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Chimay Première (Red) | Bières de Chimay

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4,912 Ratings
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: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Always a suprise to see stuff of this calibre in some macro place that you wouldnt expect and pours a hazed orange light copper hue with a creamy two finger head and a rim of lacing,the smell is burnt toffee,caramel,fruitcake,pecans and raisins,the mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of marzipan,caramel,toffee,candied figs,cherries,port and finished with a herbal berry warm bittersweetness and overall its very drinkable while having lots of character and hiding its ABV very nicely.

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A: Pours a rustic dark brown. As with all Chimay beers, ridiculously huge and fluffy light brown head. Fades somewhat quickly with only a hint of lacing.

S: Mellow caramel malt. Raisins and bananas. Hint of brown sugar and a little bit of earth.

T: Mild caramel with some toffee up front. Turns into lots of raisin in the middle with some earthy character. Banana and then some spices leading into the finish. Mildly drying in the lingering aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, feels lighter than it is due to typical chimay high carbonation. Very smooth.

O: Pretty decent dubbel. Malty, mellow...almost to the point of blandness but I find this to be fairly typical of a lot of dubbels. Smooth and very drinkable, however. It gets a pass.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,912 ratings
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