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Old 03-25-2007, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default Chimay Premiere (Red)

So, last night I decided to splurge and purchase a bottle of Chimay Premiere. It's a Belgian Trappist Ale. It cost me $11.00 for a 25.4 oz bottle... which seemed a bit ridiculous, but a friend of mine has really talked this beer up... so I gave it a shot. It really was hands down the best beer I have had... although I'll admit that even though I have sampled quite a variety I know there is still a very long list of beers I have yet to have as well.

Anyway, I wondered what others thought of this beer. I took a picture of it to cherish/remember my first Chimay consumption.



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Old 03-25-2007, 02:16 PM   #2
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There was a liquour store in Aberdeen, MD that I used to go to whenever I was in that neighborhood just to buy their Chimay. Back then it was $8/bottle. I used to get the red, blue and gold labels. Great beers one and all.


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If you haven't yet, try Westmalle's tripel. It's fun to splurge.
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Try the Chimay Grand Reserve or the Orval
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Old 03-25-2007, 04:37 PM   #5
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I haven't found an offering from Chimay that I didn't like. The Grand Reserve is awesome!
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I have to say I like the Grand reserve a lot better, but the red is good. I still have yet to try the white label one.
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Another vote for the Grand Reserve. I love Chimay.
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Think of it this way: if you were a wine drinker, you'd probably describe a good-tasting bottle (same size as the Chimay) that costs $11.00 as a "bargain wine."
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I have only tried the Blue. I liked it very much but it gave both SWMBO and I a headache.

Some breweries to try:

Ommegang
Unibroue

You should be able to get large bottles of their offerings for several dollars less than the ones from Belgium.
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Think of it this way: if you were a wine drinker, you'd probably describe a good-tasting bottle (same size as the Chimay) that costs $11.00 as a "bargain wine."
I used that same rationale to talk myself into spending $17 bucks on a bottle of Fantome this past weekend because I have wanted to try some of their product for a while.


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