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

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Chimay Première (Red)Chimay Première (Red)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,770 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,770
Reviews: 1,552
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 148
Gots: 269 | FT: 2
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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Cannoneer

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours the color of rye bread; not much of a surprise in aroma, just expected bread notes along with dried prunes and raisins. Pleasant to drink, but doesn't overwhelm with flavor or excite with interesting combination of tastes.
It is not as lively and food-friendly as Belgian IPA, tripel or golden ales, and is not as rich and creamy as darker ales to be drunk on its own, so I am a bit at a loss to justify picking up another bottle. It is a nice dubbel, but a bit characterless and boring.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 18:45:54 | More by Cannoneer
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Eric_Standard

British Columbia (Canada)

4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: A nice deep ruddy brown with a tightly bubbled creamy white head.

Smell: A bit fruity and spicy, sweetness with an underlying peppery aroma.

Taste: Right up front we get some spices like black pepper and cloves, as well as a bit of that fruitiness from the aroma, largely overripe stone fruit. The sweetness in the nose is less present on the pallet, but there is definitely a pleasant malty sweetness throughout the beer. Some nice herbal undercurrents as well. Quite complex and layered.

Feel: Smooth, crisp, peppy and easy-drinking.

Overall: A really wonderful beer. Delicious. Everything I've had from this brewery is really pretty exceptional. I prefer the Première over the Chimay Tripel, but I still like the Grande Réserve the best. Now I just need to hop on over to Belgium to try the Dorée.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 18:33:43 | More by Eric_Standard
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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,770 ratings.