Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1518) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Draft. Grassy floral aromas. Yes, coppery in the glass, some nice lacing. This beer is a palate standout: smooth, buttery and full mouthfeel. excellent balance. The esters translate into a lightly bitter finish with a trail of alcohol. Flavors of almonds, bread, and citrus fruit. Very good on tap with a proper pour. I wouldn’t rate it as high from the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Cloudy, rusty brown. Nice white fluffy head. Plum, raisin, malt, caramelized sugars. More of the same for taste with old hops and a metallic twang. Bubbly, dry. Very nice drinkable Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Bought a gift pack tonight with the red,white and blue Chimay along with the big chimay glass for $10.99. Bottle pored a dark caramel color with a medium white head. Good fruity crisp aroma. Flavor of malt and hints of alcohol with a medium body. Not bad , maybe a bit to sweet. I think that the white is best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3345) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2005
Colour: copper red. There is a taste of fruity plums, raisins, blackcurrant and citrus. The flavor is more light compared to Chimay Bleu. The aftertaste is slightly bitter. Overall a very well composed trappist.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Bottle. Brown, slight haze, medium beige head. Malty, with slight yeast in aroma. Flavor similar to aroma with spicey undertones. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NDM84 (20) - Street, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Dark pour. Nice foamy head. Notes of grapes, raison, apricots, cherries and a noticible trail of alcohol. I would likely choose this over the Chimay blue any day. Very enjoyable and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
riordan93 (14) - USA - JAN 4, 2005
One of my favorites. Excellent combination of body and taste. Very smooth with a slight maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2004
33 cl bottle: Hazy amber brown color w/a lasting off white head. Yeasty, vinous raisin ester, and a little earthy/musty. Fresh baked bready malt, hints of alcohol, and an every so slight hint of roast with some bakers chocolate & diacetyl. Well balanced, but is lightly to bitter. Some roast comes through a little stronger than I remember it in this one and is almost coffee like. Dry flavor overall in the finish with some herbal hop flavors as well that linger into the aftertaste. Toasted matl comes through after the roastiness up front. Very little fruitiness as I also remember it having more. Highly carbonated, medium body, and lightly astringent. Alcohol is only lightly noticeable in the mouth. Overall, I’m a little disappointed with this beer, or at least this bottle. I seem to remember it being a little more complex. Fruity esters are low in the flavor and it seems to be a little over hopped for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2004
The strongest and fruitiest of the three Red, Blue, and White beers of Chimay. You can’t go wrong with this beer. Serve it with dinner or by itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ddenomme (36) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2004
Just a great beer. Looks beautiful, rich and full, dark but a hint of orange. Citrus notes, but not fruity. Creamy thick head gives way to a smooth but strong beer that lasts forever on the palate and could change your worldview if left to do so. Try it.

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