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Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante - Bières de Chimay S.A.

Chimay Spéciale Cent CinquanteChimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante

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241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%


Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
From the brewery: This special edition is a full bodied and distinctive strong beer developed within the abbey to celebrate and honour the 150th anniversary of the brewery. Produced with 100% natural ingredients,its pale golden robe and champagne sparkle is topped by a rich white head of foam. The distinctive bouquet evokes the rich fruity and complex notes of the Chimay yeast in harmony with a delicate spicy note and the fragrance of fresh noble hops. At 10% alcohol, the flavour is full bodied and complex with a slight but refreshing tang note and a crisp hop finish that will delight the palate.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-19-2012)
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snu164

California

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It has strong carbonation, the cork almost shot a hole in the ceiling, but it still pours easily. I was greeted by a fluffy white head that dissipated quickly leaving a nice lacing on the glass. The beer has a clear yellow/straw appearance. Semi-sweet smell (peppermint?), however no specific fruit aromas noted, but there was an almost juicy fruit aroma. Very fizzy mouth-feel and has a tart taste at the end. Malt is the dominant flavor with fermented grapes. Nice dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 11:18:54 | More by snu164
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pants678

California

3.11/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Held on to this one a year when I heard it was pretty bright, pretty sharp.

Hazy yellow, white Belgian head.

Spicy and yeasty, little citric.

Coriander's prevalent. Bread with notes of banana but not necessarily fruity, little clove. There's some edge on the end from the alcohol and candi sugar. Hops are muted as expected. The year I put on this one may well have subdued it.

Oddly creamy, soft beer for a tripel. More of a blonde.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 21:55:03 | More by pants678
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I have been looking for this anniversary tripel. Finally found it in a store in Wichita. Shipped it back home in my luggage.

Poured into a tulip.

They say tripels are notorious for hiding their ABV – not this one. You will not be caught by surprise. Well balanced malt flavors with hoppiness. Not bitter. Every once and awhile the alcohol breaks through in a negative way. Too old or too young?

A – Poured cloudy pale orange but crystal clear when it was warm on the shelf. Definitely fridge haze. Big fluffy white two-finger head, slightly rocky. Fantastic Belgian Lace.

S – Yeasty, some citrus and spice. Minor alcohol with a bit of solventy heat (-).

T – Peppery, medium maltiness, slight citrus, too much alcohol (-)

MF – Crisp, well carbonated, medium-light body, dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 23:26:02 | More by Sludgeman
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Shared with Jason and Chris. Served in a snifter of some sort.

A - Voluminous white foam settles to a massive, pillowy cap, leaving behind tons of lacing. Hazed peach body.

S - Massive banana and bubblegum esters from the Belgian yeast, with only mild pepper and spice flavors in the background. Some pale malt and stone fruit sweetness supports the yeast, and there's not much in the way of hopping. Unfortunately the alcohol is obvious and a tad distracting.

T - Taste is also heavy on banana and bubblegum, with a bit more in the way of stone fruit and perhaps a touch of candi sugar. Some spicy Belgian yeast and bready flavors round things out, but on the whole quite sweet. Alcohol is significantly better hidden here.

M - Medium body, with a very dry and somewhat toasty texture to it. Perhaps a bit light and watery for the listed 10%. Carbonation is soft and moderate, and there's some definite alcohol warmth after a few sips.

D - I liked this better than a lot of Belgian tripels, as the sweetness comes more from the yeast esters rather than the candi sugar; as a result it's not overly cloying. Definitely a slow sipper at this point though as there's plenty of booze present, but should age gracefully for a number of years. Quite a bit different from Chimay White and more in line with my taste preferences.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 22:21:28 | More by MasterSki
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roblowther

Texas

4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oooh! Special and Chimay! Two of my favorite words. :) Lots of carbonation, it pours a pale straw color with a very active white head. The smell has more pronounced citrus than any Chimay I've had before. Oranges and sugar and lemons. I think that's what someone is made of but I've drank since then. The taste is UNBELIEVABLE! Oranges, biscuits, a little pepper, a little caramel, a hint of wood. It's like a rustic grocery store in a bottle. Mouthfeel is tingly and slick. Like me after I've finished this. Wow. Truly stupendous, the best Chimay I've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 02:34:10 | More by roblowther
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

14th Dec 2012: the day before the annual Christmas Beer Festival in Essen.

The Oud Arsenaal in Antwerp is where a few regular fest goers have a pre-fest meet-up: this is where my wife and I shared a 0.75 bottle of this fine beer with each other.

Mini-haze to our golden/pale amber bodied beer, the head a full foaming covering of white bubbles.

The nose was a true mixed bag of goodies: yeast, fresh fruit, candid fruit and spices.

The taste was also an eclectic blend of flavours: too many to list, but full of interesting notes to find and enjoy. OK, I'll list a few things I found: earthy yeast, pepper, biscuity malts, citrus hints, wood and nuts.

Loved the whole thing.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 10:04:42 | More by BlackHaddock
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a white head. In the aroma, a nice candy sugar dryness. In the taste, a nice candy sugar dryness and a nice yeasty presence. A small bite, but mainly smooth, with a medium bodied mouthfeel. A dry candy sugar and almost fruity like aftertaste. Dry yeast, small fruitiness, and somewhat basic, but quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 13:17:38 | More by OWSLEY069
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
The beer pours a very strong and vigorous white and creamy head. the beer itself is a slightly hazy and slightly clear gold.

Smell:
A bready/grainy smell with banana and a touch of the alcohol as well.

Taste:
The beer tastes as it smells and it is delicious! The tastes are complex and varied. Chinay's yeast strain (banana) combines very well with the bitter hops and a bit of alcohol mixes as well. The other flavors include honey, a bit of sugar, and a hint of clove.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation in a medium bodied beer. The beer itself feels pretty smooth.

Overall:
A very good triple and definitely complex. I'll probably pick another bottle of this when I can. This triple is very different from their usual and recommend drinking at least once as long as it lasts.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 22:33:19 | More by HattedClassic
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $10.00 (value!)

Appearance - Slightly hazy golden/amber colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 6-7 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/yeast, banana

Taste & Mouth - There is a very high amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/grains mixed with some banana, honey, clove and yeast. There are also some peppery notes and some herbal tea flavours. It ends with a spicy/peppery dry aftertaste.

Overall - Obviously a very good beer, but I would have liked some more refreshing flavours.. perhaps some citrus notes. It strikes me as a good cold weather type beer. Well worth the 10$ I paid, but not worth the 30$ price tag I saw in the states.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 00:15:50 | More by spinrsx
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superspak

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature chalice; 12993 cork code, 2012 bottling. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Beautiful looking brew. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, coriander, cardamom, candi sugar, honey, light bubblegum, and earthy yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with moderate malt balance; and moderate spices. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, coriander, cardamom, honey, candi sugar, light bubblegum, floral, and earthy yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, coriander, honey, candi sugar, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with moderate spicing that isn’t overdone; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Tripel! Great balance and complexity of yeast ester flavors with moderate malt and spice balance; and very smooth to sip on for a 10% brew. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 04:02:08 | More by superspak
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From: Belgian Beer Shop dot com
Date: Best before 2015 marked on bottle
Glass: Tulip

Chimay's Spéciale Cent Cinquante is an excellent tripel with some very nice springtime aromas of cherry blossoms and flavors of bright, sweet malts with counterbalancing Belgian yeastiness and Continental hop spiciness. The flowery nature of the beer makes it seem appropriate for a spring seasonal, as the budding flowers outdoors truly complement this beer's bouquet and flavor. I truly enjoyed this beer, though the mouthfeel was a bit harsh, and would still happily drink another again if it weren't import only and fairly expensive at that.

Pours a very tall (4cm) head of white foam, quite classic for the style, though composed of fairly irregular large to medium-sized bubbles. Retention is above one minute, but shorter than the ages-long time it takes for many other tripels' foam to subside. After a few minutes, the head has reduced to a thin cap atop the body of the beer, with moderate lacing clinging to the sides; a modest collection of foam patterns and dots adorn the walls of the glass. The body is a fairly bright golden orange color, about 40-50% opaque, with light bringing out brighter yellow-orange hues. Carbonation is visible, quite active and very numerous.

Bright, light, fruity, and flowery aroma, rather like fresh cherry tree blossoms with light citrus zest as from orange and lemon. Faintly present Belgian yeast contributes slightly musty and phenolic characters, while pale malts add to and play up the blossom-like sweetness.

Similar to the aroma, the major flavors I'm picking up are spring tree flower blossoms (primarily in the genus Prunus), citrusy zest, Belgian yeast with associated phenols, and pale malt sweetness. Front of palate is primarily of pale malt sweetness, citrus zest (orange and bit of lemon), and slightly spicy and woodsy Continental hops. Mid-palate is very much like sweet and bright cherry tree blossoms with Belgian yeast phenols and mustiness, overripe bananas, diluted honey, pale malt sweetness, spice and woodsiness from Continental hops, and slight ethanol. Back of palate features sweet pale malts with spicy Continental hops, spicy/peppery ethanol, and flowery cherry blossom-like flavors. Aftertaste is of pale malts, Belgian yeast and mustiness, flowery and slightly spicy Continental hops, very mild lemon zest, and light ethanol.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of fairly high intensity. The resulting feel is rather fizzy, slightly uncomfortable, although with a bit of time the carbonation has run through the beer and it feels much softer on the palate, resulting in a smooth and foamy caress. For a fairly bright 10% ABV beer, this hides it very well, though the ethanol can be felt in the nostrils and back of throat, with increasing ease as the beer warms. Closes quite dry, with only slight stickiness lingering on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 00:26:46 | More by falloutsnow
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SHODriver

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear light gold with obviously vigorous carbonation from a gentle pour into a snifter. A dense and long lasting two finger white head tops the beer
S: bready, spicy, and fruity. slight banana as well. it smells the part and is sweet on the nose
T: spicy yeast, bready malt, and fruity esters along with a bit of clean hop bitterness and a touch of alcohol. swallow brings a lot more fruitiness with some banana, plenty of spicy yeast, and a bit of alcohol. long lasting aftertaste.
M: fairly full in the mouth with good effervescence without being over the top. finish is slightly drying
O: A very good and very smooth Tripel. flavors are good and the balance is very nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 10:12:04 | More by SHODriver
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in its own chalice.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color forming a big, creamy and compact white head. Long retention and tons of lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Very bready in the nose. Authentic belgian. Delicious bready and earthy yeasts. Sweet grains, a bit fruity, wheat and honey

T: Sweet upfont. Sweet malts, honey, wheat, belgian yeasts. Quite bready and fruity, peaches mainly. Light hoppy bitter end

M: Heavy molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bready aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Chimay quality

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 16:09:04 | More by eduardolinhalis
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appears a hazy bright orange with a large head of fluff that slowly fades away. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of citrus, vanilla, grains of paradise, grass, earthiness, and freshly baked bread.
Taste is of the aromas with a spicy bitterness, and citrus note standing out with pils malt, and sugar.
Mouthfeel is medium bodies, yeasty, chewy, bittersweet, and spices lingering in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 01:05:44 | More by weeare138
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank at t Brugs Beertje with my beer buddy Sam 18/09/2012

A - Pour a clear light straw colour with nice white head that retains well and laces

S - plenaty of citrus, spice and yeast, very spritzy

T - Up front some very nice lemon citrus notes with bread and yeast as well as some nice spice. The finish is an exellent bitterness, perfectly balanced with sweetness. The 10 % is well hidden.

M - Light to medium body with a spritzy carbonation. Great.

O - I really like this beer and its balance, Its very delicate and complex for a Tripel. It tastes rather like a well refined Duvel with a bit of kick. I bought two and will retry in 10 years time !

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 13:10:10 | More by eric5bellies
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 750 ml brown bottle, caged and corked. Pours out a cloudy apricot hue, suspended particles present. Tall creamy white head on the pour with good retention, and settles eventually to a thick cap.

Bright citrus and orchard fruit on the nose, dry neutral phenols in the background, and some mild yeasty twang.

Phenols take a more prominent role within the flavour, greeting the palate right from the start. Dry peppery character, followed by very mild sweet orchard fruit esters, then drying out quickly again for the finish. Dry peppery finish, which seems to be the overall motif of the flavour.

Medium-full bodied mouthfeel, full creamy texture, with some effervescent carbonation that gives everything a lift.

Enjoyable, although you need to be in the high phenol camp when it comes to Tripels to fully get the most out of it. I'm not fully in that camp but can enjoy this for what it is and what it pulls off. A solid offering regardless, and the quality and ability is apparent.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 00:13:06 | More by IronDjinn
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. It sure ain't every day that you get to try a new Trappist offering. Best before end of 2015 - who can wait that long?!!!

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw hue, with three fingers of aggressively puffy, loosely foamy eggshell white head, which settles at due pace, eventually leaving some blotchy patches of sudsy lace around the glass.

It smells of semi-sweet pale malt, soft caramelized dark sugar, zesty white pepper, citrus pith, Poire Williams, mineral water, pineapple, and musty, earthy hops. The taste is lightly caramelized pale/caramel malt, a complex melange of usual suspect banana chip and edgy cloves, citrus, leafy forest floor droppings, pleasantly muddled citrus, further drupe fruit, complementary spice, hovering house (yeah, that house) yeast, an almost prominent mineral character, and leafy, somewhat grassy hops.

The bubbles in this beast, they be present, but well understated, and deftly subtle in the end, the body a decent medium weight, one toying with fullness, and smooth, for the most part, with the alcohol, spice, and hops taking a pass-over to make their individual mark on the game. It finishes on the off-dry side, as the lingering pale malt and fruit work to shed the yeast and hops, with limited success.

A stellar Tripel indeed, with the attendant complexity, and proper decency of heart to totally obfuscate the well elevated ABV for this slowly coming around non-believer. How nice. Anyhoo, a solid, full-on experience of the style, I would put forth, as the recurring theme to me here is the sleight of hand, unseen essence that gently dulls the edges, and my senses at the same time. Entirely worthy of acquiring if you like either the brewer or the style, or maybe need a reminder of why these guys are so well regarded.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 03:53:46 | More by biboergosum
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atr2605

New York

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a hazy golden color with a huge fluffy white head with excellent retention
S-citrus, pineapple, spicy, lemon
T-more orange and tropical fruit that is spicy and a bit yeasty. Leaves a very pleasant fruit flavor on the palate
M-extremely delicate and highly carbonated.
O-Same exceptional quality of the other chimay beers with more fruit flavors. Well worth a try, just wish it wasn't so damn expensive.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 00:32:11 | More by atr2605
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Lemon peel pour shows a every so slight haze and a healthy dose of effervesce. Even with a gentle pour the sea-shell white head shoots up almost instanteously filling the greater of the vessel volume mushrooming above the rim with a timely holding retention. Soapy sparse spotty lacing.

S: Nose is fresh grains and lemon bread. Gentle, small musky tones.

T: Spicy flavor of dry lemon grains, banana with a dry finish. Dry pear, spicy,with some dough, a touch of sweet grains and some spicy hops.

M: Bready and spritzy mouthful, tart and musky, dry with a lingering yeastiness left behind.

O: Overall yeasty, but honestly not as outstanding or heads above as thier blue and red per style. A bit pricey per bottle, was expecting a bit more for a anniversary.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 00:11:46 | More by beerthulhu
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Spéciale Cent Cinquante opens to a fruity, spice nose immediately marked by banana and clove Belgian notes. The fruits in here are full and rounded, with bananas, pineapples, mandarin oranges, pears, apples, cherries, and even touches of melon mingling together, made spicier by white pepper and clove. The sugars also bring a lovely thread of homemade caramel, as well as vanilla, brown sugar, and light cream, making the bottle rim sticky. Some hints of kola nut linger in the background, along with toast crust and rising wheat dough. Hops add a tinge of citrusy grapefruit and bitter pine. As a whole, the nose is delicious, coming across like a vanilla bean ice cream sundae drizzled with caramel and fresh fruit, with just a touch of Bailey’s Irish Cream, and makes me want to reach for a spoon.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a surprisingly bitter note, the bananas and cloves joined by pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, pine, and an almost Flemish-sour note reminiscent of fermented apple cider. The spices are immediately noticeable as well, white pepper and clove biting at the tongue. A good arrangement of alcoholic fruit esters, including mandarin orange, pineapple, banana, pear, and apple add layers of sweetness to help combat the sourness. Toast crust and biscuit float in the background, providing some small level of earthiness. The aftertaste is a continuation of the sour banana and clove notes, joined by a sudden alcoholic waft that floods the nasal cavities, the flavors lingering on the tongue for a good while. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium-heavy, fizzing on the tongue.

Overall, this is very good beer, and certainly worthy of a 150th anniversary celebration. Chimay has taken what is already a time-tested recipe and has tweaked it to bring out massive levels of flavor and spice. It says much of the potency of these flavors that not only are they consistent over the course of several mouthfuls, but they do a nice job of masking the 10% ABV, which mainly comes out in the aftertaste, but does add a trifle-like dessert quality to the main flavors. Well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 17:54:30 | More by jondeelee
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Humpy's Anchorage airport.

A - Served a hazy medium orange with an active off white head that meet fully fades.

S - Very floral and sweet. Some orange an citrus zest as well.

T - Very Belgian. Lots o yeast and orange zest. A touch of lemon and wheat in the finish as well as a small taste of alcohol.

D - Light body and medium carbonation.

O - Tastes like a floral and orange dominated Chimay. Good and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2013 00:13:41 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served at cellar temp.

The beer is golden hued and transparent with bubbles in rapid ascension emanating from the bottom. The head is an inch thick and displays lasting retention. The aroma offers Belgian yeast, spice, citrus, coriander. The flavor brings abundant spice wrapped in a blanket of Trappist yeast. Brown bread, slightly sweet. Really tasty. Medium bodied and silky smooth on the palate. Moderate carbonation. A touch of alcohol warmth in the finish. Overall, this was vey tasty. Is it worth $21? Is it better than the regular Chimay lineup? The answer to both questions is no.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 23:03:42 | More by Huhzubendah
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frankiepop

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice Belgian ale. A bit on the darker side than suggested but just a little brown and hazy. I enjoyed it quite a bit. A little on the sweeter side. Bubbly. Refreshing. A good Belgian ale, though not so overwhelming but I can't imagine hardly any Belgian beer fan being disappointed. A good neutral beer. Not to pale, too dark, too bitter, too sweet. Very good balance. A nice post summer sipper into the winter should roll out well with some good Django Reinhardt records especially his solo, duos and trios. Django is the greatest guitar player ever recorded.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 06:49:09 | More by frankiepop
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-darker shade of gold. quite bubbly. very nice stable white head.

S-very aromatic from the time the cork is popped. you'll know this is being served if you're in the area. really strong scent of pale belgian spices, grains, and hops. smells like a super strong (not ABV-wise) and super raw tripel. smells awesome.

T-comes in with an amazing taste of pale belgian malts. good amount of hops, warm salty caramel, spices, and banana...and best of all...rawness. the after-taste is matching with a bit more warmth and bitterness.

M-high carbonation with a creamy finish

O-Surprisingly my new favorite Chimay. it's awesome. it's got to be one of the best Belgians I've ever tasted. It's your stereotypical pale Belgian except with increased boldness and a great amount of rawness. hits quickly. might be difficult not to go and buy another bottle, even though it's quite pricey.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 19:50:40 | More by AdamBear
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - crystal clear golden with immense carbonation causing the head to actually grow long after the pour ended
S - crisp aromas of leafy greens, metallics, minerals, and just a touch of yeasty spiciness
T - leafy green and herb hops, followed by grains and metallic notes, light pepper with a fairly sound alcohol kick
M - very light with big carbonation, crisp and slightly spicy with alcohol warmth through the finish
O - a very crisp clean and easy drinking tripel, so fresh and refined worthy of a celebration, a must if you can get your hand on it

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 02:12:21 | More by joemcgrath27
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Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.