Chimay Red Premiere is a top fermentation Trappist beer, with re-fermentation in the bottle. It is an amber, copper colored beer with a soft, fruity flavor and an alcohol content of 7.0%. It is the oldest of all Chimay beers, brewed at the Trappist Abbey of Scourmont.
Serving temperature: 10-12°C
When the Trappist monks in the Abbey of Scourmont brewed for the very first time in 1862, this was the beer they brewed. That is also where this beer got its name ‘Premiere’ means ‘first’. During the first 80 years, the flavor of the beers evolved continuously. But in 1948, Father Theodore succeeded in isolating the unique yeast strain that has since been used for all Chimay beers. Thanks to this yeast strain this beer has had the same flavor for about 65 years. This beer is also available in 33cl bottles, where it is simply called Chimay Red or Chimay Rouge.