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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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4,317 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,317
Reviews: 1,604
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 202
Gots: 562 | 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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Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy dark orange/light brown color with a huge four-finger off-white head, with tons of sticky lacing lining the glass.

Smell: Light dark fruits, very malty, pretty earthy/estery, pretty bready, barely discernible hops.

Taste: It's interesting. Very bready and malty, with bread/earthy tones leading the way. Slight hop tinge and not really any dark fruit flavors. A bit of metallic taste at the end. I was expecting more, perhaps this is a bad bottle?

Mouthfeel: Moderate body and moderate carbonation, slightly creamy.

Overall: Not as good as I was expecting, but still above average overall. I need to try this again, because that metallic flavor at the end really has me thinking this is a bad bottle.

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Appearance: Pours a cloudy mahogany color with a two finger off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Somewhat sweet malt with a strong presence of brown sugar and dark fruit.

Taste: The dominant themes here are just like the smell. Malty with some brown sugar and dark fruit notes. There is a bitterness in the finish along with some warm alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with slightly over aggressive carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a toned down version of the blue in my mind. Good, but I would rather have blue.

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Ar: Roasted malt - caramel, dark fruit; subtle raisny notes.

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M: Lively carbonation, chewy but quite refreshing.

O: Very nice, understated and surprisingly refreshing. Well worth a try.

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