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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


3.9
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2455) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9541) - 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.

4.5
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kepano (261) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Pours a beautiful opaque copper with a frothy off-white head. The aroma is light and fruity, apricot, banana and various spices are noticeable. The mouthfeel is smooth and soothing. It lightly tickles your tongue and the back of your throat as it goes down. The flavor is yeasty and bitter but well balanced. Not as complex as the Chimay Bleue but interesting nonetheless and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2006 Deep hazy auburn brown colour with a thick creamy and lasting head. Dusty, fruity aroma, with hints of spice. Flavour is sweet and bitter, but does not linger. Re-rate: Lots of boiled veges (zucchini?). Aggressively sweet and bitter, but neither dominates. A classic, but there are better out there

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Biting odor, vaguely cinnamon/rhubarb. Deep reddish color, with auburn highlights. Medium white head. Biting, bitter flavor. Very carbonated.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5644) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Very nice. Head is effervescent and smooth. This is as nice, and perhaps smoother, thant he white. Easy, simple, unassuming, powerful. Not as flavorful as the white but still nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethbc (14) - USA - JUL 3, 2005
Definitely a much lighter beer than the bleu. The head is exceptionally thick, but dissipates quickly. A good beer, but i’d probably stick with one of the other Chimay offerings.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Reddish color and fruity taste. Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA


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