Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2006 great beer,texture and a smooth and very unique taste.Love the trappist beers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kepano (249) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Pours a beautiful opaque copper with a frothy off-white head. The aroma is light and fruity, apricot, banana and various spices are noticeable. The mouthfeel is smooth and soothing. It lightly tickles your tongue and the back of your throat as it goes down. The flavor is yeasty and bitter but well balanced. Not as complex as the Chimay Bleue but interesting nonetheless and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2006 Deep hazy auburn brown colour with a thick creamy and lasting head. Dusty, fruity aroma, with hints of spice. Flavour is sweet and bitter, but does not linger. Re-rate: Lots of boiled veges (zucchini?). Aggressively sweet and bitter, but neither dominates. A classic, but there are better out there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Biting odor, vaguely cinnamon/rhubarb. Deep reddish color, with auburn highlights. Medium white head. Biting, bitter flavor. Very carbonated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Very nice. Head is effervescent and smooth. This is as nice, and perhaps smoother, thant he white. Easy, simple, unassuming, powerful. Not as flavorful as the white but still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethbc (14) - USA - JUL 3, 2005
Definitely a much lighter beer than the bleu. The head is exceptionally thick, but dissipates quickly. A good beer, but i’d probably stick with one of the other Chimay offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Reddish color and fruity taste. Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Fruity and mildly spicy aroma. Cloudy syrupy red color. Fluffy head. Head dissipates fast to a thin compressed line. Taste is spicy malt with a very nice mouthfeel. Some sweetness. Very doughy and bread pudding-like with a muted spiciness. The sipping Chimay! At a paltry 7% you can have about one more than you can of the others.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Large, but quickly disappaiting tan head and reddish copper body flow from the 330 ml bottle. Excellent lacing. I miss the uncorking ceremony accompanying most good Belgians. A light fruity aroma and subtle sweetness in the initial palate were a bit unexpected and differ a bit from other dubbels. This variety is a tad less bold and complex. Still, the advertised apricot flavor was present, as were plum and black cherry in the mid-palate. A pleasant sourness and smooth dry finish put strong postmemo to this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Could I join a monestary and spend the rest of my life brewing this beautiful nectar? OMG! Fantastic red color. Puffy, mousse-like head that clings to the glass. A little cloudy. Fruit, malts, excellent balance, smooth, nice finish.

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