Dorée | Bières de Chimay

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443 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:
443
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
106
For Trade:
2
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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

Photo of constantine_272
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright gold with a wonderful creamy silky head. Dry hops with crackers and wheat bread. Wow, the taste is quite unique. Dry wheat grain and oat with bizarre fruity esthers of blueberry and raspberry. The beer finishes creamy of wheat, oats. Light and refreshing with a slight dry finish and a very mild fruity tartness.

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Photo of mattboyer182
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Foley67
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 54V4G3
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very cool that gold cap now available, I found it at Wegmans. Did not quite come up to Red, its closest cousin, white, or blue - but still very good and in this case sessionable.

A: Pours a very hazy golden yellow body with active visible carbonation and amber highlights. The beer sports a two finger sudsy pillowy white head that slowly reduces to a constant cap and sheets of lace with every tilt of the snifter.

S: At cask temperature, abundant aromas of pale malts with abundant aromas of spicy Belgian yeast and citrus and candied lemon rind.

T: Upfront follows smell with a greater hint of sweetness (orchard ripe apple) with spicy flavors of Belgian yeast and more lemon rind candy. Aspiriny bitterness, white wine astringency cleanses as you finish.

M: Medium bodied, dry aspirin finish, chalky, with lively, scrubbing carbonation.

O: Gets better as it warms even when you start at cask temp. If it was more affordable, I could drink more of these.

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Photo of spointon
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Dorée from Bières de Chimay
3.88 out of 5 based on 443 ratings.
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