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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3155   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2002
Red and slightly spicy. Very nice aroma. Very much like the Chimay Bleu but not really as good. A bit stickier and maltier. Still a quality beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
This is a great brew. Probably my third favorite though in the trilogy

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2002
IMO more fullnes than the "white" one,tastes of fruit and yeast,hard to tell though,had it in a "Chimay" cupglas and as useally here in sweden they serve it too cold

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2002
Huge spicy fruity aroma. The flavour doesn’t quite stand up so well though - a bit thin. Almost some cherry notes to it. The bitterness does make it a bit more interesting but doesn’t flow so well. I’ll stick with blue.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2002
Beautiful full spicy aroma. Fruit notes. Color is hazy amber. fruit, and spice on the palate. very well balanced. Finishes with the perfect amount of bitterness. One of my favorite belgians I do believe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 12, 2002
Not as great as i hoped. But it’s still a very good beer with an interesting taste and a great malty flavor.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crdic (105) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
A lovely ale. This and <a href=’http://www.ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID= are my favorite Belgian ales to date. Chimay is a bit smoother, but Orval’s head and aroma are unbeatable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
Reddish brown beer with a decent tan head. Nothing really jumps out in the nose.As it warms up the flavors definately develop until at room temperature(on a SoCal summer day) this has got a great flavor.Not complex or anything just a nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2002
Red-copper color with large off-white head. Aroma of biscuit malt and fruit with a flowery hop bouquet. Taste echoes the aroma - very estery with a grape, dry finish. This is what I think of when I imagine a Belgian in my head. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2004 Not a great belgian. Chimay have lacked quality in recently outings. Certainly a drinkable beer however.


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