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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

3,770 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,770
Reviews: 1,552
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 148
Gots: 269 | 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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cncbofh

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark clotted blood color into my chimay goblet. Nice thick off-white head that stuck around the entire drinking session.

Smell: Halls Menthol drops, orange candy, bananas and cloves.. nice esters.

Taste: Dare I say jolly rancher sweetness, apple tartness, lots of great fruit and candy sugar flavors. Much sweeter than I thought. But it's not overpowering and has a sharp bite followed by a real mellow aftertaste that is not entirely unpleasant. Good Stuff.

I could (and will) drink lots more of this. Moving on to the Blue and Cream labels later.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2004 02:51:55 | More by cncbofh
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Eric_Standard

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4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,770 ratings.