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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3590   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2005
Hazy amber-red copper, with orangeish highlights, and a foamy tan-colored head. Nice fruity and spiciness, caramelized malt, brown sugar aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a good carbonation and a multitude of small bubbles tickling the tongue, with fruity note of dates, brown sugar, toffeish hint, caramelized malt, spicy nutmeg, leading towards a sweet malty and a shy flowery hops finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yard (45) - Senoia, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Dark brown in color with an off white head. Faint aroma with a faint taste. Malty flavor with light light hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Amber body with big off-white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity. The flavor is slightly dry and of dark fruits. Sparkling mouthfeel with a dry, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3230) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2005
bottle. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a nice foamy white head. The aroma is full and floral with plenty of dry fruits. Nice rich dry spiced notes with a thinner underlying sweetness. The finish lingers with a hint of alcohol, some fading sugar, and really brings everything together.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Great copper pour with a serious cream head. Nose is apricot. Mouth is creamy apricot and fig...bit of malt. Good beer. I’m not a huge fan of Trappist beer, but I do like this better than some others I had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Lightly floral aroma, with wheat, maybe a tad of lemon. Pours an opaque caramel brown/tan, with a generous creamy white head. Head dissipated in about a minute. Flavor is heavy with malt and fruit, apples and pears. Finishes with malt, apples, and a hit of floral hops. Feels thick, not as creamy as Chimay Bleue, with active carbonation. Warming in the chest as opposed to the face. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
CQ (15) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Au Naturale. Loving it, but I think it was better when it was not mass produced years back. I question quality recently. Chimay, beautiful. I give Microbrews current edge even over Chimay. Just prefer taste of the home made flavor of Microbrews even over some European excellence.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Very good. Doesn’t disappoint from start to finish. Full bodied in palate and flavor. Light bitterness in the finish. Well balanced overall, good looking, nice aroma. Thumbs up!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
very good beer, drinks smooth and full -- a very nice mellow abbey beer. Bot as good as other chimay offerings but good. I’m drinking this as I log in my Brewtopia tastes! Life is good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2005
#300. Never rated it though I drink it on a regular base. Nice reddish brown with a steady off-white head. Malts and red fruit in the nose. Fruity, fresh taste, good bitterness in the end. Not too sweet, wellbalanced. Full, creamy mouthfeel, maybe just a little thin towards the end (but not AT the end)this is one of the best dubbels..


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