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

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BA SCORE
93
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262 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 54
Gots: 66 | FT: 4
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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spdyfire83

Ireland

3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

298th Review
75cl bottle to Westy XII chalice
Cork No. 12995
BB: 2015

A: Bright golden yellow. 2+ (frothy white) fingernail head on gentle pour.

S: Smells of Belgian yeast, white pepper, unripe white grape, banana, and slightly floral. Also, notes of earthy hops and citrus. Inviting.

T: Mix of earthy hops, citrus, and loads of Belgian yeast. Actually, too much yeast for my liking. Unbalanced with regards to the sharp fruit sweetness and pepper spice. Rounded finish, but the ABV is slightly harsh - could stand to mellow a bit, I think.

M: Light bodied with loads carbonation. As said, ABV is distinct (and almost distracting for the style).

O: I can appreciate the idea of a special beer for the 150th anniversary, but the price point here (€16/bottle) is a bit high for the quality of the product (or lack thereof). Disappointing at best and I'm thankful to have only purchased a single bottle. One could easily enjoy several bottles of the regular line-up (Red, White, or Blue) for this price - plus those are more enjoyable in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 13:57:49 | More by spdyfire83
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Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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