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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3183   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WubbyG99999 (11) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2001
Can it get any better than this??

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2002
just as good as the bleu

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2003 As all Chimay's I loved them. This ale is great!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lielvarde99 (4) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2002 does not count
Only one beer comes close to the Chimay Premiere. That’s the Chimay Blue. The aroma, the color, the taste. I cannot begin to explain my love for this beer. It’s a sit down, smoke a cigar and enjoy type beer. It can be enjoyed at room temperature, however, I prefer it pretty darn cold. Great with strong cheeses, stews, and nuts.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2002
I had the opportunity of having this aged 2 years and let me tell you it was like drinking the beer of the gods.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
artvandalay (16) - USA - FEB 17, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2003 This is the ale that all others should be measured against. Absolutely perfect balance of spices, malts and creaminess. Great mellow attack, full soft complex middle, with some tones of bitterness, and spices. Fruitiness around the middle palate and then a burst of bitters and creamy ending. This is perfection in a bottle, and cellar bottles for future consumption. They get mellower and longer with age. What a prize.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 5, 2004
This beer is wonderful, not as strong as the grand reseve but still has full flavor. You have to have a glass for this, the sedement is rather bad at the bottle of the bottle

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Quite possibly the best beer in the world. I absolutely love the Blue on a special occasion, but this ale has no peers in terms of balance and drinkability, being simultaneously estery, malty, slightly hoppy, with a perceived alcohol, yet eerily drinkable. A truly sublime drinking experience in a Chimay goblet with good company. It gets no better.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcalli (1) - USA - MAY 26, 2006 does not count
I have scoured the world and found no better beer. Complexity abounds. There is a distinctly different start, middle, and finish which goes through sweet, dry, fruity, bitter, and malt.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mufasa7270 (7) - Covington, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2006 does not count
Pours deep red & brown with an off-white head. I got this in The Sundial Restaurant in Atlanta. The waiter presented this beer like it was an expensive bottle of wine. I loved the taste and feel of this beer. it went down smooth with a long lasting flavor. A must have!!


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