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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobaidan (523) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2006 I find this to be the perfect beer. Just the right combination of fruity.malty and alcohol flavors. The strain of yeast has a very destinctive taste that you can’t find in any other brew. Ver very good ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Bottled. Pours murky brown with a copper hue. Hugh creamy tan head. Aromas of sweet banana and a bit of skunk. Creamy carbonation with flavor notes of prunes and/or raisins. Just a bit of bitterness at the end with no alcohol warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2004
My first taste of the style is still one of my favorites. Nice balance of sweetness and alcohol. One I still like to revisit every once in a while.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2004
33cl bottle, Sampled December 2004
Pours a lightly hazy amber copper color that is topped by a pale amber head that is large and frothy. The beer is well carbonated with a steady cascade of bubbles rising form the bottom of my glass. The aroma is typical of the chime yeast with notes of bubblegum, alcohol, fruity notes of plum and raisin, some spicy notes of ginger, all-spice, and clove. The fruity notes are definitely the dominant ones in the nose.

The taste is lightly sweet, with soft fruity notes of plum, raisin, fig and clove up front. The beer then moves to a sharp note that is a mix of carbonation, and yeast derived esters, as well as a bit of alcohol in the finish. The beer is quite light on the palate, almost a bit too thin. There is a certain level of astringency in the finish, which I have always found a bit distracting in beer brewed with the Chimay yeast strain.

Overall this is not a bad brew, certainly nothing to get really excited about, but it is a solid beer. It really could use a boost in the malt intensity / body department though, it just seems a bit thin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2004
Warm brown color with some hazyness and fluffy beige foam. Sexy aroma’s of dried fruit like figs and plums, but also aroma’s of cookie’s. Tha taste is intens and well ballanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1020) - 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 (387) - 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.


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