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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3143   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
minguimore (17) - SPAIN - JUL 13, 2003
There are beers that are made to take when you are thirsty or to cool your throat in a hot day. This is much more than this. It is an experience. It has a strong and a little bit fruity taste that fills completely your senses. Is a beer that you have to drink slowly and enjoy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2003 Pours a wonderful evil copper color. A great white head that refuses to die and a nice amount of lace. The taste hits your tounge in a beautiful wave of complexity that doesn't quite rival the bleu but is unique and very savory. I love this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 From a 330 ml bottle. Commercial description has it about right, color is appealing brown, the head itself taste pretty good. Overall the beer is pretty sweet, caramelic and pleasant with an enjoyable bitterness that pops in right on time. Complex and easy to drink for a trappist. Pure quality.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2007 July 2007. Hazy brown body with a moderate beige head (3+). Sweet aroma of malt, caramel, and lightly scorched toffee, hints of brown sugar, and wisps of yeast and alcohol. (7+) Sweet caramel malt flavour is relatively simply with dry alcoholic undercurrent that lingers long in the aftertaste. Tangy malt bite in the finish (7+). Smooth but light medium palate (3+). 7+/3+/7+/3+/14-16 - 3.7 <P>Dec 2000. The first of the gift set... Nice foamy head. Taste the spices more as it warms. Hint of fruit, goes down deceptively easy. 7/4/7/15 - 3.7

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Very fruity. But also very good. Another good one from Chimay. Not quite as good as the Bleu, but good nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Copper/Red color. Substantial head. Fruity and medium bodied and flavored. Slight bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Medium brownish-red color, lots of carbonation, but head fizzled out quickly with no lace. Smells of ALCOHOL and nuts. Malty and nutty, and even at just 7% ABV, there was obviously no attempt to hide the alcohol, which after a while, became overwhelming. Watery palate and too flat for me.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
silverbullet (17) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
Head dissipates. Cloudy, which is not how I like my beer. Apple cider. Smells good from far away. Smells really good, actually. Beery but citrusy. Not bad. Taste is not bad exacly. There's not much at first but after it sinks in it goes "BLACH!" Average nouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Very full voluminous lasting head with tiny nitrous like bubbles that give this beer a sparkling mouthfeel. The color is like an old penny... beautiful. The aroma is a little subtle but fruity malt and a little yeast... Flaor is mild for it's style but pleasing. I like the rusty taste in the head. Apples and berrys... with a bitter finish. Very nice to my mouth.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pedrobeernut (13) - San Pedro, California, USA - JUN 28, 2003
These monks make the most of the one vice allowed. A beer with complex wine-like qualities. Hints of various fruits come through as it warms. Try it with Havarti or another soft cheese. Outstanding beer.


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