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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,687 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,687
Reviews: 1,551
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 140
Gots: 224 | 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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330ml bottle, poured in a nice big snifter. One of the only good thing to come out of Breughel brewery (the glass). Thick beige head that stays well after 5 minutes. It's got a really nice dark orange color when held up to a light. Cloudy. Smell is spicy with maybe a faint prune touch.

Taste spicy and sirupy, dark fruits but not too sweet. I'm not a big fan of really sweet malty belgium beers. Once every few sips, you get a sharp spice note. I'm getting a slight metallic/mineral taste and smell from this beer. Not so much that it's unpleasent but still there... The alcool is quite present but not in a bad way. You can really feel the warth going down. Leaves a bitter orange after-taste which I really enjoy. Well balanced to me.

I drank it while vaping some good old Bobbas Bounty which I found while going through a drawer. Brings out a taste of oatmeal and raisin cookies from the BB which was really nice.

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Medium to deep copper red color with creamy head that dissipated fast, (this was purchased on tap in a growler, I personally think Chimay's products are better from the bottle) some lacing

aroma is very subtle compared to other Belgiums, I prefer the balance of the Chimay Red to some of the more pronounced hopper styles.

Taste-some caramel and nuttiness, with a sharpness from alcohol, very pleasant. Very drinkable

Mouthfeel-smooth with a little heat in the back at the finish…can stand alone.

Overall-my favorite of the Chimay brand. I would definitely opt for the bottle next time, as it stores well. I think this has to be very fresh off tap to really develop the aromas and subtle tastes.

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Light brown orange color with a two finger beige head with very short retention.
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Medium body with appropriate carbonation with tiny bubbles. Alcohol of 7% abv is well hidden.
Tasty, refreshing, easy to drink and very well balanced Dubbel. Not tiresome complex, actually quite versatile, you can drink this cold or warm, lay back or sensory hunting. The big bottle for this one is not to be shared.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,687 ratings.