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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

3,480 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3480
Reviews: 1537
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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EmilNoldSinclair

California

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brownish red color, nearly opaque. It looks like I have treasure inside my glass. Large large head, decent head retention - a thin layer remains. No lacing on the glass. The scent is nutty and spicy, with the malts coming through as well. Nice balance between the hops and barley. Slight smell of ethanol. The taste is where is this beer starts to really shine: Initially the barley comes w/ a slight hop bitterness. Very fruity (can't quite put my finger on it...apples and raisins?) with a slight trace of ethanol. The alcohol hides behind the hops. The aftertaste is dominated by the hops (but not too strong!), also with a potassium like taste (the kind of feel you get from tasting bananas and dates). This one has just the right level of carbonation and is thick bodied...what a treat going down! I swear I could drink these all day...

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2006 21:39:02 | More by EmilNoldSinclair
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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,480 ratings.