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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,123 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,123
Reviews: 1,573
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 172
Gots: 407 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

BlackLotus, Feb 23, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 33 cl bottle into a chalice, red slightly orange brown with a big off white head that lingers leaving good lacing, almost clear

S: Belgian yeast, banana, spice, clove, vanilla, bread, dark fruits

T: sweet and slightly sour malt, vanilla, spices, a slight lemon peel taste, sour cherry

M: lighter than expected with a lot of carbonation, drier finish

O: no doubt this is a tasty beer, good depth of flavors and balance, carbonation keeps it refreshing

M_C_Hampton, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

FLBEERGUY25, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

NikD, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Mando603, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Rn2Ln3Tn4, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

ironchefmiyagi13, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

WhiteDustin, Feb 20, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -57.8%

VDODSON, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

claytong, Feb 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

laxer8811, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

booyahachieved3, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Michigan, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

OleDixie, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

abrodsky, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

leinie13, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Shatter, Feb 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

beerme411, Feb 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

ChrisElpers, Feb 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

ackbarleywine, Feb 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

gbfarley, Feb 15, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

a: served in a Chimay glaas, dark amber color. quarter inch of head, short lived though.

s: faint, hoppy, bright. caveat: enjoyed in a restaurant, lots off competing smells.

t: light, tangy, balanced hop and yeasty, malty.

m: very highly carbonated, crisp.

o: expected more based on reputation, but glad I had it. not necessarily on my repeat list

watsonmd, Feb 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

musqayan, Feb 14, 2013
Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 4,123 ratings.