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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3564   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quevillon (2811) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
Mon premier Chimay que j,ai bu, mailleur que la blanche, car je la trouve moin amère et plus riche; un peu sucré et caramelisé.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
excellent reddish brown hazy color and a very nice inch head Mostly diminishing. A very enjoyable earthy / fruity taste. a must try for any new beer tasters

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Pours a hazy brown with an average off white lightly lacing head. Aroma of dark fruits, candy sugar and a bit floral. Flavor was yeasty, lightly fruity, nutty and a little metallic. A little thin.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
therodm (1) - USA - JAN 22, 2006 does not count
Lovely color once poured. Very nice 1 inch head, lacey when finished. Tasted yeasty and was very smooth. I enjoyed this beer although was my first, will drink again for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2006
Dirty red-brown beer with a nice off white head. Aroma is malty and light fruity. It has a good nutty caracter and a maltyness. Taste is very refreshing for this style. It has a nice earthy touch, a fine fruityness and a great nutty feeling. In the finish there is a subtile bitterness..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2006 [bottle] Very cloudy, reddish color with a huge, cottonish head. Flavors are very complex.. funky yeast, sweet frutiness, and very subtle alcohol content. Strong carbonation. This is a very fine beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2785) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Murky orange-brown with tan head. The head stayed till the end. Sour yeasty aroma with some sweet notes. Palate was a surprise with maltiness, caramel, lots of carbonation and yeast. To me its an honest well-made beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2006
[Bottle, 75cl, fresh, chilled] Everything has been said on this. Lets just say that it’s another great trappist. Fruity nose.. plum/berry. Malt hits first then a bitter hint get noticed. Fine beer overall. To my opinion, the palate is the only deceiving part of the beer.. I guess i had high expectation for that beer but i find the body a little light, the texture thin and the finish abrupt..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagobears (447) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2006 Complex taste. Fruity tasting , mostly apricot and maybe a hint of plum, some spices that are unknown to me. Yeast setiment at bottom of bottle. Beautiful hazy, dark copper color. My first Chimay and boy have I’ve been missing out. One bottle will warm you up nicely on a cold winter night. Can’t wait to try the Blue next week.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Again with the yeast. Chimay Red was a good looker but poor performer. It’s overcarbonated and equally flat if that makes sense. Blue has grown on me into some sort of chewy metamorphosis, but red I dont think has a chance. At best I got a faint amount of malt and some caramelly tones. maybe some dark fruits but I was so frustrated that I didnt bother. bleh


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