150 (Green)
Bières de Chimay

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From:
Bières de Chimay
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #4
ABV:
10%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,553
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 9.09%
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
306
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 26, 2022
Added:
Aug 19, 2012
Wants:
  73
Gots:
  98
SCORE
93
Outstanding
150 (Green)150 (Green)
Notes: Chimay 150 is a refreshing beer, strong but refined, with a balanced flavor and floral scent, accompanied by aromas of dried fruits and spices. It has an ABV of 10%. Saaz and Hallertau Mittelfrüh, two hops known for their superior quality and finesse, are blended and a secret spice is added to produce this unique taste.

Chimay 150 is the result of the experience of generations of brewers who have succeeded one another for 150 years in Chimay's brewery. A limited edition (150,000 bottles) of Chimay 150 was brewed for the very first time for the brewery's 150th anniversary in 2021.

Due to the strong demand of the privileged few who had the opportunity to taste it, Chimay decided to add this exceptional

Also known as "Spéciale Cent Cinquante" and "Chimay - Green"
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle, date code of L21-791, unclear what that means

pours a slightly cloudy, thick white head of dense foam. great head retention. big herbal aroma of spicy clove and floral hops. similar flavor, bready malt holds it all up. drier finish. not any booziness, pretty smooth. medium bodied, lively carbonation.
Nov 26, 2022
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Golden with a light haze lots of carbonation, and four fingers of white rocky head.

The smell is of bananas, coriander, fresh cut grass, and field flowers.

The taste is of bananas, bubble gum, and a light dandelion like bitterness.

It taste extremely light for a 10% brew. It starts with a smooth and refreshing feel, and carries through with moderate carbonation and a light slightly drying finish.

I bought this beer in Toronto and I’m drinking in new Hamburg Ontario November 24, 2022. Very good beer. Nice addition for Chimay.
Nov 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by Ananabiya

Nov 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by shigg85 from Japan

Nov 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
750 ml corked & caged bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 10%. Golden colour, huge white head. Aroma of white kandij sugar syrup, Belgian Trappist yeast, dried fruits and mild spices. Medium sweet flavour with the same elements, moderate hops.
Nov 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.41 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Nov 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Copper colored with a hazy complexion. There’s a quarter inch of off white on top. The aroma is of boozy Belgian beers. I’m tasting Belgian boozy light ale. Life is good. The mouth is very carbonated and boozy.
Nov 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.88 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by tide from California

4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
It’s amber, golden color, hazy. The foam is rich and fine. It smells like an imperial wheat ale, citrus peel and coriander seeds, clove, wet dough, caramel hard candy, banana muffin, jasmine flower smells, citrusy, floral, refreshing and spiced. The beer is full bodied, creamy and fizzy. Flavor side, it’s moderate sweet, but with good amount of bitterness balance with it, it’s pretty balanced for a 10% ABV strong ale. While the bitterness gathered in mouth, it feels more balanced. But it will be sweeter if you drink it slower (without bitterness gathering). The beer is malty, comes along with the sweetness, mixed with caramel, medium strong ester (ripe banana, ripe melon), strong phenol (jasmine flower), peppermint aromas, it’s very refreshing, fruity and full of fragrance. It’s a phenomenal beer, this is the “green cap Chimay” (that’s a 8 years old vintage bottle, also have green cap, but apparently that’s not this 2021 version 150) I had long time ago, this bottle is young and full of the charms. The beer apparently have some Belgium candy sugar in it, slick and fruity, there’s also tobacco, leather, clove, nutmeg, oak, raisin, dried plum aromas. As I said at the beginning, it feels like a strong ale version of Belgian wheat ale, not only complex but also very floral, fruity, spicy, very very refreshing but also strong. Dangerously delicious, and easy to drink. I prefer to drink it with a longer warm up, so the aromas and fragrance can fully release. What a great beer!
Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into a pint glass.A two finger fine white head on a cloudy pale amber. Good head retention. Lots of patchy lacing.
Sweet malt smells.
Sweet malts, coriander and spice. A mild but long hop finish.
Moderate body and carbonation.
A bit boozy but an excellent strong pale ale.
Nov 04, 2022
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Rated by txaudiophile from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A beautiful, wonderful beer. I prefer Chimay Triple, but this comes close. I hope it becomes more available in the states over time.
Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania

Oct 30, 2022
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
330 ml bottle served cold into a chalice. LCBO purchase for $4.95 CDN. Best before sometime in 2025.

Appearance - Beautiful mostly clear rich golden color with more elements of straw than amber. Two fingers of perfectly tight white head are poured with very good head retention. Lots of bubbles.

Smell - Lots of bread, lots of yeast, hints of coriander and citrus, with some apple skin thrown in. Maybe even a grape appearance.

Taste - Some bread, light fruitiness and again a pinch or coriander. Plenty of depth and little bits of grass and lemon here and there too. Apple's yeast and maybe even lightly powdered doughnuts. Great stuff as expected.

Mouthfeel - Medium-full and a little boozy, but smooth while being carbonated out the wazoo. Like many of the classic Belgians, it's hard to describe but just feels "right".

Overall - Yeah, awesome pale ale that falls a touch short of Duvel and maybe La Chouffe, but super impressive and to me is more enjoyable than virtually every other Strong Belgian Pale out there including Delirium.
Oct 29, 2022
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Reviewed by -steve- from Canada (ON)

3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pale, hazy golden pour with white, fluffy head. Yeasty, caramel, spicy smells. Yeasty and bread with malty Belgian candy sweetness. Floral and alcohol booziness on the finish. Pretty smooth for a 10%er. Dry, alcohol finish. I like counter play between the sweet malt and spicy, alcohol burn on the tongue. Happy to see this added to the Chimay family.
Oct 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by Hophazzard from California

Oct 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
It's the first time I have spotted this here in Ontario. I don't drink much Belgian nowadays (they used to be my go to styles), but every time I see one I haven't tried yet, I'm all over it.
Pours rusty with a lovely nose that indicates that we are on the right Trappist track. A floral bouquet mixed with fruit and spices. Smoother than most in this style, though with strong carbonation. Also strong alcohol fumes in the aftertaste.
Well made - Chimay didn't disappoint. Is it as good as the front runners in this style though? Well, not quite, but it isn't too far off.
Oct 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by Rukeli76 from Canada (ON)

Oct 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

Oct 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by te99912_123 from Switzerland

Sep 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by marcrech from Brazil

Sep 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Schimms from Minnesota

4.86/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Poured into a Chimay chalice

L: pale yellow with large, fluffy head.
S: slight hop smell, mostly floral and spice.
T: Wonderful floral with spice; sweetness/malt from candy sugar
F: Light with dry finish. Nice light, small carbonation bubbles.
O: Fantastic strong blonde ale.
Sep 11, 2022
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Oh wow, an untried Chimay,bottle seen in Beermoth in Manchester City centre and naturally snapped up
Pours a slightly hazy golden body with good white head
Aroma is caramel, citrus & Belgian Candy
Flavour is subtle but in no way dull, hints of clove & toffee with warming boozy spice
Sep 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by dstc from Florida

Aug 21, 2022
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Reviewed by allengarvin from Texas

4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I guess this is brewed again for 2022? Or maybe made permanent?

Pours an extremely pale gold with a substantial frothy white head. The nose offers a light hoppiness and light sweet malt, belying the strength. The taste however is dominated by sweet malt, without a lot of bitterness to offset. Lots of body, but not too heavy. I admit, since the cinq cents is by far my favorite of the three main Chimays, I was hoping for just a stronger, more interesting version of that.
Aug 12, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.8 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a bottle, 2021 batch. Amber color with an inch of fluffy white head. Grain and yeast smell. Medium body with prickly carbonation. Malty with some earthy, banana, and clove flavors. Finishes with peppery hops. Interesting flavor profile, I'm so used to seeing the Saaz and Hallertau hops in German/Czech lagers that it's different to have them in a Belgian ale.
Jul 16, 2022
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had Cent Cinquante poured from 11.2-oz. bottle, label stamped ambiguously "L21-- 342," into Chimay goblet.

Pours gold with clarity, until clouded by upending bottle, and creamy off-white 1-finger head, with excellent retention, but leaving little lace. Mild aromas of sweet malt, melon and mild yeast spice off pour, growing more fruity (sweet stone) as warms, with some herbal and floral qualities as well, but diminishing before finishing. Begins sweet malt, then mild Belgian yeast spice and fruit (melon), and some noticeable hop bite, all over a classically smooth body, before spice, bite and fruit carry into a still malty, warming, moderately alcoholic finish.

All a bit muted ("sophisticated") in this otherwise excellent strong Belgian pale.
Jul 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Rhetion from Florida

Jul 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.53 by BlueSpader from Washington

Jun 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Hugues from Belgium

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The latest Chimay is a triple blond, which now makes it that Scourmont brews more blond beers than brown beers ,and this will take a while for me to get used to.

I drank my first Green alone, and for a second try, I paired it with the other strong blond Chimay (White). Honestly, hard to tell the difference between the two or even its usefulness in having it on board of the ship.

But it's still a great blond beer, best accompanied by slightly salted nuts rather than one of those Chimay cheeses.
Jun 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

May 21, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2021 vintage; drank 5/15/22 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy dull orange/yellow appearance.

An even pour yielded a huge eggshell head; strong, frothy tree-rung lace.

Fresh soap, banana, clove & coriander notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Fresh soap, banana, coriander & clove flavors; a hint of caramel & faint booze heat emerged as this warmed.

Unique & interesting, but a bit over-the-top.
May 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

May 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 14, 2022
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Rated by beaulabauve from Louisiana

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Maybe their best beer. Balanced AF. Beautiful malt flavor. Just flat out awesome!
May 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by cozmo from New York

May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by AzfromOz from Australia

3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
From the International Beer Collector subscription.

A bright, orangey yellow in the glass with a tall, quickly disappearing head.

Aroma is fairly neutral. Perhaps some sweet spice or pear but nothing jumping out of the glass announcing itself.

The taste ticks all of the classic Belgian boxes of spicy yeast, lemon candy and cloves, but is softened and rounded out by the blonde ale body, with pear, gentle fruitiness and some coriander and bubblegum.

Mouthfeel is prickly and full and accentuates the flavours well.

Overall the beer is enjoyable. It hides its alcohol well but its overall gentle flavour profile leaves it missing a certain oomph that would have made it an excellent beer.

Cheers!
May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
11.2oz bottle coded L21-721 poured into a Chimay chalice at 55° Fahrenheit 10% ABV. The beer pours bright light golden amber with cream colored head. The head recedes to a thin cap of tiny bubbles constantly fed from the nucleation point on the glass. The aroma is mild with vague fruit and bubblegum. The taste is semisweet pale malt with notes of clove, coriander and bubblegum. Minimal bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with above average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. No hint of the high ABV. Overall, very good to excellent. Delicate, balanced and easy to drink.
May 02, 2022
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Reviewed by eatsluggs from Florida

4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Really smooth for a 10% beer. Floral, hints of manna honey, and oriental spices. Best paired with cheese, honey and cayenne pepper.
Definitely needs company. Don't drink it alone!
Apr 30, 2022
150 (Green) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 425 ratings