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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a 3 pack of bottles with "Free" glass at Giant Eagle in Bethel Park, PA.

Pours a nice dark amber, with a very light tan head. Head stays a long time. As does the lacing.

Smells of dark fruits, but not too strong, just enough.

Not very complex, but very nice and consistant. Definitely some roasty dark fruits. Very nice body, no bitterness at all. Rather delicious.

Better than expected.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark reddish brown, with foamy white head, about half-finger thick. Little bit of lacing, not much.

Very sweet nose of banana,apricot, other fruits, caramel, nuts. Very soothing and pleasurable. Very tropical.

Very sweet flavors of tropical fruits, chewy caramel, with a smooth as silk body. Average carbonation level. I'm loving it. Maybe a little tango in there as well. Nice.

Again, the only real setback is the price. This is an outstanding brew that is worth a four-pack or single bottle purchase.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddish cola brown with big foamy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and roasted, bready malts; some spiciness like ginger snaps. Taste is sweet caramel malts, raisin, spices of cinnamon and light clove. Medium, lightly sweet malts with dry and tart yeasty notes. Great sweetness, but not too sweet with perfect amount of carbonation yielding to a beautiful dry finish. Amazingly refreshing, superlatively balanced, complex and satisfying.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,914 ratings
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