Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andybeer (16) - gent, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2005
Hazy brown beer with creamy light beige head. Good maltyness some caramel, some spices and dried fruits. Taste is smooth soft malt, has some dry fruit accents and a nice touch of spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2005
pours a reddish color with a decent fluffy heady aromas of fruit, belgian style spices and sweetness, taste is of smoothness, carbonation, fruit, and spices a very nice abbey dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2005
330 ml bottle, served in a chimay glass. A dark cola brown color, with a dense medium head. It has a malty and alcoholic aroma. The beer itself is spicy and has a hot mouthfeel and a malty taste. The less good of the Chimay beers, but still a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2005
This beer has a brown body - hue apperance and a coarse light brown scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet with a sweet afther tast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (1060) - MOROCCO - JUL 30, 2005
Pours a deep amber. Creamy head with lacing. Great combination of aromas. Great complexity, great balance, and a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1242) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Tried this in Denver. A bit fuity for my liking and not enough carbonation. I am partial to the Pale Ales so the hoppiness just wasnt there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Apple, banan, raisin, coriander taste, but not real strong. Very refreshing and smooth with barely a hint of the alcohol. Unassuming but clean and smooth with a good but subtle flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2435) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Cork popped off with a shot, and I almost lost it behind the television set. Beautiful head that overflowed the bottle and filled the glass. Then continued on for the enire pour. Aromas were instantly spicy and fruity. Flavors were much drier than I had expected with all the spice and and maltiness coming through. Dry, bitter finish. I thought I was going to like this better than the Blue since it was a Dubbel, but I will have to stick with the majority and put my order in at Blue, Red, then White.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
Copper orange-brown, cloudy with fine particles. Puffy head, long lace. Yeasty, mildly fruity nose. Yeasty palate with hints of apple and sweet spice, pleasantly bitter finish. Very nice, but I think I prefer the white.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2006 great beer,texture and a smooth and very unique taste.Love the trappist beers!

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