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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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4,319 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,319
Reviews: 1,604
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 202
Gots: 563 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-20-2000

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Ratings: 4,319 | Reviews: 1,604
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4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a chalice, the beer is a dark, hazed, almost opaque amber coloring with a frothy, light, yellowish head that settles in around a quarter of an inch. Steady flow of carbonation throughout. Aromas of bready backbone with a rich date and fig sweetness, tart apple highlights, and some spicy notes. Very balanced aromas. Flavors are smooth and roasty, with an apple and date sweet backbone, some cinnamon and all spice, and a slight warmth from the ABV. Extremely well balanced. The aftertaste has more of a fruit bread character to it, with sweetness and richness balanced together. Robust, full body kept light by the carbonation. Smooth, slightly warming finish that beckons you back again and again. Delicious.

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Served in my La Trappe goblet

A: Pours a Dark brown caramel body, with a thin head that dissipate almost instantly.

S: A softly dry fruit smell, finishes dry woody, some alcohol can be detected too.

T: Bitter hops with a dry woody taste, good carbonatation that give equilibrium to the bitterness, the alcohol despite its 7% its not present at all. When the beer warms a little a smooth fruit flavor begins to appear.

M:Bitter hops aftertaste, with softly fruit notes.

O: It is pretty bitter, but also refreshing, another great beer but not so complex as other trappists, anyway its worth the try!

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