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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aedil (2) - USA - MAR 10, 2006 does not count
Very enjoyable Abbey beer. Moderately strong with a distinctly fine taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2006
just classicly good. this should be as bad as beer gets like this should be like budweiser or something. the world would be cooler that way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7134) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2006
750ml bottle shared with HogTownHarry at Brasserie Frisco. Pours a murky bubbly reddish-brown with a large lasting creamy off-white head. Nice aroma of yeast, dark fruit, brown sugar and spices. Sweet fruity flavour with yeast, spices, malt and a mild bitter finish -- very tasty. Alcohol is very well hidden. Medium bodied. Pleasant and easy to drink, this is very good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3349) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2007 Re Rate: Pours a copper color with a very lively white head and nice lacing. Lots of fruity tones, spices, yeast, and hops. Taste of fruits, spice, caramel, citrus, and champagne. Lots of flavor here; underappreciated when I first tried this...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcmole (28) - USA - MAR 4, 2006
Enjoyed this beer, but again, is not the perfect beer that others claim. Good mouthfeel, with a hoppiness that complements the maltiness nicely. Won’t drink regularly due to cost, however.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2006
Bouteille-Une dubbel brune avec une forte odeur d’alcool. Goût d’épices et de fruits.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 This brew pours deep, burnt brown color w/ a full, semi cremy froth. Posseses a rather impressive retention in the head compartment and recedes to reveal a thick, lasting lace. Aromas of a malted bamboo earthiness. Full nectar w/ ample residual effers to include a few Champagne streamers. Bold and very flavorful. Big and malty w/ only a mild sweetness. Strong flavors of drunken brownies, dark fruits, a hint of mint, tobacco, and green dark wood. Theres a persistant peachpit bittering that emerges early on. The finish is long and bittered well. Superb balance in such a strong and complex brew. Highly recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2006
As it states a copper beer with a nice creamy head but quite small. Some caramel and toffee flavours detected in what is a great tasting beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alichino (1) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAR 2, 2006 does not count
The filterless nature of this brew is probably one of the most interesting things about it. Smooth, clean, easy to drink with just a hint of bitterness. This is a good dinner beer to augment a nice steak, although, a very rich meal would probably bland out the taste of the beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
almankin (10) - Crowley, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2006
I have never enjoyed ales of any flavor until now. All I remember of it was how smooth it was and how tall the head was. Gota try that Blue now.


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