Chimay Première (Red) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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4.72/5 rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 750 ml custom brown magnum, corked and crowned (old style label). Cork is imprinted with a March 2000 bottle date. Poured in an authentic Chimay glasses given to us by Manneken-Brussel Imports, Inc.
Appearance: Brown with a burgandy red hue with an infinite creamy white head from a tight tiny bubbled carbonation.
Smell: Raw sweetness, peppery spiciness and light phenols.
Taste: Soft powdery mouth feel with a crisp carbonation and medium body. Smooth. Very evident clove flavour up front and stays around throughout the beer. Hints of birch and ginger beer-like flavours, peppery medcinal phenols and light herbal tea hop flavour. Quite malty but it stays in the back. Fruitiness is likened to a delicate date sweetness and ripe plum. As the beer warms, there's also a suggestion of chocolate/carob. Finish dries a little though still a bit of residual sweetness leftover, herbal flavours also.
Notes: We can die now. It's okay. Drinking this beer has made the cylce of life complete.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2000 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
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