Chimay Première (Red) | Bières de Chimay

Chimay Première (Red)Chimay Première (Red)
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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: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark copper, ruby. Streaming with tiny bubbles. Noisy. Large foamy light beige head.

S: Boozy, spicy. Sherbet like. A touch of cinnamon, maybe even cola.

T: Like the other Chimays it's quite bitter but complemented with just enough juicy sweetness to carry it. The predominant flavour is Port wine dried fruit, with a bit of coca cola, although it's almost dry.

A: Light and juicy. The opposite of pop.

M: Smooth but not the smoothest.

O: This is my favourite of the three.

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A: The color is an amazing copper. Really a beautiful beer.
S: A bit of apricot on the nose mainly.
T&M: I'll join these two together. You can tell they've been making this beer for a long time. It really is perfect. I'm not saying that it is the best beer made, simply that they couldn't make this beer any better than they do currently. The flavors are complex while still being perfectly balanced. The mouthfeel is spot on as well, being quite smooth.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brown color and slightly transparent. Head is moderate and light brown.

Picking up quite a bit of melanodins with toasty and caramel background. Smells delicious and can't wait to taste it.

No appreciable hop bitterness. A little bit of hop spiceness. Toasty and bready malt tastes. A noticeable alcohol note to it.

Quite light in the mouth with a good amount of carbonation. I was expecting a heavy beer being that it is 7%

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 4,894 ratings
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