor is floral and citrusy, tastes like a Belgian wit and Belgian Pale crossed with each other. Medium full body, with strong carbonation and a crisp, slightly hoppy finish. Very refreshing and enjoyable, would seek out for the novelty.

02-05-2013 00:14:13 | More by yourefragile
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-18-2013 04:44:16 | More by spycow
Photo of MattSweatshirt


3.48/5  rDev -7.9%

Bottle at the Kulminator

Fluffy white head and a hazy golden body. got a little yeast in it. Nice head retention.
Smells and tastes of black tea, soapy, and flowery.
Effervescent medium body .
Interesting to try. I don't know what I was expecting but those flavors weren't it.

01-16-2013 05:19:38 | More by MattSweatshirt
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-04-2013 20:20:04 | More by MCDub
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

12-17-2012 22:37:53 | More by bainard
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-23-2012 17:42:20 | More by djcira
Photo of Fux


3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

A: Golden yellow with a massive Chimay-like foam with a very good retention.
S: Smell is yeasty, a bit spicy (coriander). There is a strong herbal scent behind yeasts aromas, a bit subdued but well, that's what happen when you make review with a cold...
T: Taste is richer than expected, with no overwhelming sweetness to complain about. Some biscuit, toasted bread malts, yeasty and spicy with also an herbal, floral hopiness, quite lingering. The aftertaste is very bitter given the style and ABV.
M: High level of carbonation. The finish is very dry. Overall pretty drinkable and refreshing.
O: A good table beer, with a defined flavorful and balanced Trappist character, better than most brews from the same style. However not at the level of Westmalle Extra in term of richness of the aroma and consistency on the palate.

11-05-2012 23:41:50 | More by Fux
Photo of eric5bellies


2.93/5  rDev -22.5%

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a cloudy pale honey color with Atwood fingered white head that retains well.

S - Heavy bready yeast aroma with a little lemon citrus

T - Delicate flavours of yeast and citrus the finish is a little dry.

M - Medium body with low carbonation.

O - For a belgian pale ale you can get better examples. The flavours are a little unpronounced.

09-29-2012 17:19:09 | More by eric5bellies
Photo of RBee

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-19-2012 04:38:45 | More by RBee
Dorée from Bières de Chimay S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.