Chimay Première (Red) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by Intrinsic:
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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3.96/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
330ml bottle, poured in a nice big snifter. One of the only good thing to come out of Breughel brewery (the glass). Thick beige head that stays well after 5 minutes. It's got a really nice dark orange color when held up to a light. Cloudy. Smell is spicy with maybe a faint prune touch.
Taste spicy and sirupy, dark fruits but not too sweet. I'm not a big fan of really sweet malty belgium beers. Once every few sips, you get a sharp spice note. I'm getting a slight metallic/mineral taste and smell from this beer. Not so much that it's unpleasent but still there... The alcool is quite present but not in a bad way. You can really feel the warth going down. Leaves a bitter orange after-taste which I really enjoy. Well balanced to me.
I drank it while vaping some good old Bobbas Bounty which I found while going through a drawer. Brings out a taste of oatmeal and raisin cookies from the BB which was really nice.
Really enjoyed it. Nice late night beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 01:34:43 | More by BrunoPettipas
Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,698 ratings.