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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 59
Gots: 67 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Jul 01, 2014
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vermilcj, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

user785335, Jun 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

j_hollings13, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a pale gold body with massive fluffy head that left lace patches down glass (and took forever to die). The aroma has that Belgian yeast/orange citric twang but it has a good amount of tropical fruit aromas as well. These fruit aromas are sweet and there is also a touch of candi sugar so it's a really sweet smelling beer as the spices are minimal. Beer is smooth and light, a little fuller "fluffy" body from the yeast, goes down easy although the backend is a little dry/boozy at times. That is my only complaint of this beer as I find a great balance between minimal spices and citric hops (orange) with a tropical fruit flavors that add sweetness like pineapple, banana, mango(?). Touches of tart fruits like sour apple are poking around as well.

clayrock81, Jun 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

marmstrong1212, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

magnificent70s, May 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Weisseguy1, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Johnny_Danger, May 17, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Huge white head. Hazy orange. Head settles to a pillow of foam and clings inside the glass. Chunky and uneven foam around the edges.

Smell - Lots of phenols. Banana and yeasty esters. Pale malt, pushing into a little bit of fruitiness.

Taste - Bananas dominate. Lots of banana esters. A little bit of citrus, but not enough to be the centerpiece. Fair bit of alcohol in the flavor as well. Sweet in the middle, but finishes dry.

Mouthfeel - Heavy for a tripel. Malty with medium carbonation makes it seem creamy instead of crisp.

Overall - Definitely not worth the price. I expected something remarkable from Chimay, so my expectations were high.

Alieniloquium, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

patra7, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

frlrv1020, May 09, 2014
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Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

kodt, Apr 15, 2014
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pisano, Apr 14, 2014
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Didier, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Dirk_Chappelle, Apr 05, 2014
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apbaj, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

TrojanRB, Mar 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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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.

snu164, Mar 19, 2014
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tsalou, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ZEB89, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jkball01, Feb 19, 2014
Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.