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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,764 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,764
Reviews: 1,551
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 147
Gots: 268 | FT: 2
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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PCfirefox


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-19-2012 14:22:34 | More by PCfirefox
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy deep reddish amber color with a decent off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells of caramel and chocolate up front with a fair amount of fruity and sweet maltiness. Light pepper and yeasty esters provide balance as the hop aroma is just about non existent. The flavor is sweet with lots of caramel and dark sugars with a fair amount of dark dried fruits. Prunes and raisins mixed with a bit of pepper and other assorted yeastiness. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. I love the flavor, and the aroma isn't half bad either. For my personal taste the carbonation level is a bit high and makes the mouthfeel a bit too bubbly. Minor annoyance to my palette in an otherwise fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 00:34:12 | More by johnnnniee
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TerrapinWakenBake

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2012 20:29:11 | More by TerrapinWakenBake
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jratt79

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-18-2012 01:00:13 | More by jratt79
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DontBurnGarlic

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -27.5%

11-17-2012 15:00:28 | More by DontBurnGarlic
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Lucidious

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-17-2012 00:58:22 | More by Lucidious
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JRBUSNA02


4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-16-2012 19:20:49 | More by JRBUSNA02
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-translucent brown amber color with a off-white head and some lacing

S-caramel, dark fruit, yeast, slightly spicy

T-dark fruit, malt, caramel, slight nutty flavor, yeasty with a hint of bitterness

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-very flavorful and drinkable dubbel that is readily available

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 01:49:34 | More by MDDMD
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sneaks2210

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-14-2012 22:05:16 | More by sneaks2210
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-13-2012 21:15:49 | More by mtbdonn
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-13-2012 17:18:31 | More by CurtFromHershey
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robmoak

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -27.5%

11-13-2012 17:16:12 | More by robmoak
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metalblack


4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-13-2012 15:46:55 | More by metalblack
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-11-2012 18:47:25 | More by SadMachine
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hopnerd

Australia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-11-2012 06:56:42 | More by hopnerd
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

3.08/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not thrilled with this beer. It was a gift from someone and I had heard good things about this brew. When I drank it though, I thought it was kind of flat and lacked any distinctive flavors.

I got a faint smell of malts and bread. The taste was more of the same along with a little bit of sweetness. I kept waiting for a more powerful flavor to come out as the beer warmed but it never happened. Even if the beer wasn't as bold as I hoped, if it was easy drinking, I could find a place for something like this but it just didn't go down that smooth either. I know this beer isn't overly expensive but it costs more than what I would be willing to pay for it so I most likely won't be drinking it again anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 04:06:51 | More by mjpolzin
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-11-2012 00:42:01 | More by LarryMyers
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Threske

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-10-2012 14:14:36 | More by Threske
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Iztok

Slovenia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-10-2012 08:29:48 | More by Iztok
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bgfresh

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-10-2012 02:26:50 | More by bgfresh
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jpstevens10

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-10-2012 01:47:52 | More by jpstevens10
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-09-2012 09:25:33 | More by mick303
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-09-2012 09:16:27 | More by Dank26
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-08-2012 21:42:12 | More by t0rin0
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Bguth

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-08-2012 08:00:34 | More by Bguth
Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,764 ratings.