Spéciale Cent Cinquante by Chimay Trappistes

Rating: 4.5/5

Spéciale Cent Cinquante by Chimay Trappistes is a 10% ABV Tripel Brewed in honor of their 150th Anniversary (1892-20120)

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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. 

Chimay, located in Scourmont Abbey in Belgium is one of the 7 Trappist monasteries in the world brewing some of the Best Belgian Beers in the world. Like the Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue) which is one of the best in the world and quite common to boot :). This beer reminds me of Curiex by Allagash as well as the Duvel Rustica by Ommegang. It is one of those sweet Belgian beers that are more pale and golden than a strong Quad. This Tripel is quite fragrant and floral. There are aromas of citrus, lime, honey, spices, cloves, peppercorn, grapes and hibiscus. The flavors are sweeter than Curiex and Duvel. There is a lot of sweet bread dipped in honey nectar or agave nectar. Oranges, lime, grape, apples, mango, peach, banana, alittle bit of pine and earthy hops, vanilla, coriander, spices, and pink peppercorns (Like in Allagash Fluxus). The beer is very good but for the price, you only get some extra flavors and sweetness. I would definitely go with the other Chimay beers for sure, but this one is worth a try atleast :). Still a very good beer

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