Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3046   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhound (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2003
It's hard to review this beer while drinking it, as my eyes sort of roll back in my head in ecstasy. Of the Chimay beers I've tried, this is hands-down my favorite although they are all good. The malt sweetness seems to be better balanced in this one than the others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 21, 2003
In my opinon the best of the red/white/blue Chimay beers. The color is a dark amber, almost reddish brown. The head is think and dissipates fairly quickly. the flavor is not as sweet as the other chimay ales. There is a slight bitterness which is appriciated, the other chimays are amost too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Wondeful dark golden pour, with a large frothy head. Aroma of sweet fruit, with a nice balance of taste between sweet fruit and bitterness. My favorite of the 3 main Chimay beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2005 Rerate: January, 21st 2005
Bottle Red-brownish murky body. Off-white (light-brown, faints of pink) head, which lasts mostly. Good lace. Nose of malts, spices. Complex, warm flavour. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Heavily bitter finish. Fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2003
(330ml bottle)Orangey brown, big creamy head which leaves nice laces. Apple, apricot, yeast and alcohol aroma. It has malty, pepery slightly fruity flavors. I'll drink the 750 ml bottle pretty soon and see if there's a big difference.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2003
Great dark ruby red color, with a nice head. Noticeable tastes of raisins and caramel, not as good as Chimay Bleu though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2003
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 Lest complex of Chimays beers. A slight taste of raisins, nether malt or hops stand out really it’s a refreshing beer. Could be my version of the world’s best beer to drink on a hot day but most would not agree with me here

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
This is the best of the Chimay ales. It is so malty and yeasty. I can't get enough of this stuff and luckily it is not too expensive. If you haven't tried it...you should.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tallguy108 (34) - USA - JAN 16, 2003

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
weasel1 (3) - escondido, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003 does not count
i recently had this gem of an ale fruity and very good on the palet the rich head complimentsthe exciting burst in your mouth on the aftertaste

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