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Dorée - Bières de Chimay S.A.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 77
Gots: 16 | 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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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Italy

3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

France

3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

United Kingdom (England)

3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 12:26:07 | More by IchLiebeBier
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-24-2013 06:38:35 | More by beernads
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Kalev13

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-14-2013 15:19:45 | More by Kalev13
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 00:14:13 | More by yourefragile
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-04-2013 20:20:04 | More by MCDub
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bainard

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +26%

12-17-2012 22:37:53 | More by bainard
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

France

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Australia

2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-19-2012 04:38:45 | More by RBee
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-23-2012 02:04:17 | More by t0rin0
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-16-2012 22:18:37 | More by uturn
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WynnO

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-25-2012 20:17:33 | More by WynnO
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The amazing opportunity to enjoy this monk-only elixir finds me at the tasting room of the most famous of all Trappist brewers in Chimay concluding a very in depth tour. With so much finesse and succulence I can easily understand and appreciate why this beer clocks in under 4%, as a single chalice of the ale is hardly enough.

Doree (gold cap) decants into the chalice with a playful and sprite carbonation that dances about the liquid until the foam separates from the beer and leaves it nearly bright in clarity to show off its shiny golden hue. Ample carbonation fuels the light and fluffy cotton head that captures all the perfumy aromatics to come.

Seemingly of witbier, the aromas of coriander and curacao leap from the rim with a zesty and awakening scent- quite perfumy indeed as the spices are supported with the soft honey suckle sweetness and freshly kilned grain that rounds out the vibrant nose.

Moderate flavors of malt capture the crisp and clean sweetness of honey, powdered sugar, and slight candy. Fresh baking breads, cracker-like crispness, and pleasantly mild grain flavors deliver the briskness of German lagers but the spice/fruit interplay from yeast provides the complexity and balance with only the most modest glimpse into the herbal hop world. The almost-minty, lemongrass and floral character of hops are perfect complements to the coriander and curacao orange peel that provide a juicy and refreshing taste of tangerines and pez candies in the most elegant and delicate portrayal.

Modest in mouthfeel, the zesty prick of carbonation allows for a semi-champagne like lively texture that extends the floral and spicy flavors and minty-warm alcohols well into finish. Ultimately dry and refreshing, the beer seems to dissolve much like cotton candy as soon as the beer hits the middle of the palate and leads to an effortless and digestible beer event.

The first whiff of the soft spices makes me think witbier, but after a few sips, I didn't feel that I needed the unmalted wheat to make any impact at all. A base of pilsner malt and a few other aromatic malts make yet another formidable base beer for these floral and perfumy spice to rise- just another majestic flavor combination that result from the endless artistry of the brewing monks of Chimay!

A very special thanks goes to Fabrice Bordon for an informative and entertaining tour with tasting, and for his gentlemanly companionship for lunch at their cafe.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 18:25:24 | More by BEERchitect
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Cloudy yellow-orange pour with a fluffy white two finger head that fades pretty quickly with decent lacing. Belgian pale malts and bready yeast dominate the nose along with hints of grass, apple, pear, and lemon with just a touch of honey and caramel. The taste follows suit with a bold and subtly sweet malt base with hints of green apple, lemon, pear, and grass, with all of the flavors complementing and not overpowering the other. Extremely fresh and crisp mouthfeel that makes this crazy drinkable and refreshing. I can definitely see why this is the monks table beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 16:45:58 | More by beerdrifter
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chimay gold cap. Poured in Chimay tasting room. Fluffy white head. High retention. Golden color. High clarity. Aroma fruity, zesty, lemony, coriander notes.  Taste is very refreshing. Mildly sweet and bitter.  High carbination. Sessionable, I certainly I see why the monks drink this one all the time. Lovely. 

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 02:09:10 | More by KickbacksSteve
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MrBillyMac

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-18-2012 02:38:52 | More by MrBillyMac
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden peach with sediment floating around. The head is super creamy white or off white. The nose has loads of sweet lemon and light zest. There is a nice peppery spice with some citrus and floral hops behind. Taste is much of the same, ripe lemon, not tart, light peppery spice balances with an assertive juicy citrus and floral hop finish with an accompanying bitterness. The body is light, soft, and creamy with a gentle carbonation and dry finish. very juicy, balanced, sessionable, and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 16:04:11 | More by cpetrone84
Dorée from Bières de Chimay S.A.
85 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.