Chimay Première (Red) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
3.68/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
GLASS: Chimay Goblet (Woohoo!)
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Very deep, rich, dark amber color. Smallish creamy white foamy head. Decent, but minimal, retention. Almost no lacing.
Big caramel notes on the forefront. Deep, dark fruits that are just a day away from being overripe. Nice, rich malt profile. Nice yeasty quality.
Taste is pretty light, compared to the nose. Nice malty presence, though really not very sweet. Quite earthy and yeasty, actually. Possibly over-carbonated, IMO.
Mouthfeel is creamy enough, but nothing to right home about. The overdone carbonation really hurts it, I think.
I would think of this as a good 'starter' dubbel.
My least fave from Chimay.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2008 22:10:12 | More by coldmeat23
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