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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 11, 2004
Pretty much similar to Chimay Blue, but a little less to it. Still has the spiciness to it. Dark reddish-brown in color. More drinkable than the Blue. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Bottle. Brown color with a big white head. Fruity aroma with some malt and yeast. Light bosy, a little carobonated, but flavoir had some fruit, malt, and a touch of yeast. Easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2004
Nice reddish brown color with a medium nicely laced white head. The aroma is mostly fruity and malty. Nice fruity, malty and spicy flavors with a fruity/sweet finish. Light to medium body and an oily mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Although it is not up to its sister’s quality, Chimay Bleu, it is a very good beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2004
i’ve decided this is not style of beer. too much carbonation, and not enough taste to fill the beer quota. fruity with a fizzy head. similar to the lambics but less fruit, and more spices. not enough here to make me a fan by any means.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2007 Initial appearance is the beautiful copper coloured beer with a white frothy head,it shouts.."Drink Me!" It has a nice rounded fruity, maltly flavour and a slightly sour after taste. You can tell its an abbey beer,but this has to be my favourite one so far - Totally Delicious!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Very nice fruity Belgium. I’ve actually only had it on tap never in a bottle. All flavors are evenly weighted of fruits and malt.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
750ml bottle. Obvious signs of bottle fermentation. Nice copper colour, tan head. I have to admit, I was pretty ignorant on this style going in, and so I was very surprised to find in this Belgian beer a great malt character, with hints of bitterness to balance it out. The carbonation was perfect, and the alcohol was not even noticeable. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this was very good, maybe without being truly outstanding.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
My serving of this was not all that great, if I can get this served in the propper way and under some better conditions then I will definately re rate this thing. Darker in colour with a big white long lasting head. The nose is mostly wheat and just a dab of malts which gives it a faint fruit presence. The tasete is bitter with some sourness to it. We had this at room temerature as well, dont think that this helped it too much. Different particurally from the white in that there is a nice kick of spice that is just sharp, Nutmeg? maybe?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Caramel colored body with off-white head. Aroma of a delicately spiced banana bread. Quite appealing. Good texture. Creamy and full bodied. Flavor was moderately sweet, malty, and a touch of spice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Good beer. Nowhere near as good as the Kid Rock concert I just got back from! Damn that was good! Best concert I’ve seen in a while.


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