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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,317 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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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
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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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?

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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.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 4,317 ratings.