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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

3,755 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,755
Reviews: 1,551
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 146
Gots: 260 | 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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rodney45

New York

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chimay goblet, i determined that the beer is from april 2011, just over 10 months old.

A: Deep mahogany crimson brown, with a blond creamy head that lasts a very long while and leaves an intricate lacing.

S: Slight sour notes with a munich and vienna style grain bill.

T: First notes are a dark fruit ensemble of cherry, plum, pineapple and mango. Secondary profile of munich malt, pale malt and coriander. Slight notes of caramel and creamy coffee as it warms up. Minimal noble hop bitterness but present more than other trappist beers. Dry citrus and belgian spiced finish.

M: Medium body with low to mid carbonation. Slight maltodextrin style thickness, with a good balance of bitter and sweet. No alcohol feel. Top of the line.

O: This is a pretty solid trappist beer. Not the best ive had (see rochefort 6, 10... and westmalle.) Still crazy good in comparison to other beers. The intense complexity of this beer is what makes it stand out. Must be drank at cellar temperatures, or all beauty is lost on a ruined, numbed palate.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 14:04:30 | More by rodney45
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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,755 ratings.