Chimay Première (Red) - Bières de Chimay S.A.
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3.51/5 rDev -15.2%
Poured bottle into glass. 7% abv
Appearance- Pours a hazy, deep caramel brown color. Massive fluffy head that has a slight but noticeable brown tint.
Smell- Herbal and spicy with aromas of freshly baked bread.
Taste- Sweet flavors up front not unlike that of sugary candy. Fruit-like as well, with notes of plum. Has that belgian phenolic taste from yeast qualities. Roasted malts fade into the back end of the profile with a clean finish that has minimal to no bitterness. Alcohol also in the finish.
Mouthfeel- Heavy in body. The taste from the malt lingers for awile.
Overall- A true Belgian. It is of good quality and is pretty complex. Not outstanding but still smooth.
08-12-2014 00:54:21 | More by PA-hunter
4.41/5 rDev +6.5%
Pours a deep copper with a beautiful loose,thick beige head that dissipates to a film on the top after a couple of minutes. Apricots, slight clove and bready yeast ride the forefront of the bouquet with a hint of booziness in there somewhere. A long sip led to a smooth, unctuous mouthfeel filled with sweet dried fruit, great unfiltered yeast and a sweetness I can't put my finger on, non bitter chocolate? With an abv. of 7% there is an aftertaste of alcohol but not over powering by any means. A great beer.
08-10-2014 23:16:51 | More by MayonakaStout
Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,859 ratings.