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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3386   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2005
This smacked of quality. It was really a flavorful, complex brew that had weight and substance to it. I liked it, and probably preferred it to other Chimay products I’d had.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Poured a cloudy ruby/amber color with two fingers of head that quickly shrunk to a thin cap. The nose was of toasted malt, cherry and a mild yeastyness. The taste malty sweet tempered with some toasty grain notes. Cherry and alcohol contributes to the flavor creating a nice balance with the malts. The finish was bold and yeasty with light fruity esters. This was tastey and easy drinking. A little pricey but worth it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2005
dark amber color with a medium head that shrinks quickly. Floral smell of hops with a bit of yeast. Tastes of malt and yeast with a bit of hops. Nice medium mouthfeel. Those monks do no how to make a good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Has more of a dark coppery color, still very attractive. Has a decent floral, fruity aroma, not overwhelming. Has a semi-sharp crisp malt flavor. A little bitter somewhat dry, not as smooth as I would like. Fruit is not too noticable on the palate. Where is that silky sensation? Still a pleasant and drinkable beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1491) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Draft. Grassy floral aromas. Yes, coppery in the glass, some nice lacing. This beer is a palate standout: smooth, buttery and full mouthfeel. excellent balance. The esters translate into a lightly bitter finish with a trail of alcohol. Flavors of almonds, bread, and citrus fruit. Very good on tap with a proper pour. I wouldn’t rate it as high from the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Cloudy, rusty brown. Nice white fluffy head. Plum, raisin, malt, caramelized sugars. More of the same for taste with old hops and a metallic twang. Bubbly, dry. Very nice drinkable Belgian.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Bought a gift pack tonight with the red,white and blue Chimay along with the big chimay glass for $10.99. Bottle pored a dark caramel color with a medium white head. Good fruity crisp aroma. Flavor of malt and hints of alcohol with a medium body. Not bad , maybe a bit to sweet. I think that the white is best.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3155) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2005
Colour: copper red. There is a taste of fruity plums, raisins, blackcurrant and citrus. The flavor is more light compared to Chimay Bleu. The aftertaste is slightly bitter. Overall a very well composed trappist.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Bottle. Brown, slight haze, medium beige head. Malty, with slight yeast in aroma. Flavor similar to aroma with spicey undertones. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NDM84 (20) - Street, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Dark pour. Nice foamy head. Notes of grapes, raison, apricots, cherries and a noticible trail of alcohol. I would likely choose this over the Chimay blue any day. Very enjoyable and delicious.


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