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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,689 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,689
Reviews: 1,551
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 141
Gots: 226 | 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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trackstar1043

California

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy copper brown, with a bit of sediment at the bottom. Huge 2 inch tan head with great retention but little lacing.

S - Smell of warm toasty malts, a mix of spicies, a semi sweet carmel tones.

T - Rich and complex, has a mildly toasty flavor that seems to warm you us as it goes down. The spices come in next followed by a slight bitter-sweet hops finish.

M - Med to full bodied, has a smooth texture but not crisp, the aftertaste linger for a bit also. Strangely, no matter how cold the beer was it somehow seemed warm as it went down.

D - Very nice to drink and a great example of a Dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2008 16:14:52 | More by trackstar1043
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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,689 ratings.