Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by rdickey:
4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a clear but somewhat dark gold into a Chimay goblet. A beautiful fine white head sits on top. And sits. And sits. As it finally dissipates it leaves uniform sheets of lacing.
Smell: Bready malts come across first, followed by cloves, black pepper and about a dozen other things I can’t even hope to identify. The booze is very obvious. Obviously this is going to be a complex one.
Taste: The bread from the nose continues right into the mouth, but there’s a lot more as well: candied sugar, coriander, a dash of black pepper, a little lemon, the classic Chimay yeast and a dash of bubble gum. Extraordinarily complex, and it’s amazing that they were able to get this all to work together. In the hands of anything other than a true master brewer, this could be a train wreck, but instead it’s a thing of beauty.
Mouthfeel: Huge and almost chewy, and the alcohol is not at all hidden. Nevertheless, it manages to finish crisply.
Drinkability: This is obviously not one you toss back on the lawnmower, and the ridiculous ABV it wears on its sleeve counsel caution, but it’s quite drinkable. Just… slowly.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2012 23:00:33 | More by rdickey
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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
Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.