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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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4,237 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,237
Reviews: 1,589
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 190
Gots: 491 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy orange-brown with little lacing and retention. Aromas of malt and dark fruit prevail with a touch of apple and brown sugar on the nose. Fairly strong spice notes as well. The ale is spicy and bitter from start to finish which helps to mask the medicinal flavor. Phenols are readily apparent, and I lose the complex flavor amongst the fairly heavy spice and bitterness. The sweet aroma helps to balance the bitter after taste. The medium carbonation feels dry on the palate. The beer is good from start to finish, but for me it doesn’t live up to the hype. It’s slightly above average. For me the Chimay Grande Reserve is much smoother and more enjoyable.

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

Enjoyed this stubby bottle out of a large chimay glass.

A: Pours a dark brown hue with a thick, tan, 3-finger head that slowly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace and a partial trail down the glass.

S: Sweet aroma with hints of dark fruits and spices.

T: Equal mix of sweet and bitter flavor with a nice dark fruity background. There are a lot of complex flavors and spices here.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Classic Belgian Dubbel – nicely balanced and easily drinkable.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this as a final beer of the weekend. I sip this beer in celebration of a good weekend with family and in resolution to have a successful upcoming week.

I used a snifter to savor the Red. Based on an aggressive pour I had three and a half fingers and a lot of good sour belgian smell. It smells great.

The taste seems subtler than the blue. You get the sour presence. It is a luxurious taste.

I am glad to have made the decision to end the weekend on this beer. Good job Chimay.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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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  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
93 out of 100 based on 4,237 ratings.