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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3607   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2006
Bottle. Brown colour with a slim head. Fruity aroma. Fruity, nutty taste. I found this a bit lacking in body; moderate carbonation. Nowhere near as good as the Blue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle. Pours a medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is a bit of citrus, some malt. The flavor was a smooth. Some honey, caramel with plenty of carbonation. Well done!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raperea (13) - El Paso, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Strong fruit/citrus flavor and aroma. good aftertaste. A Very delightful ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Looks very similar to the Blue. Smells slightly more malty with some fruit. Head dissapeared and was smaller to begin with. A little nutty, or hazel-nutty in the taste, some caramel, honey, sweet tastes. Very good. Silky is a good description of mouthfeel. Chimays are good, but sometimes the taste becomes a little TOO familiar by the end of the glass. Very good in smaller increments though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2006
(bottle) Hazy and murky mahogany colour with yeast floaties and a mid-sized foamy tanned head, slowly lacing. Sweet dark malts aroma with caramel, chocolate and faint hoppy and spicy notes. Sweetbitter flavour, medium to full bodied, lively carbonated mouthfeel. Light sweet initial toasted malty taste with caramel; dry and slightly bitter yeasty finish with a warming and well-integrated alcoholic note and a toffee-ish aftertaste. Quaffable brew, but there are better ones out there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2006
I was expecting a lot from this beer but was dissapointed.Althought it wasn’t a poor drink it just wasn’t as interesting as I thought it would be.Light brown appearance and a pleasant texture without the obvious alchohol impact you would expect from a beer of this strength. There was no complexity and nothing to say that this was a highly thought of Abbey beer.Still theres always the blue and the white left to try.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ghawener (1565) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - FEB 17, 2006
bottle: Another great beer from Chimay, aroma, appearance and tests are all top a beer to be enjoyed.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beanwiggin (22) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
wonderful beer that is, for the most part, easily accessible. has a nice texture and a good balance of flavor, leaving you with a very satisfying taste in your mouth. enjoy this one and compare for yourself!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (785) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - FEB 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2006 Pours a red to light brown and hazy beer with sediments and a big creamy head with good retention that leaves a huge lacing. Nice yeasty aroma with caramel and spicey herbal hints. Very strong banana with palm syrup smell. There are also soft notes of raisins, fruits and vanilla. Flavor is moderately bitter with some coffee and nuts, ending slightly alcoholic and with a good finishing duration. Medium body. It feels incredibly smooth in the mouth with it’s silky texture and soft carbonation. This beer has a warming effect. Great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pstorvik (60) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2006
33 cl bottle. Pours with good sized, quickly dissapating off white head leaving some lacing and coppery amber color. Pleasant spicy floral aroma. Slightly dry smooth spicy flavor with a hint of alcohol and a touch of bitterness. Yeasty spice flavor lingers. I will have more of this brew.


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