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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 Southern sweet tea appearance, Thick but light and frizzy head. Nose of moldy cheese, apple and wine. Taste as same as the nose, with a nice finish. Very unique taste that only a good Belgian can offer. Rerate: Amazing. . I love how creamy and vanilla it gets as it warms, but still retains an oaky, fruity slightly bitter side. 12/12/08 Rerate Pretty damn close to my favorite beer on plant Earth.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5515) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 I vacillate between this one and the blue as to which is my favorite from this brewer. Too pricey for me to have very often but it makes a nice change of pace. +++ Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this brew poured a murky brown color with a faint reddish tinge and a huge creamy beige head that lingers and leaves a bit of lacing. There is a tart, sweet fruity hop aroma with light sourdough bread undertone, a touch of mustiness and hints of cherry, raisin and toasted caramel. The flavor was tart, bitter and had light touches of fruity and floral hops, cherry, sugar, caramel, nut and a faint musty undertone. The finish was long, sour, tart , fruity and somewhat astringent with some noticeable alcohol. Fairly full bodied. Very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
Aroma:fruity,raisin,camrale.... Appearance:Amber with small head... Flavor:Raisin,caramel...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: APR 29, 2005 Nice abbey ale, but nothing compared to westvleteren8 (i’ve had that one in a place in my hometown). nice hopbitter and alcohol taste. good balance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
Dirty and astringent nose. Nice color with big carbonation. Dried dark fruit notes are very well hidden.Starchy mouthfeelwith an acidic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2005
I enjoy how this beer feels on the palate....very light a bit oily. I feel the flavor is complete and nothing extra, nothing missing. It’s balanced well. The apricot flavor is most predominate and not overwhelming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2005
The predominating maltiness of this beer demonstrates itself mainly in the many dried fruit aromas and flavors...figs, currants, apricots, maybe caramel too...plus a definite alcohol presence. Nicely done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2005
Bottle. A very dark pour with a foamy white head. A very strong aroma typical of dubbles. Very nice blanaced flavor. Nice hint of spice and slight woody flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2005
Bottle Pours a hazy brownish red witha nice modest faomy off white head. Aroma is mainly the musty belgian slant with some light pitted fruit. Soft woody flavor with that dusty musty flavor. Not much of the belgian spice but sublte and easy. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - APR 10, 2005
on tap, nyc. Nice dark red, malty aroma. Sweet malty flavor. Nice rose pedal palate. the Blue is better- but this is a hell of a beer. It has more kick.


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