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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2004
nice copper colour. almost pinkish. big off-white head. great fruity taste, grapefruity, and bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2005 Pours a rich, creamy head that lasts the entire drink. Body is dark amber/brown. Head is an off white colour. Aromas of spices, plums, some rum, and fruit. Taste is fruit, floral, run, prunes. FInish is spices in the aftertaste, smooth and full bodied. This is my second re-rate of this beer. FOr some reason as of late, it seems to be almost watery. Still really good, but not as good as I had first thought.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2004
i like this one more than the blue now. seems to me more versatile and drinkable. the ultimate belgian brown/dubbel ale for me. tastes best room temp, though not as refreshing. and for whatever reason, always tastes better in the big bottles. yay!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
Another great Trappist ale although I think this one is a little bit overrated.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2004 Big foamy tan head on an acorn/copper colored body. Has a fruity aroma with big bursts of malt, and yeast. and This beer is filled with big malty flavors, doughy yeast, light hops, and smooth alcohol. At first I thought it was a little bit overcarbonated but once it settled in the glass it was just perfect.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2004
A great trappist beer. The best thing about it is the color, never have I had such a perfect color. Head did not last very long however, weaker flavor than I was expecting. Great beer nonetheless. Not sure which of the Chimay selections is best...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2004
REALLY GREAT RED BEER. THIS BEER IS BEAUTIFUL FULL OF BODY AND HAS A GREAT HEAD. VERY SMOOTH AND GOES DOWN EASY

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2004
bottled: when poured into a trappist glass this beer is beutiful, thick and creamy tan head that is chunky in texture, brown hazy fluid underneath. a nose of bready earth with some spiciness to it. malty flavor with yeast inbeded bread taste and clove toffee feel. well balanced on the palate and easy to drink. more 'gulpable' then most in this class. no alcohol taste at all. i enjoyed this beer, because of its drinkability. most in this class you sip slowly. i suppose the bleu is a bit more robust higher alcohol and a more 'sipable' beer. want some, get some....trappist beers that is!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Dark red color with decent sized head poured into a Chimay glass. Floral and spicy aromas. Nice hop bite if you look for it. I like the Blue better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Cloudy brown with very little head. Mildly spicy & fruity. Finishes dry with little bit of sourness. Just a bit of hops too. Very balanced and flavorful - a must try.


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