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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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4,240 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,240
Reviews: 1,590
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 191
Gots: 494 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light brown with with a ruby hue to it and a big off-white head that takes its time settling down. Very nice aroma of the belgian yeast, some roasted malt, fruit, a little hops, and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is very very nice. The belgian yeast, roasted malt,some fruit, and a touch of hops that holds everything together. A touch of alcohol was present. Medium bodied and active mouthfeel. Call me crazy but this is my favorite from Chimay and my favorite Belgium beer.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although this beer may lack some of the complexity of the blue, and maybe be a little less dark and rich as some other Dubbels, what it does have is some vibrancy in the form of a lovely fruitiness. There are very pleasant notes of apricot jam, some red apple, a bit of breadiness, and some late mild bitterness. The whole package is fairly straightforward, but has an appealing freshness to it. The typical Belgian yeast notes are present, but more subdued than you would expect. Very light notes of banana and clove, and in exchange you get the brighter fruit notes. Pours a chestnut color, with fairly good clarity unless you swirl the yeast into the glass. At 7% abv, this is a nice alternative to the higher abv blue as well. Nice, as always.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 4,240 ratings.