Chimay Première (Red) | Bières de Chimay

Chimay Première (Red)Chimay Première (Red)
BA SCORE
89.1%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 4,897 ratings
Chimay Première (Red)Chimay Première (Red)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay
Belgium
chimay.be

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,421
Reviews:
1,706
Ratings:
4,897
Liked:
4,363
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
10.84%
Alströms:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
304
Gots:
1,028
Trade:
5
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DATE TASTED: February 10, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay 150th anniversary goblet...OCCASION: PSU/Illinois Sunday... APPEARANCE: dark mahogany body; thick, creamy off-white head that clings to the glass; cascading lacing... AROMA: bright, aromatic hops; some apple and pear bake in a soft, doughy aura; some ginger or allspice as well...PALATE: almost light-bodied, dry, and beguilingly drinkable presence; smooth and inviting...TASTE: grape, grapefruit, and soft pine resin--soft, pleasant, after-dinner cordial warmth; slightly acidic... OVERALL: revisiting the first beer to make me say, "Whoa," Keanu style--and the beer does not disappoint to create a drinking experience where the beer IS the moment...the Chimay family grows in strength, but the opener in the sampler outperforms most other breweries' "first-ups by a long shot with drinkability and strength to spare...

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A: Pours a red tinted brown, with an off white head.

S: A little bit of citrus, some malt, and some dark fruit (plum?) in the nose.

T: Citrus, malt, plum, dark fruit, and maybe some apricot.

M: Medium bodied and a tiny bit smooth.

O: Pretty good. I'd recommend it, especially if you like the style. I'd say it's above average for the style.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 4,897 ratings
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