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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 3334   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1015) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2006 Excellent, aggressive belgian beer. Super strong aroma with a nice lasting head. Flavor is a kick in the mouth, very flavorful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Pours copper with a thin light tan head. Nose is a sour fruit and spice mix. Plum, raisin, apple, spice, and a bit of sour mix with a slight amount of earthy taste. Bubbly mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Would you believe I just had this at a Mexican restaurant here in Philly. Poured into a snifter the brew produced a nice creamy head. Smooth on the palate and flavorful throughout the sip.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2004
Danger, danger, danger. This stuff is great. Very full bouquet and a lot of flavor. If you like a slightly sweet Belgian beer, then this will not disappoint. Yeah, it’s trendy, but it’s good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daniela (9) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 9, 2004 does not count
why bother describing it? you’ve had it. an excellent example of its style. dangerously easy to gulp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2004
frankly I prefer teh white. But this has a slight sour cast to and is very drinkable and enjoyable. Crisp yet not biting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2004
Amber, off white lasting head. Fresh (sourish) aroma. yeast. bread. Good carbonation. Malty sweet aroma. Brown sugar. Minerals? A touch of hops. A bit thin palate. The ABV is warming.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2004
Very refreshing nice and fruity, yet bitter at the same time, nice big head as well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Better than most beers. Citrus flavor and fruity on the nose. Very nice but I usually go woth the blue. Perhaps it’s peer pressure.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2662) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Pours out a nice reddish color with a large fluffy white head. It has a good fruity aroma with a good amount of carbonation. It is a very smooth brew with nice sweet fruity/malty taste with a slight alcohol/hop finish.


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