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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3387   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Amber to nut brown with a huge off-white head, good lacing. Huge wheat aroma with a sweet and malty nose. Wheat flavor with caramel notes. A little dry to metallic finish. Medium palate, dry and warm.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2004
Bottle: Pours a red coppery body, with creamy head. Aromas of fruit, and hints of vanilla. Tastes of fruit, and somewhat sour. slightly feel the alochol on the finish. I enjoyed this one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Reminds me of a shallower chimay bleu. Malty and nice, but I’d never buy it next to the blue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
i love all the chimay’s!what can i say?!copper in color with a huge head.notes of hops and yeast.excelent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
750ml brown bottle w/cork. Reddish brown, compact off white head. Fruity aroma. Notes of spice, pepper, faint vanilla. Rich malts, some woodiness and more spice in the mouth. A bit of dry finish, some alcohol notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Vary hazy, reddish-copper color with a fizzed up head, much of which remained for the duration of my drink. Spiced-up, fruity aroma. Sour alcohol flavor... that’s what I tasted right off. Some dark, dried fruitness to it. A touch of bitterness. I’ll have it again, but not often.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Good solid offering from Chimay. Spicy, yeasty, with just enough richness to satisfy but not overwhelm the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1443) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2004
The Chimay Red poured a cloudy copper-gold. It had a fizzy fine-bubbled white head that had decent retention.

The aroma was very vinous (red wine / champagne) with some sour notes.

The flavor was strong pear and champagne with smaller notes of alcohol and a little sourness. Some yeastiness and bitterness came out as it warmed. The mouthfeel was pretty smooth, but a little fizzy.

Overall, I personally didn’t care for the flavor at all (pear and champagne). I really don’t like champagne and this was way too similar for me. It was pretty well made and did get a little better as it warmed, but I was already tuned into the flavors I didn’t care for.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 5, 2004
This beer is wonderful, not as strong as the grand reseve but still has full flavor. You have to have a glass for this, the sedement is rather bad at the bottle of the bottle

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beersuds (14) - Beaumont, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Just can not say enough about this beer. It has the head of champagne,the color of scotch, the body of a chianti, and the taste of mother earth. It’s fruity and earthy and full of both aromas


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