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:
4,883
Reviews:
1,703
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.98%
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
1,018
For Trade:
5
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into an Orval goblet by freshness date.

A:
Hazy dark coppery in color, the pour yields thick fluffy off-white head with great retention. It slowly dissipates to good amount of everlasting lace covering the surface.

S:
Mild mellow fruits remind me of apricot and dark berries. Rich malty lay as base with caramel also plus with support from phenolic spice adding more tiers in the aroma. More phenols and resins reveal when warm.

T:
Taste is complex. There is vast malty sweet wandering all over but in balance not way too sweet. Hop is there just adding slight bitter note. Fruity ester delicately sweeps throughout the palate and leads to an end with some phenol range between clove, spice and resin.

M:
Medium body, velvety smooth with a bit chewy mouthfeel , lively carbonation generates pleasant crisp throughout the palate.

O:
Well, complex yet balance also firm yet delicate, high drinkability that’s definitely a must try.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,883 ratings.
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