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Chimay Première (Red) | Bières de Chimay

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4.15/5
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4,913 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,460
Reviews:
1,711
Ratings:
4,913
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
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305
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1,038
Trade:
5
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a chalice
Vintage: 10/12

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark amber brown with 2 fingers width of light tan head, head has good retention, but leaves almost zero lacing.

S: Dark fruits, lots of plum and fig, candied sugar, toffee, brown sugar. There is a bit of spice and yeasty aromas as well, but the sweet components are definitely the most prominent.

T: A bit spicier than the nose. Not as sweet as the aroma, but there are definitely still sweet notes; a bit of semi-sweet bakers chocolate and dark fruits mostly. Doughy yeast, subtle bitterness and a touch of booze even though the ABV is fairly low.

M/D: Full bodied but not thick, carbonation on the heavier side but appropriate, drinkability is average, very filling though.

O: One of the standards of the style. Not nearly as good as Westy 8, nor is it as good as Chimay Grand Reserve, but very well done nonetheless. A must try for any craft beer aficinado.

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Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,913 ratings
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