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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3353   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1069) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2004
Aroma of cherry which clears the nostrils. Copper appearance with a thick quickly disappearing head. Flavours of cherry, fizz and apricot. Lingering pleasant finish. Nice as a novelty but wouldn’t want to live on it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2004
(33cl bottle) The nose is full of yeast and dough that wets the appetite. Upon my pour the beer produced a lovely head, but the head quickly dissipated. The palate is full flavored and refreshingly carbonated. Much of the flavors seem to be either apple or pear. The hops are slightly spice, but restrained. The finish is long sweet and full of rich candi sugar flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Very carbonated, fizzed up as I swashed it. Sweet cherries, apricot, alcohol, and malt. I was kinda dissapointed by this. A pretty good dubbel, and seems to be pretty easy drinking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2004
yeasty with a pronounced banana flavor with other fruit notes. a good brew. i must try more by chimay

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1734) - 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 (1539) - 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.


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