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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,184 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,184
Reviews: 1,582
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 177
Gots: 439 | FT: 4
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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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is OUTSTANDING!!! It's in my top 10 of all time.

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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed: 12/18/14

Première (Red) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
poured from a 11.2oz. bottle into my Chimay tulip

Packaging- classic and simple Red Chimay 3.75

Apperance- unfiltered murky gold 3.75

Smell- dark fruit, yeast, faint banana 3.75

Taste- hint of warming alcohol, fruitcake, yeasty and bread like but still very very well balanced 4

Mouth-feel- clean and smooth great mouth-feel 4

Drinkability- excellent well balanced both light and satisfying at the same time 4

Overall- definitely a winner. A very good example of the style 4


A style I sometimes run hot and cold with but Trappist Monks in Belgum are hard to argue with. ---- J

Photo of bambinichole
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Aged 2 years smell apple and malt sweet Belgian auger taste apple and malt but a sweet taste very good beer

Photo of RickyS
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.32/5  rDev +4.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.16/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Sathanas
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

My video review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVipWudOKUg

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3.92/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of titvs
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18B). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L13-651. AROMA: complex aroma with malty caramely background and fruity aromas reminiscent of pinneaple and apricot. hop aromas absent. APPEARANCE: semi-dark copper with material in suspension. medium ivoey head with average retention. TASTE: flavour less rich than the aroma with mild sweet caramel notes. low apricot notes. low bitterness with a medium-dry finish. PALATE: medium body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a dubbel with very nice aromas but, alas, not so complex flavours.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of SmashPants
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Format: a stumpy little 330mL dark brown bottle with a standard macro-style label.

Appearance: poured into my St Feuillien trappist glass. A nice dark brown cloudy colour, with dull ruby when held up to the light. A great thick head with nice retention. Good lacing down the sides.

Aroma: quite a soft aroma. There are however definite heavy fruits - plums, cherries and raisins - with some caramels and spice.

Taste: more of the caramels and ripe fruits, quite full in flavour which is nice. It still doesn't feel as special as I thought it would have - pretty standard Dubbel.

Aftertaste: there is a slight spiciness and biterness on the finish. A somewhat sweet backing.

Mouth feel: moderate to full in body with a creamy feel. A moderate carbonation also.

Overall: quite a nice Dubbel, but certainly not the best I have had. I'd rather prefer a Grimbergen or a St Feuillien, the latter of which is also AU$100 a case compared to Chimay's $150. Easy choice.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 4,184 ratings.