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Chimay Première (Red) - Bières de Chimay S.A.

Chimay Première (Red)Chimay Première (Red)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,496 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3496
Reviews: 1538
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%


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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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a clear red, nice white head, plenty of visible carbonation, no lacing.

S - clove, spice, fruit, very nice blend

T - smooth spice, a bit of fruit and some dark malt.

M - carbonation is too much for me at first, much better after sitting awhile. Thin body makes for easy drinking.

D - This is solid, but it's just not grabbing me.

This is my first taste of Chimay, I've previously sampled all the other trappist products except for La Trappe. For whatever reason, I find that most dubbels just sorta bore me, and this is no exception, despite it being a finely crafted beer. I'm looking forward to sampling the white and blue caps shortly.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2007 00:20:34 | More by markaberrant
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A: Pours a slightly hazy dark amber brown with 2 fingers width of light tan head, head has good retention, but leaves almost zero lacing.

S: Dark fruits, lots of plum and fig, candied sugar, toffee, brown sugar. There is a bit of spice and yeasty aromas as well, but the sweet components are definitely the most prominent.

T: A bit spicier than the nose. Not as sweet as the aroma, but there are definitely still sweet notes; a bit of semi-sweet bakers chocolate and dark fruits mostly. Doughy yeast, subtle bitterness and a touch of booze even though the ABV is fairly low.

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O: One of the standards of the style. Not nearly as good as Westy 8, nor is it as good as Chimay Grand Reserve, but very well done nonetheless. A must try for any craft beer aficinado.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,496 ratings.