Chimay Première


I love pulling out a bottle of Chimay, because it makes using my Chimay glass feel so official    The Chimays are Trappist ales, and I’ve previously reviewed Chimay’s Grande Reserve Ale, which is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale.  Tonight I’m drinking Première, an Abbey Dubbel ale.  It still has the fruity undertones of Belgian yeast, but this one isn’t primarily cherry like the Grande Reserve, but peach and apricot, more complex and not as sweet.   The Grande Reserve is probably my favorite Chimay, but this is still an outstanding example of a Trappist ale, and not a beer to miss.

I give it a 4.8 out of 5.

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