Chimay Blonde Dorée (Gold / Spéciale du Potaupré)

Chimay Blonde Dorée (Gold / Spéciale du Potaupré)

Rated 3.404 by BeerPals

Brewed by Chimay / Bières de Chimay SA

Baileux, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Ale

4.8% Alcohol by Volume

16 International Bittering Units

This beer is available all year

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Belgian Pale Ale

ID: 9671 Last updated 10 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank5293
Overall Percentile90.1
Style Rank105 of 1126
Style Percentile90.7
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.462
Weighted Score3.404
Standard Deviation0.375

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.5 1 year ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours clear topaz with a thick and frothy parchment head. Aroma features pomme and stone fruit, floral, herbal, subtle malty tones. Flavor yields tangy and sweet stone and pomme fruit, floral and herbal character, fresh malt. Texture brings firm body and peppy fizz. Definitely spéciale.

  • KERRYA 171 reviews
    rated 4.4 3 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    C: hazy yellow gold, huge long lasting off-white head
    A: grains, bready yeast, honey, citrus
    P: medium, high carbonation
    F: grains, light citrus, light spice, bread
    O: nice to see this great beer sold freely

  • CYRENAICA 2408 reviews
    rated 4.0 4 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Labeled as Chimay Gold
    330ml bottle
    4.8% ABV
    Best Before: March 31, 2021
    LCBO #10 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Summerhill)
    September 28, 2019 $3.45
    The beer pours a very murky gold colour with a long lasting head that laces well. The cap is an off-white colour. The aroma is yeast, citrus, grains, candy sugar, and spices. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The spiciness comes through in the flavour, along with a definite hoppiness, rounded out by the grains and some honey sweetness. Similar to last weekend’s St. Bernardus Extra 4, but better.

  • CHOPZ 7024 reviews
    rated 3.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Best before end: 12/2017. Hazy light-golden colour, yellowish, with a creamy white cap, long retention and thick lacing. Beautiful aromas with spices over the citrus notes and sweet yeast. The taste is on the hoppy side with grassiness, but mildly bitter and not dry at all. Reminds me of a Belgian Saison.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours a huge frothy creamy white head and has a hazy golden appearance with some tiny sediments visible. Leaves some thick dirty lacing. Aromas of Belgian yeast, oranges, some other citrusy notes. Flavours are fruity, yeasty some subtle spice notes, sweet but not too much. Full bodied mouthfeel. Great retention. Easy to drink and fairly smooth. Good stuff.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Hard little bugger to find - purchased at The Beer Trappe in Lexington, KY. Been on my wish list since 2008. Really. Murky light brown pour, slight head, some lacing. Light spiced aroma and flavors, requisite Belgian yeasts, light body and mouthfeel, some floral and citrus. Underwhelming but as a personal WHite Whale, still satisfying. Another one marked off the list...

  • MINGO51 678 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Poured into the Chimay chalice with a cloudy yellow gold body topped by a medium sized white head leaving light lace. Aroma is clove and Belgian yeast with some light banana coming through also. Mouthfeel is very expansive and rich while being very drinkable. Flavor is sweet and smooth with light hops, candi sugar, banana and spices.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours hazy light golden yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is Farmhouse with spice. Flavor is like a mild triple with yeast and spice. Just the right amount of grass and funk.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 2.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    This poured a dark golden color with a white head. The aroma is a tad bit yeasty with some lemons and spices. The flavor is rather watery with a hint of lemons in there. Overall this is very one dimensional like a belgian on training wheels. Apparently this is difficult to find, but stick with the other 3 from Chimay IMO. Boring

  • ROBERTD1944 69 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A rare beer from Chimay which I've been fortunate to try a couple of times
    Aroma: The aroma is a combination of hops, malt, and some sweet spiciness
    Appearance: The beer pours a hazy orange-gold colour with a small white head that lingers for a while
    Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with a lot of carbonation.
    Flavour: The flavour is malty with a spicy back-up
    Overall: A rare treat from Chimay

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