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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 Orangered. Cloudy. Nice thin longlasting head Aroma of chocolate, toffee, rubber, alcohol, syrup, raisins, figs, wood and spices. Chocolate and malt flavour. Spicy with creamy and almondy notes. A bit harsh.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boutip (4852) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2003
Pourred a copperish brew with a nice big head. The head stayed on top for a long time. Very complex spice with a not too distinct alcohol taste. I would describe the taste as sweet with a light bitterness aftertaste. Very firm body. This is classic and can never get enough of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Had a small bottle with an excellent Italian dinner in Las Vegas. What a treat. Very complex and has lots of fruit flavor, but it is not distracting. Still has a robust body. Just enough bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2238) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2004 I just can't get enough of this beer! hazy brownish colour. Big fluffy white head. Looks very nice in the glass I got with it in the LCBO gift pack. Sweet yeasty aroma. Perhaps banana? Super smooth flavour. It's great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2003
Fruity hop aroma that the Belgians seem to do so well, enchanting mouthfeel little carmel sweet in the middle and seemed to get sweeter towards the end. Alcohol sneaks up on you. Glob of foam stays till the end. Not a bold enough flavor to be a beer to sit and contemplate

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2003
very crisp,hints of fruit and spices,somewhat light colored but not light in taste, alot of carbonation in this bottle, but not always like that,so I hear

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany color with a medium long lasting head. Complements a wide arange of meats, poultry, and spicy dishes.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2003
One of the best beers to cross these lips, this is an excellent standard. Slightly fruity aroma and taste, with an extremely smooth palette. Well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2003
Draught, 33 cL. Dark yellow colour with long lasting head. Excellent balance and variation in the flavour of malt, sweetness, yeast, bitterness and alcohol. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Mahogany body, small tan head. Flavor is malty and fruity. Adjuncts or not, this is a great tasting brew.


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