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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

3,698 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,698
Reviews: 1,551
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 141
Gots: 228 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by Intrinsic:
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Intrinsic

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4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think I may have messed up the pour on this one, because its quite murky, a light brown that's almost opaque. Nevertheless, it looks really good. The head is beautiful, about 1/2" thick and very dense.

All sorts of smells are mingled together in Chimay Première. Unknown spices, fresh fruit, notable hops, and a slight maltiness all blend together very well.

This beer is much more refreshing than I initially imagined. Its quite light, and all the smells I mentioned previously are present in the taste, save the fresh fruit. The hops are very pronounced, but not too much for this particular beer. The balance is almost perfect. This is an absolute delight to drink. So creamy, so dry, I may just try this again next time I see it. Which shouldn't be too long considering its available at the SAQ. This beer is top notch.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 22:44:36 | More by Intrinsic
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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,698 ratings.