Dorée | Bières de Chimay

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452 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay
Belgium
chimay.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The menu at the abbey's cafe (Auberge de Poteaupré) lists this beer as "Speciale De Poteaupré."

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
452
Reviews:
155
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
108
For Trade:
2
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Photo of jrsqc7
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks like homemade lemonade with lovely bright white head about two fingers tall.

Flavors are lemon and coriander and sweet malts. Carbonation is medium heavy and quite filling.

Pretty good.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow citrusy. Tall white head of Belgian style foam. Soft lemon and spice. Herbal hop smells earthy and green. Reminds me of gruit beer. Invigorating and fragrant but soft spoken. Drinks like crackers and spice. Crisp, mellow and resounds with a little twinge form herbal bitterness. It's like suckin' on a piece a grass under a tree as you walk .

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Photo of Buck89
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy bright golden color with a generous white head. Splotchy laces on the glass throughout.
Aroma: pepper, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, dough
Taste: floral at first, mixing with the spices listed above. A subtle bitterness at the end, along with a crackery malt presence.
Feel: very light on the palate. High carbonation appropriate for the style. Dry finish.
Overall: enjoyable for an easy-drinking Belgian pale.

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Photo of Tim725
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like a golden grapefruit, it sits in the snifter with a creamy cap of 1 finger. Delicate skirted lacing left behind.

Aroma of cored apples, pepper, clove, yeast, pears with black pepper on them.

Flavor is a fruity burst equally mixed with peppery clove. Pear, apple, banana, cream, with a polite hop bite. Some woody notes towards the finish.

Feel is extremely carbonated, but may be due to shelf life. Nice clove-y, dry finish.

Overall, this is a pretty good beer. I'd have it again.

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Flyingcar28
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RandyCongdon
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of avalon07
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dark orange-yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an enormous, creamy, very long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A decent enough aroma of citrus fruit, Belgian yeast, and some malt.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of Belgian yeast, a light musty quality (not so noticeable after awhile), light malt notes, some apples, citrus notes (lemon, in particular), and a grainy quality. A solid flavor that's light and effervescent. Not overly spectacular, but tasty nonetheless.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While Chimay has done better beers, Doree is still drinkable despite its flaws. Worth a look.

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Photo of gianluca88
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giggy
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdhilt
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Pale, hazy, straw color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light malt and Belgian yeast nose, flavor is herbs, Belgian yeast and light grain, some bitterness at finish. $5.45 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of sunsjammer
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DBosco
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoann
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle to a tulip
A - Pale golden with a thick white head
S - Sweet honey from the malts, herbal hops
T - Deceivingly flat compared to the smell
M - A lot of carbonation
O - Very classic but good Belgian ale

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Photo of jrfehon33
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of urbanvets
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour from Growler into Chimay Goblet
Small foam with little lacing
Smells of citrus bitter orange hints o yeast and , celery
Taste of butter, wheat vanilla frosting and blood orange
32 ounces in definitely a nice session, perfect for summer and the beach when the other Chimay's would leave you paralyzed 3 or 4 goblets in. On par with Orval, doesn't quite reach Westvleteren Blonde

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Photo of dertyd
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy medium golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Lemongrass and citrus. Zesty... cut grass/hay.

T/F: Mild sweetness and Belgian yeast... crackery. Herbal... lemongrass and thyme. Effervescent... thin in body, finish is apple skin and cut grass. The flavor rounds out significantly as it warms.

O: A nice light Belgian Pale. Let it warm a bit... solid flavors, and a very easy drinker at 4.8%.

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Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teraflx
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of n2pux
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Dorée from Bières de Chimay
3.88 out of 5 based on 452 ratings.
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