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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3717   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.

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3.5
nijuro (63) - USA - NOV 18, 2006
had this at Pianos bar on NYC’s lower East side. Wasn’t really drinking too critically, but some dark dried fruit is noticible on the palate. Perfect for sipping though and went down smooth and soft. Nice ale that I could drink all night, but at $8/glass, I limited myself to one and switched to black and tans.

3.8
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Dark reddish brown with big off-white head. Aroma is of dark fruit and malt, flavor is the same, plums in the front. Silky texture that leaves a tingly sensation.

3.9
BrandonB (86) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Pours a brownish haze with red tint and a small head. I expected more aroma from this, but the taste and smoothness makes up for it. Easily drinkable beer, no bitterness, amazing taste, a bit tingly too. Purchased in a three pack (Red, White, Blue) with glass as a seasonal package I’d presume. I will definitely try a "full" bottle in hopes for a better aroma, as of right now, that is all I see it lacking.

4
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Had afew times but never got around to rating this...how odd..is this beer forgetable, well, no...just with white and the blue, this falls in between like all middle kids....?...anyway, looks nice in a glass, real respectable looking lad...gripes.....smell is all that and a bag of chips, like most doob’les....taste is pleasing, grinnnninng like a bastard....this is a good beer. its also aval everywhere, but lower the price a couple bucks, then the world would jump and scream...well, even mark dell liked this stuff so, people if he liked and i liked , try it, not the best (vest) dubbel but it is solid and happy ....over and out..

3.7
joeyp (30) - Alabama, USA - NOV 13, 2006
from the bottle into my trappist glass, brown in color light bitterness, however not overdone. this is an exellent beer to just sit and enjoy.

4
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2006
750ml bottle - pours deep red/brown with a big off-white head. Sweet, dark fruits in the nose - dates, plums, and then the yeast. This trappist has a mildly sour vinous quality to it, with a foamy, fluffy, frothy mouthfeel that makes it very easy to drink. Well carbonated. Velvety smoothness coats the mouth and throat...really pleasant. Some spiciness, more fruits, and a light bitterness in the finish. Great beer that I drink quite regularly. Perhaps my favourite of the Chimay offerings.

3.4
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 Robe brune foncée légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse beige mince. Arômes de levure, de caramel et d’alcool. Saveurs de caramel.

3.8
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
330mL bottle from the LCBO. 2010 best before date. As always, wonderful aroma: fruit, sugar, malt. Amazing colour and appearance, large off-white head with a red/brown almost black body. Chimay Red breaks down a bit in the flavour, though, I find it’s a bit confused over what it wants to be. Malt is buried deep inside the mix, while fruit flavours fade in and out. A good beer, not great. Certainly nowhere near the best of the Trappists.

3.6
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Pours a cloudy light brown with a nice sized head. Malty aroma but not all that malty when tasted. Smooth and medium bodied.

3.8
spporras (259) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2006
(Bottle BBE 2010) Yeasty and fruity aroma. Red brown colour, hazy and light brown, large, slightly lasting head with good lacing. Yeasty, slightly sweet, fruity, slightly spicy and acidic flavour. Alcoholic (slightly), medium to full-bodied and fizzy carbonated palate. 04/11/06


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