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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2004 Big foamy tan head on an acorn/copper colored body. Has a fruity aroma with big bursts of malt, and yeast. and This beer is filled with big malty flavors, doughy yeast, light hops, and smooth alcohol. At first I thought it was a little bit overcarbonated but once it settled in the glass it was just perfect.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2004
A great trappist beer. The best thing about it is the color, never have I had such a perfect color. Head did not last very long however, weaker flavor than I was expecting. Great beer nonetheless. Not sure which of the Chimay selections is best...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2004
REALLY GREAT RED BEER. THIS BEER IS BEAUTIFUL FULL OF BODY AND HAS A GREAT HEAD. VERY SMOOTH AND GOES DOWN EASY

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2004
bottled: when poured into a trappist glass this beer is beutiful, thick and creamy tan head that is chunky in texture, brown hazy fluid underneath. a nose of bready earth with some spiciness to it. malty flavor with yeast inbeded bread taste and clove toffee feel. well balanced on the palate and easy to drink. more 'gulpable' then most in this class. no alcohol taste at all. i enjoyed this beer, because of its drinkability. most in this class you sip slowly. i suppose the bleu is a bit more robust higher alcohol and a more 'sipable' beer. want some, get some....trappist beers that is!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Dark red color with decent sized head poured into a Chimay glass. Floral and spicy aromas. Nice hop bite if you look for it. I like the Blue better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Cloudy brown with very little head. Mildly spicy & fruity. Finishes dry with little bit of sourness. Just a bit of hops too. Very balanced and flavorful - a must try.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 23, 2004
aromas of floral hops and belgian yeast. some spiciness in the aroma. some malty nuttiness, sweetish fruits like white grapes, caromel, cookie dough, hop bitterness, floral flavors. Fairly light compared to like rochefort. still kicks the ass of a lot of beers.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2004
I love this beer! I like the Whole CHimay line, as a matter of fact. A great fruity/spicy taste. A good beer anytime you are in the mood. A great dinner beer or desert! I like the tripple a little better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Copper red color. Substantial head. Fruitiness and spice more apparent as it warms. Slight bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2004 light copper color, medium head with so-so last. not as cloudy as I like an ale of this sort, yeast kind of playing it cool. good drinking beer when you're "having more than one" and overall very mild for [a trappist ale] my liking.


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