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

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256 Ratings
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 54
Gots: 65 | 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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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer is a cloudy golden colour. Large white head on top. Good retention, and lots of lace is left as the head fades. Looks very nice.

Strong lemon smell in the nose, as well as a hint of lime, unusually. Yeast and bread. Banana. Floral, perfume like. Very nice.

Taste contains a bunch of banana, a good amount of yeast and bread, and some light fruit flavours that are hard to pick out. Lemon. Some spice in the finish (a bit of white pepper), but not as much as the regular White Cap.

Mouthfeel is impressive. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Incredibly soft and creamy, just velvety.

Overall, excellent. A very nice modification to Chimay White. I am a big tripel fan and am very happy with this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 01:39:44 | More by jrenihan
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-03-2013 22:32:01 | More by uturn
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Ralphs66

New York

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

01-03-2013 02:13:55 | More by Ralphs66
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-31-2012 18:32:04 | More by ROGUE16
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chubby2u

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-31-2012 14:32:54 | More by chubby2u
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-29-2012 18:39:51 | More by MrRockstar
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BoRaeCho

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-29-2012 02:25:17 | More by BoRaeCho
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-21-2012 03:38:09 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-20-2012 21:55:53 | More by kayrex
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chakadrum

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Long story short, this beer was a bit underwhelming. Irrespective of it being from Chimay, who you would expect to knock Belgian beer out of the park, this was a hot mess for lack of a better phrase. The alcohol was very forward and this was much more bitter than I expected. This really threw me off and makes me feel like this beer is quite unbalanced. Maybe it needs some time on the shelf to age?

I must admit, it smelled really great with a yeasty and almost banana-ish thing going on.

Compared to something like Westmalle tripel, there is no way I could consider this to be in the same class.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 00:00:59 | More by chakadrum
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Falcon91Wolvrn03

California

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – A semi-translucent golden color; more clear than opaque. An impressive head that lasts a long time. Good lacing.

Smell – An amazing sweet, yet spicy scent with honey, lemon, floral hops, cloves, and yeast.

Taste – Sweet and malty with a clove/pepper spice that really comes out in the taste; maybe too much spice relative to the rest of the taste.

Mouthfeel – Medium body, medium carbonation body with a slightly bitter aftertaste. The 10% abv is noticeable and may be a bit too much for this style.

Drinkability – I liked this tripel, although the bitter aftertaste made it slightly less drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 05:50:02 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
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Dufraine

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-17-2012 02:27:14 | More by Dufraine
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-16-2012 18:17:10 | More by Archemedies
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berlinpa

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-14-2012 17:53:33 | More by berlinpa
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I jumped on this bottle when I saw it at my local store. I was excited to run across something new from this very good standby of Trappist monks.

I poured this beer into a snifter to enjoy the bouquet coming off this beer, and it smells pretty good. I get that simple, clean smell from the yeast. There is a light fruitiness at the top as well.

The flavor/feel has a decent amount of alcohol flavor and heat to it. This beer has good presence for the Tripel flavor to it.

Overall a pretty good experience to it. I recommend grabbing a bottle to celebrate the history of those great monks in Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 01:02:49 | More by ummswimmin
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JSchock7

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-12-2012 07:48:27 | More by JSchock7
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light amber color with a nice fluffy white head with really good retention.

The scent is of sweet sugar, bready malt, some notes of spice.

The taste is of sweet candied sugar and bready malt, sweet fruit, yeast, notes of spice.

Medium body, crisp and smooth, moderate carbonation.

This was an overall tasty beer, lots of flavor and very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 14:39:19 | More by BeerCon5
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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-06-2012 02:27:06 | More by NOLANDMAN
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TLieu


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-05-2012 10:16:23 | More by TLieu
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-02-2012 22:26:34 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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kojevergas

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I picked this one up here in SoCal, but I can't remember the price. Real excited to try it; I like all of Chimay's beers. 750ml brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. 10.00% ABV confirmed. No bottled on or best before date.

Paired with popcorn. The buttery fattening shit.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger fluffy beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and great retention for the high ABV. Colour is a nontransparent glowing yellow-orange-gold. No yeast particles are visible. Non-opaque. No bubble show.

Sm: Pear, green apple, biscuity brilliant yeast, tart apple, some spice, biscuit malt, pale malts, and crystal malt. Quite patersbier-esque. Green apple is dominant. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Tart green apple. Crisp and clean. Pale malt and light biscuit malt foundation. Light spice. Pear. Pleasant and well balanced, albeit somewhat simplistic. I like it. Clove. Little alcohol comes through, but there is a bit of heat to it. Crisp bright fruit. Some esters. Candi sugar. Very light and bright for the hefty ABV. Nicely balanced. I like it. A bit more acidic than expected.

Mf: Tingly and lightly coarse from crystal malt. Too thick, unfortunately. Nicely wet, but I'd stop far short of refreshing. A bit overcarbonated, but I suppose it's meant for aging. Slightly too heavy on the palate. Suits the flavours nicely. Crisp.

Dr: Drinkable but a sipper. The alcohol does come through on this one. It's something of a beast. Still, its quality is what you'd expect from Chimay. It'll knock you on your ass if consumed alone. A tasty Tripel, but in fairness I did expect better. Far from Chimay's best beer. I do like it, but I wouldn't pay the price to get it again.

Might age well.

Low B-

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 09:49:30 | More by kojevergas
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy blonde, two fingers dense white head, lots of lace left over as well. Smell is fruity with lots of apple and banana, spicy, very nice yeasty scents, bubble gum and some lightly earthy/grassy hops as well. Taste is full of fruits, more bubble gum witha mild sweetness, banana, apple, yeasty and spicy flavours make this dry mid palate into the finish, faint notes of alcohol, good complexity and mix of flavours. Light-medium carbonation, medium-full body and quite solid overal. This was pretty stellar stuff, one of the better Tripel's I have had in recent memory, solid anniversary beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 21:25:52 | More by peensteen
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-29-2012 06:44:24 | More by WDJersey
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Marc_V


4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Belgian Beer Shop.com. Colour: first clear golden, at the end of the bottle hazy. The head is slightly off white, soapy, moderately stable with nice lacing. The aroma is pretty amazing and unique, filled with fruits (banana, pineapple, orange, mango) and floral notes. It’s sweet with licorice, spicy and the hops also are clearly present. This is one of the most complex smells I’ve ever experienced. The taste afterwards is a bit of a dissappointment but nevertheless very good: yeasty, fresh, bitter sweet and fruity. It has got a medium dry aftertaste; the finish makes me think of champagne. Alcohol presence is detectable but not too overwhelming. Overal: this is a complex and unique beer that’s very different from the other Chimay beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 18:16:59 | More by Marc_V
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-25-2012 23:20:24 | More by muskiesman
Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.