Friday, 4 August 2006

Review: Chimay Première (Red)

Chimay Première (Red) from Bières de Chimay (Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont)
Rating: B+

Appearance: Dark brown with garnet highlights. Big two finger head with good retention. Nothing in the way of lacing.

Smell: Aroma is surprisingly spicy, with some malt and belgian yeast underneath.

Taste: This is a beer to let warm up. The warmer it got, the more flavorful it became. Spicy, then bready yeast and malts. Bitterness seems well-balanced. Finishes dry, which I like.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body, improves as the carbonation fades

Drinkability: Could use a little bit more in the flavor department, but drinkability is good.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 08-03-2006 23:14:33

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