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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,953 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,953
Reviews: 1,561
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 159
Gots: 339 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

dragoondingus, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

TWStandley, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Agamemnon, Dec 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

I-Beir-the-Bel, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

GreggBarton, Dec 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

rquillin, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't incredible impressed with this beer the first time or two I had it. This last time, however was a little different. I had a bottle that I had been aging for about three years. I took it to a beer release with a buddy of mine. Wow, what a difference three years made. It was incredibly smooth and had some real depth of flavor. I think I will pick up a couple more of these to age. I love the Chimay Blue fresh...but after tasting this aged...might have to try aging the Blue also.

kempshark, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Shads42, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Scott_at_Beer_Frog, Dec 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Sipchue, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Nizzle913, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Paulkasykes30, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

benimmyeo, Dec 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

avgjoseph, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

FarOutFreak, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

sd123, Dec 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

thejoshgray, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

HarryPotHead, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

ssimpson89, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

esullivan880, Dec 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Ryanmic215, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of bigaltemple
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber brew with lots of reds. Foamy, three-finger, off-white head sticks around quite some time. Decent clarity shows a consistent stream of bubbles. Patchy lacing.

S - Sweet malts and bread dough. Very mild bitterness. Nice sense of Belgian yeast, but not too funky or overpowering.

T/M - Again, sweet and bready. Some caramel. A little more bitterness than in the nose, and just enough tang of funky yeast. Medium body, with almost perfect carbonation.

O - Excellent brew! Worst thing I can say is that I slightly prefer the Grand Reserve (Blue).

bigaltemple, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

BeerBucks, Dec 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

larrynevins, Dec 25, 2012
Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,953 ratings.