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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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4,294 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,294
Reviews: 1,600
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 197
Gots: 533 | 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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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber red with a two finger off white head, which lasted all the way to the end. It's clear with a decent amount of carbonation.
I smelled clove, spice (couldn't decipher which ones) and carmel.
Bitter hops with some burnt toast along with raisns make this a good tasting and complex beer. I also taste some clove spiceness which is rather faint but a nice added touch.
This beer is intially crisp followed by hoppy bitterness. As the flavors change a slight spice effervecence lingers on the tongue. I'm left with a sweet malty after taste which reminds me of raisins.
This is a very good beer. Its very nice looking and has some complex flavors. A beer I will enjoy again.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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%

Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 4,294 ratings.