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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3106   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (5525) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2002
Bottled(330ml). -very good beer but theres a lot of better belgian beers, amber color, fruty aroma, nice spicy

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2002
yes very dark red in colour. Yeasty aroma. Hugh head, very bready flavour

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2002
Dark reddish amber with huge tan head. Lightly spiced yeasty nose. A well made beer be the overabundance of yeast combined with the alcohol heat spoils it for me.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Waughbrew (18) - Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Aroma is more yeasty than malty. The head was good, but not as large as I expected. The flavor is extremely smooth with one of the best finishes I have ever experienced. More drinkable than I expected, I could have a few of these.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2002
Huge Head! Had a good clean taste to it. Very enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Nothing wrong with this beer. If you like Belgian beers this is a must.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Too dry and a bit flavorless when old or stored improperly, but a great modest ale suitible for a hearty meal of simple food when young. A fine beer for dinner time.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 11, 2002
i love the chimay monks. they rock the house. this is a slight step below the blue..but never the less..a great f"in beer. nothing bad about it at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4456) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2004 (75o ml bottle) Cloudy-red coloured with a big head. I wasnt as satisfied as I had thought I would be; some initial sharp bitter citrus flavour with a lasting burn of an aftertaste. Better than average but I definitely enjoy many more Belgian Ales from both sides of the Atlantic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2002
Dark amber coloured. Nice beige head. Spicy aroma of primarily corriander. Flavour of caramel, ligth citrus and some alcahol burn. Not much aftertaste, but a decent beer though.


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