Every country or most of them have a different take on Pale Ale if not a several. One of my favorites is the Belgian Pale Ale. This isn’t like what you’d come across flavor wise compared to American Pale ale or even English. American Pale Ale’s are hop forward with a malt backbone but not much and the English Pale Ale is malted with some slight hoppy flavors thrown in. I have here a somewhat new to the USA Chimay Dorée Ale Brewed with Spices, 4.8% ABV. No not the blue fish from the Pixar movie. This is a beer people. Chimay is one Belgium’s most famous brewer as well as one of the great breweries of the world. It’s a Trappist Brewery, which means it’s brewed by the Trappist Monks. Dorée pours a beautiful hazy dull yellow color with a slight greenish orange hue to it with a three finger bright white foamy head that slowly fades into some decent lacing. The aroma is slightly funky with some fruity notes like apple and a faint green grape. Taste of Dorée is fruity with apples on the front then you get slight funky with very light tartness in the middle and it has a light and faint bitterness on the back. The mouth feel is medium with a nice faintly fruity finish and a somewhat funky aftertaste. This is an outstanding beer from one of the best breweries. This is for sure an A+. But I think this beer’s flavor with get to be too much after the fifth Dorée. But then some might be drunk by then. But that could be said about a whole lot of beers. Great beer! You should try this one! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!