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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
qwikstreet (43) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2002
Great stuff, not bad for tasting like furniture polish. Yum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2002
Redbrown and a nice head. light taste of strawberries and bananas and nearly perfectly balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
Redish-brown,fruity, a classic no one can deny,it’s biggest problem is it’s name,never meets it’s expectations nor can it live up to it’s big brother Blue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2002
Cloudy, yeasty appearance with a tawny color. Very fruity aroma and flavor with a slightly oaky finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2002
Smells of yeast and malt. Plum colour, creamy head. Cyclone of carbonation in center of glass. Tastes of plums, raisins and dough. Fabulous mouthfeel. Fantastic these corked ones.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2002
A light brown beer with a light taste.It is ok but nothing really special.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkcuff99 (15) - Ft. Hood, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2002
A truly interesting experience. Had my first one last night and was pleasantly suprised by its flavor. Great on the palate. IT had a slight fruity taste. well worth the money.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2002
Considering that this came in a giant corked bottle - I was more than slightly disappointed at the average-ness of the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2002
My first corked beer (I know, I know) and my second Belgian Ale. This blew the Witkap Pater out of the water (does that rhyme?) but I still feel it was lacking in some areas. Copper colored with an insanely thick head. Mellow fruit undertones are about all that stood out to me. I am looking forward to trying the Bleu.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2002
Not as good as I remembered it. I could taste the cork for one thing. Head insignificant. Color, cloudy, medium brown. Very yeasty. Sour finish. Vinous and earthy, some fruitiness, but mouthfeel is thin and overall flavor not particularly complex. Maybe not the freshest bottle...


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