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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,864 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,864
Reviews: 1,558
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 156
Gots: 310 | 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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amphion1065

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

750 with a 03/11 cork date, served in a Duvel tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a murky, caramel brown, with brick red highlights. A 1.5-finger, slightly off white head just won't quit. Fine, thin waves of lacing and infinite tiny bubbles coat - but don't cling to - the glass.

A lot of fruit in the aroma. Some plums and prunes, other dark fruits, but what really sticks out for me is apple. Very prominent Belgian yeast characteristics. Also a pronounced bread element, with a little bit of biscuit malt.

Fruit is more muted in the taste. The bulk of the sweetness here comes from a brown sugar-esque flavor. There's a slight metallic twang, and a lingering bitterness. What's most surprising to me is the very perceptible alcohol quality - I'm not sure I've ever had a Chimay beer in which booze plays such a major and perceptible role in the taste.

Carbonation is on the high side, but the mouthfeel is lush and smooth. A slow sipper because of the complexity of flavors, not due to any fault of the beer itself or high ABV.

A classic take on the style, straightforward to a fault. I'd appreciate a little less alcohol in the taste, but that's a minor quibble.

11-17-2011 03:30:31 | More by amphion1065
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New York

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New Jersey

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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