Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3334   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2004 I just can't get enough of this beer! hazy brownish colour. Big fluffy white head. Looks very nice in the glass I got with it in the LCBO gift pack. Sweet yeasty aroma. Perhaps banana? Super smooth flavour. It's great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2003
Fruity hop aroma that the Belgians seem to do so well, enchanting mouthfeel little carmel sweet in the middle and seemed to get sweeter towards the end. Alcohol sneaks up on you. Glob of foam stays till the end. Not a bold enough flavor to be a beer to sit and contemplate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2003
very crisp,hints of fruit and spices,somewhat light colored but not light in taste, alot of carbonation in this bottle, but not always like that,so I hear

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany color with a medium long lasting head. Complements a wide arange of meats, poultry, and spicy dishes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2003
One of the best beers to cross these lips, this is an excellent standard. Slightly fruity aroma and taste, with an extremely smooth palette. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2003
Draught, 33 cL. Dark yellow colour with long lasting head. Excellent balance and variation in the flavour of malt, sweetness, yeast, bitterness and alcohol. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1245) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Mahogany body, small tan head. Flavor is malty and fruity. Adjuncts or not, this is a great tasting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Light wheat-bock aroma. Bit fruity, sweet. Light hops presence. Dark caramel-red cloudy with off-white foamy lacing head. Med body & med-heavy carb. Nice belgian taste. Sweet & malty up front with wheat-yeast fruity finish. Light hops & bitter after. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Thin ever present head. Aroma of leather and straw. Smooth palate with a medium to full body. The mouthfeel is perhaps my favorite aspect of this one. Flavor of leather and straw. The finish is the only place where I taste any spicyness. Good but not my favorite of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2003
I’ve had this bottle of 2002 Chimay Red sitting in my closet for several months now and presently decided to show it whose boss!

Pours a deep mahogany body with a fizzy cream-colored head. An aroma of apples, pears, an amazing spicy presence, a nice musty note, as well as old but conditioned leather …….. It really evokes memories about going to my family’s old river cabin, cedar wood, the musty sweet stale air in the forest, damp compounding foliage….This brew is very earth and placid, Quit Amazing!
The body is medium, and finishes with a creamy spicy and dry staleness. I find it remarkable when brewers are able to create a beer with a natural earthiness without it being lackluster.... Chimay Red is certainly World Class!

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