Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Had this by the bottle at the Boston University Pub. Slighly drier than the white, if I remember right. It was okay, but not remarkable for the style. Not exceptionally strong tasting, though, which is a blessing. Not something I’d go after specifically, however.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 The nose is salty, lemony, and pilsner-esque, but with a slight altbier tinge. This one pours a brown amber that is unfiltered with a nice white head. The mouthfeel is dominated by a thick carbonation upfront that thins out into a medium finish. The first taste is banana-pepper and perhaps yeast followed by a "juicy fruit"/fig middle and a medium, dry, and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Bottle. Color was a reddish brown with a frothy medium head. Aroma medium sweet fruity tone. Flavor was full and smooth and had a long finish with an alcohol bite. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Cloudy brownish red color with a stable white head...lively carbonation. Grapes, yeast, and other spices. Dry bready flavor with an uderlying alcohol presence. Good first trappist ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Creamy head and dark brownish red color. Pleasant, fruity aroma, specifically banana. Medium-full bodied beer although a little boring. Still always a very good choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Reddish brown body, small head in its glass. Aroma is sugar, bananas, and raisins. Flavor is the same. Slightly metallic. I used to like this a lot more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2005
A light bodied double that strangely has hints of rice in it...reminiscent of a Kirin or Sapporo. I swear I did not have any sushi or Japanese beers tonight. Shaka Tamasna Kata Frata Brada!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Pours more of a light brown than copper, thick head quickly dissapates. Might be my oncoming cold, but the aroma is quite muted, nothing really prominent. Fruity flavours with a spicy underlay. Cherry, dried apricot notes. Full bodied with a balanced finish. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2005 Pours a dark brownish color with a nice amount of foamy white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Flavor is light on the palate, sweet with raisiny spicy finish. Only the slightest bit of an alcohol taste. Overall, delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 pours a ruby colour with a moderate lasting head. Apricot and Plums in the nose. easy on the palate, refreshing finish, i really enjoyed this.

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