Dorée | Bières de Chimay

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87
very good
453 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:
453
Reviews:
155
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
108
For Trade:
2
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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

Photo of cmcquirk
1.82/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

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

Photo of Jliscin
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of generallee
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.02/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StJamesGate
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy platinum with rocky snow white foam. 4.25
Pencil erasers, mashed pears, and wildflowers. 4
Snap wheat, some bananas + yellow apples, gentle clove, and a sparkly noble spice to end. Minty linger 4.25
Crisp, halfway to medium, creamy. 4

Man, is this tasty cold. Classic Belgian pale ale notes, in delicate, balanced, measured doses. Warmth shows the faults: thin, grainy, and the banana Bubblicious is a bit out of control. Craftsmanship sings - puts Spencer to shame - but in broad, Chimay-like strokes. I’d argue it does what it’s trying to do: summer sessioner. 4

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Photo of Beginner2
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having Had Chimay's Big Three, it is a pleasure to add to those reviews.
And while The Big Three score much higher (we like more alcohol), Doree still deserves appreciation for what it is: a simple beer for monks sworn to a simple life and goes well with simple food.

Doree was a perfect accompaniment to a meal filled with herbs and garlic. This ale's modest hops work gently with the herbs and the carbonation cuts through the olive oil and cheese. All this is helped in unfathomable ways by the monks having isolated what certainly seems like one of the world's great yeasts.

I would Have this again except that it cost $7.50 (from a store!) to Have it the first time.
I can't blame that on the monks.

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

Pours a slightly hazy effervescent gold color. Thick several finger frothy white head dissipates somewhat leaving a full finger of residual foam with a thick layer of foamy lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell has aromas of pale malt, wheat, belgian yeast, pepper, touch of spice, but nothing extraordinary.

Taste follows the nose with notes of pale malt and wheat, strong belgian yeast with a subtle kiss of floral and citrus hops. Some spice is noted as well - nutmeg, pepper, and a general spice flavor. Fora spiced belgian pale ale, I will be honest I was expecting more spice - rather its just a subtle compliment. Still its a great tasting beer.

Feel is smooth and full bodied. Dry finish. Medium carbonation.

Overall its a very good Belgian pale ale - Id love to see the spices be more pronounced, but as it is its very good.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
02/27/2015

Bottle to goblet.

AROMA: Yeasty, but light.
LOOK: Light yellow color.
TASTE: Tasty. Citrus, hops, not strong. Just enough spice to offset the Belgian yeast.
FEEL: Refreshing. Easy Drinking for a Belgian.


**

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Miket13
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dorée from Bières de Chimay
3.88 out of 5 based on 453 ratings.
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