Chimay Première (Red) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by JustinBathurst:
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
First off, this was cellared for a year and a half (large corked bottle). Poured a dark ruby red. The head was the dark side of tan, going to lace after first showing up substantially for a minute or two.
Smells quite floral, sweet and fruity. I have to make the comparison to Hoegaarden... it's similar in aroma. As it warms, the alcoholic notes waft up a bit more.
Nicely carbonated. Mouthfeel is good and average. Nothing amiss.
Tastes a bit woodsy with definite high alcohol notes. Tart initially, then bitter towards the finish. The aftertaste is a pleasant sour. As it warms, you get a bit of vanilla.
I quite like this. A nice one to bring out on special occasions.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2006 22:57:52 | More by JustinBathurst
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