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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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4,202 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,202
Reviews: 1,584
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 180
Gots: 457 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website

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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Serving Type - 750ml bottle, poured into a snifter (due to lack of a chalice)

Appearance - Pours an amber color. Dark red-ish brown. A white head sticks around for a while but dissipates quicker than I'd like. Still quite the eye-candy while it lasts.

Smell - Overwhelming. So many things going on here. The most prominent is...'spice'? Pepper maybe. After that some fruit-like smells. It smells...sweet. Over my head I think.

Taste - Spice is coming through here as well. What exactly that spice is beats me. But it tastes damn good. Fruit flavours are coming through here as well. Some grape-esque flavours perhaps. Complement the spice flavour very nicely.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, falls of the back of the tongue like rainbows. Dangerously drinkable.

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A- Pours a hazy copper color with a huge and long lasting off white head. A nice looking brew.

S- Big clove, banana, Pepper, Some dark fruit, A lot of wheat and lemongrass. A very nice smelling brew.

T- A light flavor at first. A bit of a caramel sweetness. A slight dark fruit in the beer. A bit nice breaddyness to this beer in terms of flavor and it really helps add a silky smooth feel. A slight clove and a cinnamon, peppery spiciness. A lightly flavored beer but very pleasant and very well rounded.

M- A smooth beer and velvety on the tongue. Very lively with high carbonation.

O- This is a very nice beer. Well done and very delicious. The flavors could be bolder but not bad for 7%abv.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 4,202 ratings.