Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3121   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Pours a dark rusty brown with a voluptuous creamy head. Sweet caramel, bready, Belgian yeast aroma. Body has light carbonation, good malt balance, and a dry woody profile. Palate is silk spinkled with candi sugar. This beer is done well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Sweet aroma.Head is thick with lacing all down the side of the glass.Flavors of plum,bannana and caramel are noticed. Nice yeasty finish. Another good chimay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
Aromatic sweetness, hops, and a whif of pine. Pours a very dark brown, cloudy, lacing is quite nice. Mouthfeel is enjoyable, complex and robust. A balanced beer; alcohol is well hidden, fruity flavours come through, hops are present but not overpowering. A quality beer. Love that stubby inspired bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2003
This was amber/red with a small head. It was a medium body, malty, lightly hopped. This was a nice dessert beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2003
Aromatic spicy nose with a hint of plum, sugar and caramel. In a glass the ale was a rich ruby brown color. The head was thick and light beige and left lacing all down the side. The taste was richly malty and fruity with a touch of sweetness. The relatively high alcohol content ( 7%) was well hidden. Over all a delicious ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2772) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2003
Surprisingly quickly diminishing head for what I consider to be a premium quality (or at least price) dubbel. A mix of large and small bubbles which is indicative of low quality (with apologies to Trappist Ales Rule). Mild aroma with some slight estery yeast notes. Hazy reddish brown. Very sweet. Some candi sugar, bananas, and maybe some plumb. A sharp bite from the carbonation. Definitely a solid Belgian though not the best. Not as complex as I like to see in a dubbel but, in my opinion, superior to the Bleu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
rather new to belgium styles... not a bad beer but definitely something i would buy too much of

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
Nice fruity overtones as I got deeper into my glass. Balanced is the best word to describe it. It gets better as it warms up...nothing about it really catches my attention. Maybe a little too middle of the road. Worth having anytime though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - APR 27, 2003
Very nice color and smells so sweet. Very nice blance taste. I have found the Chimay bleu to be my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2003
garnet in color with nice sticky head. aroma of spices and dark fruits, taste of plums with some peppery spices, and caramel malt. smooth and easy drinking, nice

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