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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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4.2
daniel0017 (449) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 Pours a hazy reddish brown with bubblings. Head was creamy off-white foamings. Laces glass: yes. Aroma of figs, dates and cloves intertwined with maltings. Flavor = aroma = more mellower, more dryer and more spicier finishings. The oily viscosity complements the dark color of the beverage.

3.6
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2006
Reddish brown color with thick creamy head. Fairly dry and malty aroma with tart fruitiness and hints of dates. Fruity and tart flavor with dates, raisins and clove. Raisins, pepper and clove in the finish. Higly carbonated. Well made and balanced but a bit dull.

3.6
Funknmilla (745) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Color is muddled amber, more malt than hop but balance is there...light carmel malt..mild brown sugar nose...some vegetal spice..sip it or glug it...its flexible

3.7
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Poured a nice warm toned brown, with a fluffy head. Aroma was mellow, but significantly yeasty, with some nut, caramel, and fruit qualities. Taste matched the aroma pretty much perfectly, but since the aroma was low-key, the taste is more intense. The body of beer was medium but the carbonation made it feel incredibly fluffy. Finished slightly dry, but not as much as expected. Low hop bitterness. A very smooth and well balanced abbey ale. All others will be compared to this.

3.9
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Pours deep ruby brown with a rich, beige head. Fizzy carbonation. Aroma of banana and malt, with a fine, herbal hop bouquet. Tastes of caramel malt and alcohol with a nice hop bite. Excellent body but finishes clean.

4.1
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2006 Pours a dark brown with a slightly orange glow. I assume this is bottle-conditioned, but I could not find any sediment. Perhaps I did not let it sit long enough before opening? Aroma is not too present - slightly sour, some sweetness and slightly medicinal. A very off-white head which settles to a beautiful soft foam. Wonderful crystal & light malt taste and completely transparent hopping. Slight alcohol taste but instantly smoothed over by sweet & sour aftertaste. Sourish tinge, but hardly overwhelming - nowhere near, say, a Grand Cru. WONDERFUL mouthfeel! Carbonation full and present at first, but disappears in the mouth leaving a liquid perfectly balanced in thickness. I prefer this to the Bluecap, at the moment. Fantastic beer!

3.6
emjay (30) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2006
330ml bottle: I’ve had this beer before, and maybe my tastes have just changed or maybe there was something wrong with the beer but it seemed watery - not in mouthfeel but in taste. The aroma was nice and it’s a beautiful looking beer in the proper glass, but the taste was simply sweet yeasty water. Disappointed this time around, but I’ve got a 750ml bottle, and if it’s an improvement I’ll re-rate this.

4
ThomasMik (47) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 Another lovely belgian trappist beer, one of my favorites. A dark color and a long lasting finish.

4
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Chimay is always a win/win selection of beer. The Peres Trappistes 330ml poured hazy brick red/brown. Carbonation attacks the palate waking it up to the sweet belgian spice and malt which Immediately follows. Don’t rush into this one, let it sit to the proper Abbey Dubbel temperature 54-57degrees to get all the flavors. Its well worth the wait.

3.9
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 750 ml bottle - pours a cloudy auburn with a gauzy head - you have to be really careful with the pour, especially if you’re not using the proper glassware - otherwise it’s 90% head for a good while. Aroma not as yeasty as I was expecting, more notes of pear and even peach. Full-flavoured and fruity. Flavours blossom in the mouth as the beer warms from its initial cellar temperature. Long, dry, and slightly sour finish. Nice. Had this one back to back with a Westmalle dubbel, which was superior, at least to my tastes. Nonetheless, the Chimay Rouge is a beautiful beer.


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