Chimay Première (Red) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a murky, leather shade of tan, highly opaque with tiny, tiny sediments that can be seen floating around when held to the light. Gray colored head stays thin and sits atop the beer. Aroma is packed with caramel malts, licorice, dates, figs, and warming alcohol. Taste isn't far behind, also full of toasted malts and dark fruits, with some burnt sugar that hits heavy on the tongue. Grape flavors start to come out in a medicinal, but not off-putting kind of way. Some peppercorns faintly in the background along with a spice that is hard to put my finger on, could possibly be clove. The aftertaste on my tongue is wonderful - deep, bitter chocolate, along with bread, biscuits, oats, and campfire charcoal. Medium body with a large amount of carbonation.
Another solid product out of Belgium, here. May not be the best, but it's certainly worth a try, and something I wouldn't pass up if offered. Highly complex, but right on the money.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2012 02:54:28 | More by tectactoe
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