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Chimay Première (Red) | Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Première (Red)Chimay Première (Red)

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Bières de Chimay

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This copper-colored ale boasts flavors of apricots, brown sugar and nutmeg. Brewed since 1982, Chimay Première is the first beer ever produced by the Trappist monks of Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey in Belgium.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-20-2000

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Enjoyed with poutine last night at Belgian Fries. So far, I'm not a huge fan of Belgian beers, but I figured since I was at Belgian Fries and the other options were Canadian macro brew, I should try something Belgian.

A: Cloudy chestnut with lots of head.
S: Yeast, roasted malts (not super super dark though), plus a light floral scent.
T: Deliciously malty.
F: Smooth.
O: I enjoyed this more than I've enjoyed other Belgian or Belgian style beers I've tried. I'd have it again.

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Appearance: Pours a rich caramel color with a thick, beige head.

Smell: Mild, unique yeast aroma

Taste: Complex flavor profile centered around distinct yeast flavors, finishing with just a hint of bitterness.

Feel: Smooth texture with a pleasant bite of carbonation.

Overall: A classic abbey ale, with a yeast blend you won't find anywhere else. Smell slightly underwhelming, and doesn't quite measure up to the Grande Reserve but a fantastic ale and a great introduction to Belgian beer.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,926 ratings
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