Dorée | Bières de Chimay

DoréeDorée
BA SCORE
3.88/5
463 Ratings
DoréeDorée
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
Ranking:
#8,273
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
463
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
113
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 463 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of Latarnik
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of insouciantx
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

This is a superb beer and a very flavorful one too especially given the low ABV. It pour a light shade of golden with a huge head. Thea aroma is sweet and spicy with notes of vanilla and sugar. The taste is sweet, spicy, with anise notes and some candi sugar. Delicious.

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

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

11.2 oz. Bottle

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice cloudy dark yellowish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice quick/thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves a nice medium size island and some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, kinda wheaty/banana, slight licorice, spices, coriander. The taste is pretty nice, malty, yeasty, with some banana/wheat thing going on, slight licorice/spice, nice touch of coriander. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pau622
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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Dorée from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 463 ratings
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