Chimay Première (Red) | Bières de Chimay

4,857 Ratings
Chimay Première (Red)Chimay Première (Red)

Brewed by:
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: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Orval glass. 1 finger head which fizzled its way down a bit but stuck around. Smells of dried plums, raisins, bready/biscuity, alcohol and small hop presence. Strong taste of the typical dried fruits as you expect from most Trappist beers. Complex and delcious with a small warmth of alcohol. The mouthfeel is a bit upseting as it feels overly carbonated and soda like.
Overall I am upset I only picked up one of these. Find it, and enjoy it. I did.

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This is a very smooth, easy drinking beer. It's a classic. It's malty and enjoyable. I probably won't seek this out again, but I will never turn it down.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,857 ratings.
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