The Chimay Red Cap, or "Première", in 750 ml bottles, is the oldest of the Chimays. This Trappist beer possesses a beautiful coppery colour that makes it particularly attractive. Topped with a creamy head, it gives off a slight fruity apricot smell from the fermentation. The aroma felt in the mouth is a balance confirming the fruit nuances revealed to the sense of smell. This traditional Belgian beer is best savoured at cellar temperature (10 - 12°C).
The Chimay "Première" was the first beer brewed at the Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey by the Trappist fathers in 1862.
Its current recipe was crafted by Father Théodore when he recreated the brewery after World War II. He was directly inspired by the original recipes from the beginnings of the brewery.
Manneken-Brussel Imports is the U.S. importer of Bières de Chimay, the flagship of the Trappist beer category. Since 1862, the monks of the Abbey of Scourmont have brewed world-class Belgian ales in their small village of Chimay. These ales are all-natural, with no filtering or pasteurizing. 90% of the revenue from each bottle sold is used for charitable work around the world.