Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante | Bières de Chimay

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
328 Ratings
Chimay Spéciale Cent CinquanteChimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay
Belgium
chimay.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
From the brewery: This special edition is a full bodied and distinctive strong beer developed within the abbey to celebrate and honour the 150th anniversary of the brewery. Produced with 100% natural ingredients,its pale golden robe and champagne sparkle is topped by a rich white head of foam. The distinctive bouquet evokes the rich fruity and complex notes of the Chimay yeast in harmony with a delicate spicy note and the fragrance of fresh noble hops. At 10% alcohol, the flavour is full bodied and complex with a slight but refreshing tang note and a crisp hop finish that will delight the palate.

Added by Todd on 08-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
328
Reviews:
72
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
87
For Trade:
3
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750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $10.00 (value!)

Appearance - Slightly hazy golden/amber colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 6-7 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/yeast, banana

Taste & Mouth - There is a very high amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/grains mixed with some banana, honey, clove and yeast. There are also some peppery notes and some herbal tea flavours. It ends with a spicy/peppery dry aftertaste.

Overall - Obviously a very good beer, but I would have liked some more refreshing flavours.. perhaps some citrus notes. It strikes me as a good cold weather type beer. Well worth the 10$ I paid, but not worth the 30$ price tag I saw in the states.

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750 ml bottle into signature chalice; 12993 cork code, 2012 bottling. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Beautiful looking brew. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, coriander, cardamom, candi sugar, honey, light bubblegum, and earthy yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with moderate malt balance; and moderate spices. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, coriander, cardamom, honey, candi sugar, light bubblegum, floral, and earthy yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, coriander, honey, candi sugar, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with moderate spicing that isn’t overdone; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Tripel! Great balance and complexity of yeast ester flavors with moderate malt and spice balance; and very smooth to sip on for a 10% brew. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante from Bières de Chimay
4.16 out of 5 based on 328 ratings.
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