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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

3,777 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,777
Reviews: 1,553
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 148
Gots: 271 | 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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Klassicchris

Tennessee

3.08/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured our of bottle into glass. Cost was not worth the taste. Sour fruit is all I can taste even after an hour. Not my kind of beer. Prefer IPA/porter so I may be a little spoiled. Not into fruity tastes.

Poured nice caramel w light head.

Smell-sour
Taste-sour fruit

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 03:00:16 | More by Klassicchris
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A - Deep reddish amber in color with a nice thick head. somewhat cloudy with suspended particles.

S - Fruity with a bit of pepper. No real malt or hop aroma.

T - Taste directly follows the smell. Fruity with a bit of pepper. Somewhat sweet. Very little bitterness. A bit yeasty.

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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.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,777 ratings.