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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,949 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,949
Reviews: 1,561
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 159
Gots: 338 | 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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SamfordHall, Jan 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Served on tap at Hellhunt Pub in Tallin, Estonia. Paid €3.50. What a deal. I can see why people spend over $13 in the U.S. for it. Exceptional beer that exemplifies the style. I will gladly pay the price back in the U.S. for this brew. Again to reiterate, if you can afford the airfare Estonia is probably the place to go in Northern Europe for awesome beer at Bud Lt. price!

JoshatTownHall, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

DavidBart, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -11.1%

A - Pours a very dark brown with an amber/ruby red hue from a bomber into my snifter glass. Nice head that last about a minute.

S - Sweet but very Dry, dark fruit (apricot, plums) with some light fruit (pear, apple)

T - Very bitter but sweet with dark fruits. Sharp tingly flavor. Alot of yeast/sugar

M - Very well carbonated, bubbly, crisp, sharp, dry.

O - Tastes very similar to a "brut" style champagne (dry but sweet, dry fruits with vanilla and little fruit) sugar added at the end of the brewing process but not too sweet. Very complex

Food pairing - I paired this with a sweet glazed chicken and a terriaki pork and both of these did not work with this beer. I hope to dry chili next which I think will work very well, will let you all know.

bigdaddyd069, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

mattboyer182, Jan 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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3.9/5  rDev -5.8%

Look - Pours dark translucent amber with a tall off-white foamy head, decent retention, visible spring of carbonation.

Smell - Sweet bubblegum esters, tart plum, flowery, clove.

Taste - Slightly tart on the tongue, rushes onto the palate with tangy yeast and a sweet herbal body, finishes woody with tart yeast. Aftertaste is mild and sweet.

Feel - Well carbonated throughout, big body but doesn't weigh you down.

Drink - I would not turn one of these down. Very well balanced, in no way overpowering.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,949 ratings.