Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2003
Rich yeasty aroma. Deep red colour with large foamy head. Great malty taste with mild yeasty flavours. Fantastic beer with a great complexity and hints of orange and pear. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Mild yeasty aroma.Smooth medium hoppy yeasty flavor with a touch of banana.Clean finish.Lacks the character the other Trappist, and many, abbey dubbels have.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2003
this was my first experience with the chimays and i was more than pleasantly surprised. served in a goblet showcasing a nice fluffy cream head, the beer was a clear deep yellow. lots of aroma with a bit of a floral scent. mostly malt with a citrus finish. very fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2003
33 CL Bottle. One of the first times I've had the small bottle of this one. While I enjoyed this one, the bigger bottle does tend to have more complexity. This one was a bright deep copper color with a moderate off white head. Malty aroma with a touch of fruit and floral hops. In the small bottle very clean and more refined.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2003
a nice light belgian taste. Not nearly as harsh as most of the belgains that i've had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2004 Murky brown color with a medium head. Fruit filled aroma. A malty flavor with some dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate. I would almost call this one Chimay Blue light. A nice Dubbel and this is quickly becoming one of my favorite styles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
orangelazarus (53) - USA - MAR 12, 2003
Good crisp taste with a fruitness closely matching bananas. Nice amount of carbonation and froth makes me think this would be an excellent beer for a hot summer night. Also, crazy alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Got a bottle of this as a gift today, I usually skip right over the Red and the White for the Blue. Poured a nice deep red color, head is initially quite strong but it shrinks quickly. Yeasty spicy flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Despite having tried this beer in the past, I hadn't rated it, which means I hadn't had it in the 13+ months I'd been here. So I picked up a bottle, half expecting that my "matured" palate would end up treating this as an also-ran, perhaps an "accessible" Trappist beer. Accessible it may be, but even still, it's a damn fine beer! The body is a beautiful hazy chestnut, topped by a small tan head. The aroma is Belgian yeasty, medium sweet, malty, with just a slight hint of spice. Tastewise, it's mildly sweet, yeasty, malty, and lightly spiced. Very well-balanced. It's got a big body -- definitely for sipping, not for gulping. Even still, the mouthfeel is light, no doubt owing to the flood of carbonated bubbles that touch your tongue on contact.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 10, 2003
What's not to like about this. The aroma is outstanding, the appearance is great. The flavor and texture are so smooth, that its hard not to like.

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