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

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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 61
Gots: 68 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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5/5  rDev +19.9%

bostonryan, Jul 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

WynnO, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

FarmerF, Jul 09, 2014
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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

user785335, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of j_hollings13
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
Photo of marmstrong1212
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
Photo of Alieniloquium
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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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

kodt, Apr 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

pisano, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Didier, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Dirk_Chappelle, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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
Photo of snu164
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
Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.