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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
abb73 (27) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Aromas of floral hops, hay, straw and cassis. Pours a hazy reddish brown with an off-white head that is quickly diminishing. Initial flavor is a bright hop bitterness with a hint of malt sweetness that opens to a spicy flavor that reminds me of flank steak grilled on a flat top. Finishes with a nice well balanced hop bitterness. Will try this with grilled beef next time.

4.2
brandonbrew (24) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2006
I love this beer when I am grilling out some filet mingons. I love the almost sparkling bubble/light bitter feeling when I take the 1st sip. Nice head on it however it seems to disappear pretty quick. Nice lightly soured finish to this reddish colored brew.

3.7
SRAorion (19) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Pours amber light head quickly disapates. Aroma is fruity (apricots) can smell the alchohol. Starts with a light fruity airyness slight hints of malts and a nice counter of bitterness Ending is sour and watery not big enough. Still very good overall.

3.5
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2006
pours a light tan head with cloudy brown color. Aroma is medium malt, muted fruit. Taste is upfront effervescence, medium malt, muted fruit, astringent, a flatness at the finish.

4.1
massurfer (7) - winter springs, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2006 does not count
Lots of flavor, too much to describe. Comes in a wine bottle with a cork, and dont let the unfiltered look of the beer fool you. Great with steak and the best out of the chimay line, one bottle will make you feel pretty good.

3.9
Furseth (2161) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Bottle:Hazy Red amber colour, with white foam.Aroma of Vine, citrus, fruits. Sweet smouth vine, vel balanced, nice medium body, medium bitter finish. Nice belgian beer!

3.8
thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
"This was my first Chimay, and I have to admit that I was dissapointed. It pours a nice dark brown color with a hint of orange or red. The head was thin, a very slight tan color to it. The aroma was spicy and fruity at the same time. Maybe a pear aroma mixed in with the spices. The mouthfeel was nice, very full and definitely complex. I tasted a mostly floral type of taste with the spices overpowering any of the fruity flavors involved. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable, but not all I expected after hearing so much about this beer."

3.8
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Quickly becoming a frequent style for me... Another Abbey Dubbel... Dark brown body with fairly thick, slowly dissipating tan head. Smells malty and slightly sweet. Tasty, but not as overwealming as some Dubbels. Fairly well-balanced. Definitely can taste the hops and fruit influences. A decent beer, definitely can see me drinking this again.

3.8
IrishBoy (4200) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
33cl bottle Nose is of caramelly malt with a little apricots; Hazy rusty amber body with a little bit of an off-white head. Flavor is of caramel with a little hop bitterness and more hops in the finish

4
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
This had an average head.color was amber.aroma was not too fragrant.Tasted good,but I liked the white cap and blue better.will buy again.


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