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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3626   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2006
[Bottle - Old Chicago - Beaverton, Oregon]
Dark Amber color with a great aroma a very clean crisp spicy brew. The fruity aromas where wonderful this is a very good brew and would love to visit the acutal brewery one day.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber color, full head. A mild spiciness coupled with yeasty and fruity aromas. A smooth drinking ale, with up front yeast aroma. Mild bite. Very good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3228) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours a reddish color with a decent fluffy heady aromas of fruit, belgian style spices and sweetness, taste is of smoothness, carbonation, fruit, and spices. decent brew.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2006
Not bad - But not great....Bitter and carbonated. Nice Reddish/brown appearance - very foamy head. Fruity and spicy -- This beer can definetly stand up for its self.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 18, 2006
Bottle. Reddish brown with large brownish head. Very sparkly. Sweet and malty. Notes of dried fruit. A bit to mild though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2006
11.2 oz bottle - Pours reddish brown with a big, foamy head. The aroma is light and fruity. The flavor strikes a nice balance between the malt sweetness and some bitterness, along with very apparent fruit notes. The palate is very lively and smooth, though it could stand to be a little more full. The finish is dry. This is a very good beer. Though at four bucks for a small bottle being easily the best price I’ve found on it, I’d like to see something a bit more full and complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2006
I like the white and blue better but the coppoery cololr and balanced palate make it a decent pick.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2007 red brown with creamy white head. Like the other chimays it has a lively carbonation. Defenetly a bit like the bleu but not as complex. It feels like a little bit less of everything. Ok finish! Re-rating june 07: 2001 bottle enjoyed at a quiet pub in Venezia: Muddy brown with good head. COMPLEX - Dark sweet fruits, malty, light alcohol, pleasant warmth, port notes - light spice. This experience was fantastic!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - APR 12, 2006
Poors golden brown with a pebbly head. Drinks easily despite its high ABV. I found the red and white versions indistiguishable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quinten (1060) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2006
red brown color, foamy head, Medium bodied and wonderfully smooth velvety well balanced bitter-sweet-alcohol palate from start to finish, some woody flavours in there as well. Lighter flavoured than both the Blue or White but still a great beer in its own right. I think I prefer it over both the Blue or White


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