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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

3,741 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,741
Reviews: 1,551
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 145
Gots: 255 | 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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SleepyMonk

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3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Chilled 33cl bottle poured into a Chimay chalice glass

Pours with a thick head initially that shrinks down to a thin surface covering. Body has a very thick and opaque coffee color.

Nose is very mild fruit and phenol notes when chilled however the odors open up more as the beer begins to warm towards room temp

Taste has a very strong malt profile with various dark fruit flavors mixed with slight medicinal/schnapps notes.

Mouthfeel is an almost perfect combination of medium body and crisp carbonation with a mild alcohol finish.

I have tried this same beer on tap and the difference is almost enough to consider them two different beers. The bottle version is a lot more "active" than its on-tap cousin

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2009 12:56:31 | More by SleepyMonk
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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,741 ratings.