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100
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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3675   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottled. Pours a hazy orange amber with large but diminishing white head. Nearly explosive carbonation. The taste is cloves, toffee. I need to re-rate this one when I’m more focused on the task at hand.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2006 700mL Bottle. First off I love the fact that this bottle had a cork in it. Poured a deep red-brown, slightly cloudy with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet honey and plums. It was well carbonated. Taste starts sweet with fruits and carmels, lots of grains, and yeast flavour with a hint of carmels and finishes with a slightly dry bitterness. Another nice product of Belguim.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 29, 2006
creamy-colored head beautifull slightly hazy redish dark glooming ambercolor smells yeasty, malty, hoppy,some caramel ,hidden clove, fruity well carbonated tasts bitter-malty some citrus, caramel-toffee aftertaste caramel, toffee, fruity, some nice bitterness at the end very good beer!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2006
Bottle. Chestnut brown with a rich, creamy offwhite head. Sweet caramel aroma with some spicy hoppiness. Flavours start sweet, but with well-balanced bitterness. Flowery hop flavours. Warming alcohol, full body, good carbonation. A well-made craft beer that lacks a little punch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrohn92 (105) - USA - JUN 27, 2006
Chimay has a very thin body. It pours cloudy red and has a good but not too strong taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
In the 750 mL bottle at the 2006 Huber Haus Belgian Trappist Ale Tasting. Pours a cloudy rust red with a thick pillowy off white head consisting of fine bubbles. The aroma is not very strong- faint raisins and berries. Has a sweet mild chemical rings the tongue. Astringent and drying at the end. Has a thinner body than I expected. The finish is a mild bitterness, but rather drying from the mild tartness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 pours deep brown with a nice head that lasts for much of the way down the glass. aroma of light hops, malt, and spice. flavor is very well balanced: yeast, malt, hops, belgium sugar and spices with a hint of fruit. there seems to be an astringent hop and malt note to it, that’s subtle but annoying.

rated blind from "Better Know a Style: Abbey Dubbel" tasting. Pours a brown orange with a beige head. Nose of grains and fruity but very slight. Old grain, fruity, alcohol, and paper flavors. Really dry and not good. These chimays always score low in our blind tastings. 6/3/5/2/9 = 2.5

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Pours a deep brown color with a large white head. Aroma is yeasty and malty. Flavor is very much the same with a bit of fruityness to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (577) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle, 330ml. A cloudy dark amber-coloured pour with a huge frothy diminishing head. Aromas of sweet honey and plum with a hint of bread/dough. A hoppy taste with toffee and biscuity hints. Alcohol is quite noticable. A light hoppy, fruity finish with some harshness from the alcohol. Very high carbonation. A complex brew, but the carbonation ruined it for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Hazy dark amber with a nice soapy head. Lt. hops with a green spice flavor reminiscent of cloves. Better than the White, but not as good as the Blue.


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