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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3501   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 21, 2005
dark red color with a foamy off white head. dark fruit aroma. similar to the other chimay ales but less complexity. not as much spice on the tongue. goes down warm. still very good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Pours a absolutely beautiful reddish color. The fluffy head on this beer is really icing on the cake of one of the best looking beers i’ve ever seen. Cloudy to show that it’s unfiltered. It smells of fruit and malts mostly. Flavors are much like the smell would lead you to believe. It’s somewhat fruity and malty but has an excellent balance to it. The mouthfeel is incredible very smooth and finishes great. I cant wait to try the blue and other offerings from this monestary.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 17, 2005
Bottle, 33cl. Even though this is a wonderful beer, i must say Chimay Red is the one i least like from this brewery (i’ve also tried white and blue - a lot!). Beautiful reddish brown colour, a little cloudy, with a creamy beige head, that doesn’t last long (at least for a trappist). The flavour is less complex than other Chimays and the taste includes impressions of malt, spices and oak. I prefer the flavour when the liquid is warmer. It seems more complex and tasteful. Conclusion: a very good Belgium Dubbel that reminds me how pleasurable is to drink an authentic trappist beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2961) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Bottle. Served at the <a href=http://news.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/blue- Tree Inn. A happy, hazy beer smell wafts from the Trappist glass after it’s poured. Brown and hazy body with a surface skim of light foam, but no lacing. The smell lightens up once you put your nose in the glass. Taste includes impressions of brown sugar, rum, and a slight prune darkness. Despite the relatively light alcohol for this style, there’s actually a kind of barley win maltiness to it. Works well as a casual summer drunking experience. And Jeezis Peet, I’ve just checked off the Maple Tree’s beer menu: they still have a dozen beers I haven’t rated yet! Hmmm...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2005
750 mL bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with no head except for a thin ring around my snifter. Aroma is malty and nutty with dried fruit, spice and yeast with a bit of sourness in the foreground. Flavor is of doughy malt and sweet fruit (dried cherries, peaches, and plums) and spice (corriander and allspice). There is a pleasant Bretty sourness found in this beer that I think helps balance and round it out. I’m getting a bit of hop bitternes but next to no flavor so I’m assuming they are using old hops as is usual with the lambic brewers. Also some tannins are evident in the dry finish. Body is medium-full with a good bit of carbonation. Great beer, better than Bleu I think.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2009 Bottle, 7%. Yeasty, malty aroma, slightly spicy with some CO2. Hazy chestnut colour, semi-stable tan head. Quite yeasty flavour with a long malty aftertaste. Not as sweet as some dubbels, but not really dry either. Mouthfeel a little swelling, due to quite high carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
A light brown colour, with a good head. Spicy aroma, with a sweet taste. An okey beer, but the Chimay bleu is the best from this brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
03 or 04 Bottle. Nice brown/red color with big head. Lots of the Belgian yeast in the aroma, nice and spiced, with some fruits. More of the yeast and sweet malts and fruits in the flavor, and an appropriately thick mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Nice fruity aroma and beutiful reddish brown color. A nice drinkable belgian. Dry, fruity, and a touch of hops. Quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2005
on tap. Poured a nice copper with a nice head. Aroma was hoppy and somewhat floral. The flavor was acrid and overcarbonated, but overall pretty enjoyable


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