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Chimay Première (Red) - Bières de Chimay S.A.

Chimay Première (Red)Chimay Première (Red)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,494 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3494
Reviews: 1538
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%


Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-20-2000)
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Averwo

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

12-31-2013 04:26:11 | More by Averwo
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South Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a chalice
Vintage: 10/12

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark amber brown with 2 fingers width of light tan head, head has good retention, but leaves almost zero lacing.

S: Dark fruits, lots of plum and fig, candied sugar, toffee, brown sugar. There is a bit of spice and yeasty aromas as well, but the sweet components are definitely the most prominent.

T: A bit spicier than the nose. Not as sweet as the aroma, but there are definitely still sweet notes; a bit of semi-sweet bakers chocolate and dark fruits mostly. Doughy yeast, subtle bitterness and a touch of booze even though the ABV is fairly low.

M/D: Full bodied but not thick, carbonation on the heavier side but appropriate, drinkability is average, very filling though.

O: One of the standards of the style. Not nearly as good as Westy 8, nor is it as good as Chimay Grand Reserve, but very well done nonetheless. A must try for any craft beer aficinado.

Serving type: bottle

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Indiana

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This finely, abbey produced Belgian Dubbel will puts some hair on your chest, that is for sure. It pours dark brown, with a large dark tan head that slowly dissipates (slower than usual). It has a strong aroma of caramel and fruit, which goes along with the similar taste. it leaves a sweet after taste, has an edge because of the ingredients alcohol content, and is very filling.

Widely available in the United States...

Serving type: bottle

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,494 ratings.