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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned - 75 cl, and 33 cl bottles.
Ingredients: Pilsner malt (French barley from Champagne); wheat starch or flour (10% - 15%); dextrose (5%); malt extract (0.1%); hop extract from German Hallertaur (aroma) & American Galena (bittering) hops. Yeast & liquid invert sugar added to the bottled beer.
Chimay Red is noted for its coppery colour which makes it particularly attractive. Topped with a creamy head, it gives off a light, fruity apricot aroma produced by the fermentation. The taste perceived in the mouth is a balance confirming the fruity nuances noticed in the fragrance. Its taste, which imparts a silky sensation to the tongue, is made refreshing by a light touch of bitterness. To the palate, the taster perceives a pleasant astringency which complements the flavour qualities of this beer very harmoniously. This top fermented Trappist beer, refermented in the bottle, is not pasteurised.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2004 Pours very cloudy ruby with a moderate head. Very strong lace. Aroma is very malty withapticots and a little smoke. Flavor is similar. Fruity without too much sweetness. Slightly bitter finish with a dry aftertaste. The alcohol is not very noticable in the flavor, but you can feel it later. Thinner than the blue. Lots of carbonation. A very nice mild Belgian dubbel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Hazy copper with only a small head. Mild fruity aroma. Fruity malt taste--I noticed apricots primarily. Well carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (842) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2003
Slightly cloudy, nice natural carbonation. Slight winey flavour/fruity taste. Lots of flavour. Strong yeasty flavour. Nice ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5335) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Poured a copper color with a small off white head. The color was not was I was used to seeing in a dubbel, and it didn't include any lacing. Aroma of citrus, with some dark fruits as well. Taste was filled with grapes, plums, and some citrus and spice as well. Overall, I was expecting alittle more out of this after the bleu being my first Chimay, and I loved that.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3319) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Pours a hazy and murky brown-tanish color with a robust white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is very fragrant--bananas, spices, yeast, citrus. Start is sweet with some citrus/banana taste turning into a smoky/rose flavor, finally ending in just a mild bitterness. A very well-balanaced beer. I prefer this over the white.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Pours a hazy copper color, with a large frothy off white head. Very attractive aroma, malty with nice fruitiness. Good amount of carbonation, kind of a spicy fruit flavor, very nice bitter ending. A wonderful beer, many thanks to my brother for sharing this beer with me.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2003
malt and dried apricots on the nose, beautiful dark copper colour with very high carbonation, light spicy alcohol taste, malt flavour is like a mild dark chocolate, dried fruits especially banana, light bitterness that compliments the beer nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
this is some wicked shit very strong to the taste this looks almost ruby red and is very tart in my mind but at the same time is very smooth

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Red in color. Very fruity. The cork popped off and hit the ceiling. Really carbonated. Very fruity. Well balanced and pleasant. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Nice ceiling popper. Deep orange brown with a light tan head. Fruity metallic nose. Smooth malt flavor with citrus and fruity notes throughout. Very drinkable and well balanced.


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