Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3676   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12297) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2006
pours a light tan head with cloudy brown color. Aroma is medium malt, muted fruit. Taste is upfront effervescence, medium malt, muted fruit, astringent, a flatness at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
massurfer (7) - winter springs, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2006 does not count
Lots of flavor, too much to describe. Comes in a wine bottle with a cork, and dont let the unfiltered look of the beer fool you. Great with steak and the best out of the chimay line, one bottle will make you feel pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (2132) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Bottle:Hazy Red amber colour, with white foam.Aroma of Vine, citrus, fruits. Sweet smouth vine, vel balanced, nice medium body, medium bitter finish. Nice belgian beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
"This was my first Chimay, and I have to admit that I was dissapointed. It pours a nice dark brown color with a hint of orange or red. The head was thin, a very slight tan color to it. The aroma was spicy and fruity at the same time. Maybe a pear aroma mixed in with the spices. The mouthfeel was nice, very full and definitely complex. I tasted a mostly floral type of taste with the spices overpowering any of the fruity flavors involved. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable, but not all I expected after hearing so much about this beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Quickly becoming a frequent style for me... Another Abbey Dubbel... Dark brown body with fairly thick, slowly dissipating tan head. Smells malty and slightly sweet. Tasty, but not as overwealming as some Dubbels. Fairly well-balanced. Definitely can taste the hops and fruit influences. A decent beer, definitely can see me drinking this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4141) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
33cl bottle Nose is of caramelly malt with a little apricots; Hazy rusty amber body with a little bit of an off-white head. Flavor is of caramel with a little hop bitterness and more hops in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
This had an average head.color was amber.aroma was not too fragrant.Tasted good,but I liked the white cap and blue better.will buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown with a small fading white head. Aromas are caramel and raisins. Taste is a smooth one, some fruit and a light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12273) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2006
Hazy red-brown colour with okay off-white head. Very mild aromas of fruit and caramel. It is a bit vinious, based on caramel and with undertones of sweet red berries. A mild hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2006 11.2oz bottle, no date. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a large light beige head into my Chimay glass. Aroma of dusty raisins, brown sugar, slightly herbal--the aroma isn’t very strong, and I can’t blame the temperature because this has been sitting out for quite a while. The taste isn’t strong, either.What is there is a very creamy, very soft carbonated beer with slight bitterness. Dusty raisins again, some herbal notes and a little bit of spicy hops.There is also some brown sugar. Kinda nice in that the flavor doesn’t kick you in the face--everything is subtle about this beer. During my rerate, the flavors seem more apparent, even though it is a bit colder. I think my only change is bumping overall from 16 to 17.

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