Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
onelststnd (19) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Wonderful beer, Very solid, but probably my least favorite of the Chimay beers. Still has great taste and body. The last sip from the last glass is just as tasty as the first one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
(on bottle)Hazy, ruby red with a patch white head. Surprice came over me with the hoppy aroma, big for a dubbel..Fresh and pearly mouthfeel and a taste dominated by caramel and old, sweet grapes.. Slightly bitter finish. lacks a bit warmth from the alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1411) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
brownish appearance kinda looked like ice tea. almost a chocolatty smell to it bit of fruit. smooth body you can get better beers for half the cost of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andybeer (16) - gent, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2005
Hazy brown beer with creamy light beige head. Good maltyness some caramel, some spices and dried fruits. Taste is smooth soft malt, has some dry fruit accents and a nice touch of spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2005
pours a reddish color with a decent fluffy heady aromas of fruit, belgian style spices and sweetness, taste is of smoothness, carbonation, fruit, and spices a very nice abbey dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2005
330 ml bottle, served in a chimay glass. A dark cola brown color, with a dense medium head. It has a malty and alcoholic aroma. The beer itself is spicy and has a hot mouthfeel and a malty taste. The less good of the Chimay beers, but still a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maupie (926) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2005
This beer has a brown body - hue apperance and a coarse light brown scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet with a sweet afther tast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - JUL 30, 2005
Pours a deep amber. Creamy head with lacing. Great combination of aromas. Great complexity, great balance, and a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1229) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Tried this in Denver. A bit fuity for my liking and not enough carbonation. I am partial to the Pale Ales so the hoppiness just wasnt there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Apple, banan, raisin, coriander taste, but not real strong. Very refreshing and smooth with barely a hint of the alcohol. Unassuming but clean and smooth with a good but subtle flavor.

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