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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3698   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
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 Robe brune foncée légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse beige mince. Arômes de levure, de caramel et d’alcool. Saveurs de caramel.

3.8
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
330mL bottle from the LCBO. 2010 best before date. As always, wonderful aroma: fruit, sugar, malt. Amazing colour and appearance, large off-white head with a red/brown almost black body. Chimay Red breaks down a bit in the flavour, though, I find it’s a bit confused over what it wants to be. Malt is buried deep inside the mix, while fruit flavours fade in and out. A good beer, not great. Certainly nowhere near the best of the Trappists.

3.6
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Pours a cloudy light brown with a nice sized head. Malty aroma but not all that malty when tasted. Smooth and medium bodied.

3.8
spporras (259) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2006
(Bottle BBE 2010) Yeasty and fruity aroma. Red brown colour, hazy and light brown, large, slightly lasting head with good lacing. Yeasty, slightly sweet, fruity, slightly spicy and acidic flavour. Alcoholic (slightly), medium to full-bodied and fizzy carbonated palate. 04/11/06

4.2
daniel0017 (457) - 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 (5052) - 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 (751) - 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 (1010) - 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!


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