Chimay Première (Red) | Bières de Chimay

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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
Ratings:
4,873
Reviews:
1,696
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.98%
 
 
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300
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1,011
For Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Side poured with standard vigor from a bottle into a Chimay chalice. I love it when the glassware brand matches the beer, and when you only own a few pieces of branded glassware, that doesn't happen very often. Anyways...

Appearance - Pours a deep mahogany color, very cloudy with sediment inside, with a nice thick two finger head that mostly dissipates over the next few minutes. Leaves no lacing.

Smell - Banana esters, yeasty, bready funk, malts. Complex nose is quite nice.

Taste - A nice fruity profile up front is backed with strong malts in the middle with a little spiciness. Still get those funky banana esters as well, although not as strong as in a weizen.

Mouthfeel - My favorite part. Finishes smooth, creamy, and with just a touch of an alcohol pop. Real nice, good carbonation level, excellent smooth finish

Overall - Chimay hits another beer right on the head. I'm not even much of a fan of dubbels or any Belgian style, but this one was awesome. Highly recommended you sample the monks products. Very good.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,873 ratings.
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