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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,044 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,044
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 164
Gots: 373 | 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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Got the Chimay gift box with the special goblet and one of each of their world renowned offerings.

A - Nice ruby/brown color. Medium white head with fine bubbles. Slightly cloudy from the yeast still in suspension.

S - Lots of the typical Belgian yeast spice character (phenolic) predominant. Just underneath that are the strong malt and caramel tones with some fruit character like dark cherry. No hops but this beer isn't made for it.

T - Very similar to the smell the Belgian character holds true but isn't the only player with lots of malty goodness sitting on a bed of the caramelized sugars. It's a complex beer that gets even more complex the more your tongue gets used to the Belgian flavors and it warms pulling you more in to the dubbel.

M - Full mouth-feel that isn't too cloying. Has some light bitterness and finishes complex with an aftertaste that isn't exactly the same as the flavor but doesn't stick to your entire mouth. Light carbonation making the flavors sit longer on the tongue letting you take in all of the complexity.

Overall, a very interesting beer. Definitely not a beer that I could drink more than 2 of but it is the pinnacle of the style. There is plenty to discover in this bottle and I would get this again. Give this beer a try and I'm sure that you will taste an adventure that you won't easily forget.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 4,044 ratings.