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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3623   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7301) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2006
11 oz. bottle. Very smooth, didn’t expect that at all. Strong, enjoyable. Fruit flavor, and deffinately a ale to enjoy for a long time.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
geastman (5) - USA - FEB 4, 2006 does not count
One of the smoothest beers I have ever had. Sweet aroma, a slightly thin head, fruity, hoppy taste

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dimitri99 (63) - USA - FEB 4, 2006
Enjoyable. I had "Chimay Premiere" in one of the large bottles, splitting half ot it with a friend. It was enjoyable, strong, very drinkable, though inferior to Chimay Blue in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Dark coppery colored with light brown head. Very light fruit aroma. Not a really strong fruit flavor or taste in general as other trappists.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8685) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2006
Bottle. Off-white short head. Unclear orange red body. Aroma of berries. First impression of flavor is sweet berriest is however modified by the powerful carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2006 A sweet almost barleywine like aroma. Cloudy red appearance with no carbination. A tart and floral flavor with a medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2006 I think this was my first Abbey Dubbel which men’t why it was weaker than a triple or quadrupel. Pours a dark mahogany with very fluffy white head. Aroma is fruity and the taste is the same as it. Fruity but you could tell it was weak, the alcohol didn’t have the kick and make it that much fruitier, ok but I’ll take a stronger abbey anyday.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Cloudy, dark ruddy copper colored pour with a tall nutty head. Yeasty nose with some dried prune. Very yeasty flavor as well and the texture is quite buttery. This beer starts with a nice herbal hoppiness, and finishes with a touch of cinnamon and clove. Very nice overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Foamy cream-colored head on a hazy reddish brown body. Aroma was initially more hoppy than I expected, then with some time displayed sweet red fruits that became more and more apparent. Fairly carbonated on the tounge and medium-bodied. Smooth and a little yeasty. Flavor is subdued, but good. A very pleasant beer, but not very complex.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quevillon (2897) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
Mon premier Chimay que j,ai bu, mailleur que la blanche, car je la trouve moin amère et plus riche; un peu sucré et caramelisé.


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