Chimay Première (Red) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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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
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
Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,864 ratings.