Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3720   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2113) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (603) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 19, 2006
The aroma is a combination of spices, hops, and fruit. The pour is a murky brown with a tan head. The spiceness of the hops accompanied by a dry fruitiness is well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17953) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2006
Bottle. Nice big lasting tan head. Color is brown. Aroma is sweet and lots of spices. Taste is spices and sweetness as well. Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 hazy brown with medium head. Really rich taste with nice apricot highlights. Aroma is spiced and apricots and plums. I was suprised by the level of bitterness in the beer, but it really balanced the beer well. Nice sweetness to the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peterstrongale (43) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 Bottle chimay premiere 75 cl of 1999. Gentlemen, what a year, and such a good beer. Poors a hazy brown beer with a minor head, and some pleasant lacing. Aromas of sweet malts are noticed. Flavors like plums, caramel, ending into sweetness, and fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdawson321 (145) - USA - JUN 14, 2006
Pours a cloudy brown with no head. Lots of sediment in the bottle. A bit of mellow sweetness in the nose. Nothing particularly wrong with it, just not a whole lot to get excited about. Complexity leaves something to be desired. Rather a bland, boring beer. Was expecting something much bette for $4 a bottle.

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