Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante | Bières de Chimay

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
326 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:
326
Reviews:
72
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
86
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 326 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soulcougher
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dobmelo15
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BOCKTAGON
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Amazing! One of the best!

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Photo of merhlyn
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Axnjxn
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of simoen
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jewellrunner
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shagal
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TequilaVoodoo
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of MattGrimley
4.2/5  rDev +1%

Photo of simplicity
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of SuyoonShin
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Dbthwaites88
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of BColton1
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #70 (November 2012):

Bold, you could say a bit brash as well with the boozy character but that could be expected from a 10.0%abv Tripel. The yeast sure had one hell of a party, complexities are off the charts. Any true beer geek will want to grab more than just on bottle, we have a feeling it could age quite well. One can only wish that this was not a limited brew.

STYLE: Tripel
ABV: 10.0%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

LOOK: Slightly hazy golden straw, amazing display of lace

SMELL: Lemon custard, quince paste, minty, bready, nutty yeast, faint rose water, granola, alcohol, wild herbs

TASTE: Deep smoothness, moderate sized body, boozy kick, fresh herbs, hoppy throughout, balanced bitterness, pineapple skin, dragon fruit, pink peppercorn, grapenuts, yeast, medicinal phenols, gummy, spicy, dry yeasty finish

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light golden amber with a fine two finger white head with great retention and tons of lacing, looked nice. Aroma of bready malt, apple family and light stone fruit, Belgian yeast and spicing; really made me want to taste it. Flavor also very nice, light fruit, candi malt, light breadiness, clove and Belgian spices, Belgian yeast. Nice spicy finish. Medium bodied with very active carbonation. I have been cellaring this bottle for a few years and broke it out to see my sister off on a long trip. She's a Chimay Blue fan and I had a little trepidation about this bottle, not knowing the exact style or condition. No need for fear there, it's not Chimay Blue, but still a top tier, flavorful Belgian strong ale. I tasted (and looked) more like a Belgian strong pale than a tripel to me, but that could be due to the cellaring. Very tasty and an appropriate ale for a celebration of travel as well as Chimay's anniversary. A great beer from a great brewery. I'm likely to never see one again, but I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

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Photo of Fabiand
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of JSuperman
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Jwale73
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle served in a snifter. Pours a straw-gold with a quarter inch, bright white head that dissipates into a tight band around the shoulders. Nose expresses banana phenols and a grassy quality. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of some medicinal notes. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a lively, almost crisp, carbonation. Overall, a decent example of the style but not on par with the price point.

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Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante from Bières de Chimay
4.16 out of 5 based on 326 ratings.
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