Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3545   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2004
i’ve decided this is not style of beer. too much carbonation, and not enough taste to fill the beer quota. fruity with a fizzy head. similar to the lambics but less fruit, and more spices. not enough here to make me a fan by any means.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2007 Initial appearance is the beautiful copper coloured beer with a white frothy head,it shouts.."Drink Me!" It has a nice rounded fruity, maltly flavour and a slightly sour after taste. You can tell its an abbey beer,but this has to be my favourite one so far - Totally Delicious!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Very nice fruity Belgium. I’ve actually only had it on tap never in a bottle. All flavors are evenly weighted of fruits and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
750ml bottle. Obvious signs of bottle fermentation. Nice copper colour, tan head. I have to admit, I was pretty ignorant on this style going in, and so I was very surprised to find in this Belgian beer a great malt character, with hints of bitterness to balance it out. The carbonation was perfect, and the alcohol was not even noticeable. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this was very good, maybe without being truly outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
My serving of this was not all that great, if I can get this served in the propper way and under some better conditions then I will definately re rate this thing. Darker in colour with a big white long lasting head. The nose is mostly wheat and just a dab of malts which gives it a faint fruit presence. The tasete is bitter with some sourness to it. We had this at room temerature as well, dont think that this helped it too much. Different particurally from the white in that there is a nice kick of spice that is just sharp, Nutmeg? maybe?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Caramel colored body with off-white head. Aroma of a delicately spiced banana bread. Quite appealing. Good texture. Creamy and full bodied. Flavor was moderately sweet, malty, and a touch of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Good beer. Nowhere near as good as the Kid Rock concert I just got back from! Damn that was good! Best concert I’ve seen in a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Rich reddish brown in color with a frothy tan head. Definitely can taste the wheatiness and the alcohol. Sweet smell of flowers and wheat. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Overall, delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
The first thing I noticed was the floaties in the bottle. Do not be alarmed by this. Upon opening the bottle, a volcano of froth escaped. Poured, carefully, into a glass it became half head. The smell is acidic, but not unpleasant. Has a sweetness to the aroma as well. The taste is heavenly. A hint spice (clove?) is present. Something citrusy is going on too. Bitterness only lasts a moment. I wish I had another one of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 Chimaaaaaaaay! Had quite a bit of floating crap while inside the bottle. Coppery with a big foamy head. Has kind of a metallic smell to it. Has some sort of spicey yeast smell I can’t put my finger on. Does kind of have the skin of the apricot smell. Has a smooth dry nutty metallic taste. If this is what monks do then I am in the wrong business.

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