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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3649   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Corked Bottle. Subtle sweet aroma escapes. Decent belgian appearance. Flavor is good with not much character. Palate keeps you drinking. A good Dubbel but I expect more from Chimay, this ale should be better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Pours murky copper, with a somewhat fruity-yeasty aroma. Starts with sourdough bread, caramel, alted milballs and sunshine. Solid finish. A nice belgian - but maybe a little too sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. Garnet colored; small suspended particles make it somewhat cloudy. White head settles to a flat sunny-side up. Vinous nose; a bit of banana and prune. Sweet toffee quickly fades to mild lemon and then carrot juice. Soapy? Medium body, medium carb. Nicely even but not memorable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosco (296) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2006
11.20oz bottle, pours cloudy brown. Soap-sud head with multiple size bubbles that stick around. Carbonation has a bit of a sharp bite. Very slight smokeyness to this beer. Was good, but I expected more from the Monks. $3/bottle in Boca Raton

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Appears a murky brown with a small, 1 finger off-white head that stays around forever. Scattered lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of mild cocoa, candy sugar, gentle caramel, vanilla, along with yeasty dough. Taste is of the same aromas in the classic Chimay style. Mouthfeel is smooth, caramely, sugary, with creamy vanilla sliding along the tongue. Very clean with sugary vanilla esters and light caramel standing up to the challenge.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2007 Haven’t sampled this one in a while. I remember it being creamy, and fruity with hints of apricoty sweetness. I may have to try this again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
If "sweet love" had a flavor, this would be it. The monks have done us a solid with their Chimay products, this one in particular. Smooth like velvet with hints of rusty figs and smooth pine cones. This stuff is always on sale at Trader Joe’s. Love it. Perfect Belgian ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2006
sampled from 750, courtesy of Barry. Pours a light brown with a long lasting white head. Aroma is of slighty dark fruit, banana clove, spice. Taste is of dark fruit, bready, banana, some spicy hops, body not very robust but I still enjoyed this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2006
Beautiful maghogany red color, creamy foam with a very tiny bit of lace. The taste starts off with a bang of earth, spice, rasins, and very nice bitter. The taste fades to a lovely bitter ending.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9626) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 4/30/2006
Bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget".
Brown color, brown head. Belgian beer scent. Very metallic taste.
I love the Blue Chimay, but the red one is just not glass of beer at all.
8/3/4/3/7=2.5

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Draught at Tre Små Rum, Göteborg, on April 6, 2013.
Clear copper color, small tan head. Sweet, malty, fruity taste. Medium a bit spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, yeasty, malty, some brown malt, hints of phenoles scent.
7/3/8/3/15=3.6


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