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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3396   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Pours a dull hazy copper with a tall off-white head that lasts. Sweet and fruity aroma with corriander/banana. Taste starts a bit sweet but quickly gets dried out with a crisper spice and hop finish. The red is a bit lighter on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Poured cloudy amber, beautiful frothy head. Aroma is very pleasant, wheaty, yeasty. Head lasts, with lacing. This beer is nice on the tongue. Taste is slightly bitter, but the aftertaste smooths to a wine like character. It is overall a pleasant experience that I will drink again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Pours a reddish chestnut color with a thick creamy head that lasts forever. Aroma is fruity - banana and apricot - and spicy. Flavor is of the same fruits as in the aroma mixed with a peppery spiciness. Just a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Small Bottle..Chimay goblet pours hazy amber with a light tan creamy head.Funky smell almost like over ripe fruit that has fallen to the ground very earthy but fruity.The Taste is very rich as it should be(at $8.00 a bottle) .It is a nice malty taste with the presence of mulled spice and yeast notes blending for a unique taste. Its somewhat thin in body but the carbonation makes for smooth drinking.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Had this by the bottle at the Boston University Pub. Slighly drier than the white, if I remember right. It was okay, but not remarkable for the style. Not exceptionally strong tasting, though, which is a blessing. Not something I’d go after specifically, however.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 The nose is salty, lemony, and pilsner-esque, but with a slight altbier tinge. This one pours a brown amber that is unfiltered with a nice white head. The mouthfeel is dominated by a thick carbonation upfront that thins out into a medium finish. The first taste is banana-pepper and perhaps yeast followed by a "juicy fruit"/fig middle and a medium, dry, and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Bottle. Color was a reddish brown with a frothy medium head. Aroma medium sweet fruity tone. Flavor was full and smooth and had a long finish with an alcohol bite. Good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Cloudy brownish red color with a stable white head...lively carbonation. Grapes, yeast, and other spices. Dry bready flavor with an uderlying alcohol presence. Good first trappist ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Creamy head and dark brownish red color. Pleasant, fruity aroma, specifically banana. Medium-full bodied beer although a little boring. Still always a very good choice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Reddish brown body, small head in its glass. Aroma is sugar, bananas, and raisins. Flavor is the same. Slightly metallic. I used to like this a lot more.


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