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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3563   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2007 750ml bottle. Dark red. Really quite carbonated. Sweet, spicy aroma. A smooth, easily drinkable beer, unusual of 7% beers, alcohol hidden well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2004
07.26.04 750ml Bottle. Indeed, a reddish brown pour with a frothy and thick head. Aromas of banana, milk chocolate, fruit salad, apricot. Flavors are mild and pleasant, quite fruity and fresh. Somewhat tinny(?) before a nicely dry finish. I’ve had a few liters of this stuff over the years. It’s a bit pricey, but always reliably consumable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUL 27, 2004
A very good tasting beer and very strong. Has a lot of taste and a noticable taste of alcohol. A strong beer that is good for sipping.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Poured a redish color, has a fruity aroma and a creamy head. Flavor is kinda fruity, but bitter. Very smooth beer, and a good one.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
pours a very over-carbonated but pretty amber, with a huge head that is slow to recede, but leaves minimal lace. nose is full of medicinal spiciness, with notes of fruit, earthy hops and alcohol. flavor is quite nice, with a mellow maltiness that is equally balanced by a restrained hop bite, and the yeast tang. mouthfeel is quite light for its strength, as the beer is well attenuated, and the high CO2 content gives further balance. very drinkable for its size.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gsteph (322) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Nice reddish, mahoganny color with a creamy off white head.. Nice fruity, yeasty, malty, aroma with a hint of cloves. Great flavor apricots, bananas with an extra shot of fizziness right up front. Very palatable. Like it alot. Great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Thick, fizzy, and long lasting head. Looks like a merangue. Pours a cloudy, dark brown with an aroma of bananas, apricots, peaches, and sweet bread with a hint of carmel. Full-flavored and mellow at the same time. Goes down smooth after a quick fizz on top of my tongue. malty finish. Irie Dub.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Light brown with an off white, large head. Aroma of malt, spices and raisins. Spicy, fruity, flavor with a subdued hop bitterness. Finishes crisply. My least favorite Chimay, but that’s still pretty damn good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Pours a dirty redish brown, emphasis on the brown. Small head with good legs. Aroma is of malt, apples, orange peel, maybe banans, and I swear a little rye. I think rye. Taste is of fresh apples, wheat and then there is that rye as well just a little. Mouthfeel is think but exceptionally smooth with a slight bitterness and sourness in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9364) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
I had the white, red, and blue together tonight (I feel so patriotic!) and I liked the red slightly more than the white. Pours coppery, with aroma of fruit (peaches, apricots), hops, and malt. Tastes fruity, with a fruit, perfumy, floral, velvety and hop finish.


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