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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3142   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2003
(330ml bottle)Orangey brown, big creamy head which leaves nice laces. Apple, apricot, yeast and alcohol aroma. It has malty, pepery slightly fruity flavors. I'll drink the 750 ml bottle pretty soon and see if there's a big difference.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2003
Great dark ruby red color, with a nice head. Noticeable tastes of raisins and caramel, not as good as Chimay Bleu though.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2003
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 Lest complex of Chimays beers. A slight taste of raisins, nether malt or hops stand out really it’s a refreshing beer. Could be my version of the world’s best beer to drink on a hot day but most would not agree with me here

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
This is the best of the Chimay ales. It is so malty and yeasty. I can't get enough of this stuff and luckily it is not too expensive. If you haven't tried it...you should.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tallguy108 (34) - USA - JAN 16, 2003

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
weasel1 (3) - escondido, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003 does not count
i recently had this gem of an ale fruity and very good on the palet the rich head complimentsthe exciting burst in your mouth on the aftertaste

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2003
Excellent brew. Dark amber color. Nice complex brew with a great blend of malt and hopps flavor. Medium bodied at best but a nice mouth feel. Some what spicy as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Very good, but lacking the complexity of the Bleu. Piles of pillowy head atop a burgundy amber body. This beer is rife with fruity flavors, especially cranberry, raspberry, and cherry. A medium woody hint complements the mildly spicy yeasty finish. Finishes a little syrupy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Not as good as the other two for sure. Very creamy, fluffy head. Seems lighter than the other 2 and not as flavorful. I'd drink this baby every day though...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2003
Yeah its ok. Nice n bubbly, decent weird favour thingamigig. Gosh, I liked Duvel last night better. What else? Hope the white and blue are better: its all a bit ho hum really... not a tough guy beer (that is, not for me...)


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