Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by spdyfire83:
3.63/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
75cl bottle to Westy XII chalice
Cork No. 12995
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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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.