Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3387   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2004
Very refreshing nice and fruity, yet bitter at the same time, nice big head as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Better than most beers. Citrus flavor and fruity on the nose. Very nice but I usually go woth the blue. Perhaps it’s peer pressure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2721) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Pours out a nice reddish color with a large fluffy white head. It has a good fruity aroma with a good amount of carbonation. It is a very smooth brew with nice sweet fruity/malty taste with a slight alcohol/hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2004
Nice aroma, sweet fulfilling flavor. Pours murky brown with little head, perfect. A++ WILL DRINK AGAIN!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2004
A deep reddish color with a light tan-off white, fluffy head. Fruity aroma, mostly of darker fruits with slight floral notes. Medium-full bodied, lightly carbonated and smooth mouthfeel. A slight hint of lemony hops followed by light alcohol warmth. Sweet flavor component isnt as strong or complex as the chimay bleu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Muddy red. Off white head. Slightly gamy aroma with yeast, spice, some citrus. Good body with some sweetness. Rich and lucious with some fruit and I get a hint of sarsparilla. Overall, very good, but not as complex as some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - NOV 22, 2004
Great beer with a smooth aroma.Nice taste.Also the first trapist beer i have ever tasted.Then i started to fall in love with Trapist beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorqui (2141) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 21, 2004
Schiuma aderente e di lunga persistenza, profumo intenso con un aspetto elegante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lbishop (8) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 21, 2004 does not count
A very good and smooth beer for a dark beer. Most beers of this strength (7%) have a very heavy, hoppy taste; at least to me. This is a strong beer without being overpoweringly strong or too stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2004
Brown thick head, slowly disappearing. The body is dark copper colour and the aromy slightly fruity. The taste is fruity, but a bit more bitter than its cousin the Chimay bleue. No obvious alcohol in the taste, and a milder finish. Very good, but I still prefer the bleue.

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