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Chimay Première (Red) | Bières de Chimay

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Chimay Première (Red)Chimay Première (Red)
BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
4,925 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:
#1,469
Reviews:
1,714
Ratings:
4,925
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
306
Gots:
1,042
Trade:
5
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Grimbergen goblet.

Appearance- Hazy amber/red with one fingered bubly white head. Quick, left some lacing. Tons of sediment.

Smell- Yeast, Oaky smoothness, cherry, vanilla.

Taste- Fruity stone fruits, bready yeast, some mild spice.

Mouthfeel- Lighter with medium carbonation. Mild warmth from the booze.

Overall- I think this may be my favorite from the normal Chimay line up.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at Bubbles in Tribeca.

Pours red-orange in Chimay goblet. Minimal head.

Smell is banana, plum, clove and spices.

Taste follows smell. Sweet caramel and malts. Cake batter like sweetness. Lots of ripe fruit. Banana and plum predominate. Mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp carbonation. Prickly on the tongue and palate.

Overall this is excellent.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,925 ratings
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