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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 3388   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2005
Chimay Premiere. As my first introduction into Abbey Dubbel was quite pleasing. I since that first meeting I usally have it as a speacial treat and rare occassions. It is definitly a treat, I think I’ll treat myself to one soon.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2005
Chimay Premiere - Beautiful Ruby body with appropriate head. The beer unleashes a perfect blend of spices with malt sweetness. There is definitely something bready in this and an almost warming finish. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - FEB 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 very nice trappist. cloned it three times, the ag clone is perfect. toffee aroma w/ caramel flavor. malty and fruity, it has a rather complex body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Aroma was a bit vegetable, almost soapy. Nice lacing, but murky pour. Not unattractive however. Nice bronze color. Flavor was a bit metallic and soapy. Perhaps medicinal. Decent beer, but I would not go out of my way to purchase it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Had this one at The Old Toad in Rochester, New York. Poured cloudy read with a creamy white head. Aroma was bananas, cloves, and spice, not unlike a hefe. Taste was sweet and spicy with a medium body. Not as rich as the bleu, but quite refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Dark red/brown color and a medium head size. The aroma is mighty complex, bready malt smell (a la St. Bernardus,) and a smoked salmon and chesse smell. Flavor is a good blend of the smooth complex malts and some noticable hops. There is a definate sweetness to this, but it still comes through with the tint of flavor of good packaged smoked salmon.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2005
This is the second of the Chimay beers for me and most likely the last. Got a severe headache after drinking this one.. The color and head are good for appearance but the flavor is lacking, and I’m running low on Tylenol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Has a nice ruddy brown color to it. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Flavor starts of with malt sweetness and assorted fruity qualities. Has some dryness to it to balance things out. It may be the most mainstream Trappist beer, but it still tastes good and is easily drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2005
33 cl bottle. Served in Chimay goblet. Reddish bown w/ nice, tan head. Very pleasant and balanced in both aroma and flavor; dominated by malt and subdued spices. Easily drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2005
Silky smooth, foamy crown that lingers on, decent if weak aroma of yeast & pale spring flowers. Medium body, slightly watery palate. In my book the weakest of the Chimay Tricolor.


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