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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,698 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 3,698
Reviews: 1,551
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 141
Gots: 228 | FT: 1
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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Medium to deep copper red color with creamy head that dissipated fast, (this was purchased on tap in a growler, I personally think Chimay's products are better from the bottle) some lacing

aroma is very subtle compared to other Belgiums, I prefer the balance of the Chimay Red to some of the more pronounced hopper styles.

Taste-some caramel and nuttiness, with a sharpness from alcohol, very pleasant. Very drinkable

Mouthfeel-smooth with a little heat in the back at the finish…can stand alone.

Overall-my favorite of the Chimay brand. I would definitely opt for the bottle next time, as it stores well. I think this has to be very fresh off tap to really develop the aromas and subtle tastes.

Serving type: growler

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Nice aroma of prunes, honey, apricot, caramelized banana with cinnamon and grape juice.
Fruity and vinous flavor with notes of honey, plums, nutty and caramel malt, orange peel citrusy, peaches, Muscat grapes, bananas, distant tartness, cinnamon and other mild spices. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation with tiny bubbles. Alcohol of 7% abv is well hidden.
Tasty, refreshing, easy to drink and very well balanced Dubbel. Not tiresome complex, actually quite versatile, you can drink this cold or warm, lay back or sensory hunting. The big bottle for this one is not to be shared.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
92 out of 100 based on 3,698 ratings.