Chimay Première (Red) | Bières de Chimay

4,864 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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Serving type: poured from bottle into clear glass beer mug

Appearance: reddish brown and cloudy. foamy off-white head quick to dissipate. no lacing.

Smell: powerful dark fruit.

Taste: dark fruit with sour after taste.

Mouthfeel: prickly and medium bodied.

Overall: delicious. great sour fruit after taste.

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A- pours a dark murky brown with a reddish hue, thick, creamy light tan head with great lacing all down the glass.

S- sweet cherries, Spicy herbal notes, rich malts, woodsy, a bit of alcohol, no hop presence.

T- sweet dark fruits, cherries and figs, sweet malts with very little trace of hop bitterness finishes rather dry. Mouthfeel is silky with low carbonation.

This one isn't my favorite of The Chimay family bit it is still very solid. The dark fruit sweetness balances well with the rich malts making this a very good brew.

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A - Murky reddish brown body with a finger of light tan head and decent lacing.

S - Dark fruits such as prune, plum and blackberry come through with sweet malt tones of caramel and treacle.

T - The same dark fruits matched by chocolate, yeast and brown bread.

M - Sweet light to medium body, moderate to high carbonation.

O - Really good easy to find Belgian dubbel.

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A bouquet of fruity aroma rides along a peppery spice quality.
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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay
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