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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,864 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,864
Reviews: 1,558
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 156
Gots: 310 | FT: 3
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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dkw0063

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-01-2012 14:36:30 | More by dkw0063
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JWing

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-30-2012 18:24:13 | More by JWing
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-30-2012 02:18:33 | More by KalanM
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cwreay90

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-29-2012 23:43:51 | More by cwreay90
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rolive

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-28-2012 23:19:33 | More by rolive
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-28-2012 05:02:41 | More by doucmehu
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-28-2012 04:59:23 | More by Giantspace
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mwar

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -75.8%

11-27-2012 15:58:59 | More by mwar
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brandon722

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

11-26-2012 19:42:22 | More by brandon722
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

11-26-2012 14:39:44 | More by crosenkrantz
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Braz

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

11-26-2012 08:03:56 | More by Braz
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-25-2012 17:18:20 | More by rm9679
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%

Bottle poured at Stubbies in Gainesville. Pours dark with a thick creamy head. Aroma of dark fruits, fig, plum, belgian yeast. Flavor follows with a burst of fruit, plums and figs are prominent, with a nice sweet candy sugar feel and some dryer yeast. This has a heavy mouthfeel, especially for a dubbel. Bit of booze, but in a good way that accents the heavy fruit nicely. World class brew, rivaling the Blue.

11-23-2012 18:22:40 | More by BMMillsy
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MarioM

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-23-2012 03:34:55 | More by MarioM
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lolgreg

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-22-2012 03:30:39 | More by lolgreg
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-22-2012 01:15:29 | More by ncworster
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BeerNacho

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-21-2012 03:44:50 | More by BeerNacho
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-21-2012 00:40:41 | More by Hanzo
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -1%

750 ml bottle into signature chalice, bottled in March 2011. Pours lightly hazy and cloudy red orange color with a 1-2 finger foamy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of apple, pear, raisin, caramel, clove, pepper, molasses, toffee, toast, light chocolate, nuttiness, earth, and yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of apple, pear, raisin, caramel, toast, clove, pepper, molasses, toffee, candi sugar, light chocolate, nuttiness, earth, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, toast, clove, pepper, toffee, molasses, light chocolate, earth, nuttiness, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; with a good spicy ester/malt balance; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a fairly creamy, lightly slick, and prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent dubbel. Very nice flavor complexity, balance, and robustness; very smooth and easy to sip on. Very enjoyable offering; this improved a lot as it reached room temperature.

11-20-2012 05:21:41 | More by superspak
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Chris_Cali_2o9


3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

11-20-2012 03:59:52 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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Haroldmillercota


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-20-2012 02:08:18 | More by Haroldmillercota
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-20-2012 02:00:45 | More by rodlavers
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lafunguspore

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-19-2012 22:04:17 | More by lafunguspore
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nico_freespirit


4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-19-2012 21:54:34 | More by nico_freespirit
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PCfirefox


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-19-2012 14:22:34 | More by PCfirefox
Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,864 ratings.