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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3339   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1733) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Copper/amber color, with a large white/tan head. Aroma is yeast and fruit. Flavor is yeast, brown sugar, and fruit, but they are rather subtle. The end is dry.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
Really nice rich red colour. Smooth taste considering the alcohol percent. Head lasted throughout the glass. Little pricey at the LC though $5 per bottle

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
29 Aug ’04 Aroma: Gentle sweet spice frit hop malt. Appear: Cloudy deep browns, suds lacing. Flavour: Light fruit hop, easy drinking. Palate: A littel thin, nice level of bitterness, flavour dosen’t linger and taste is pleasant but not long.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lunkie (1537) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
Malt hop aroma. Cloudy brown colour with good head. Smooth malt hop flavour. Fizzy palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Back around 20+ years ago when I first discovered this I thought it was godly. Have not had it in a few years. WHAT the hell happened?! 330 ml bottle about 6 mos old. Slightly hazy copper color. Aroma was light fruit and yeast. Flavor was not much differant. Had a hint of spice in the tale end of the finish. Mouthfeel was a bit watery. Highly quaffable tho unremarkable. Not like it used to be.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Nice dubbel. Yeasty , alcohol, etc. Lots of goodness going on here. Not as good as the Blance or Bleu but still quality.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4547) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
Yeast, alcohol, coriander, bitter oranges and cherries in the sweet malty aroma. Opaque, burnished copper coloured with thick, off-white, lasting head. Sweet, brown sugar, caramel malt flavour. Light fruity bitterness cuts the sweetness towards the finish. Medium-full body with nice round mouthfeel. Bottle. Thanks OKBeer!

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Pours a medium brown with a lasting head. Aroma is unpleasant and reminds me of baby spit-up. Flavor is yeasty and sweet. Has a thick mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Big bottle at the Electric Factory (another great value). In your face, overpowering frothy pour. Once settled, I detect a hint of earthy and mustiness in the aroma. Dryer and thinner than the Rogue Dead Guy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2004
subtle not-so-frothy head from the larger bottle. It’s the first brew I’ve uncorked which gives it immediate bonus points! Smells delicious and tastes even more fabulous of a fruity bouquet. Delicious!


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