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100
style
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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3.9
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown with a small fading white head. Aromas are caramel and raisins. Taste is a smooth one, some fruit and a light bitterness.

2.9
thewolf (12590) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2006
Hazy red-brown colour with okay off-white head. Very mild aromas of fruit and caramel. It is a bit vinious, based on caramel and with undertones of sweet red berries. A mild hoppy finish.

4.2
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2006 11.2oz bottle, no date. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a large light beige head into my Chimay glass. Aroma of dusty raisins, brown sugar, slightly herbal--the aroma isn’t very strong, and I can’t blame the temperature because this has been sitting out for quite a while. The taste isn’t strong, either.What is there is a very creamy, very soft carbonated beer with slight bitterness. Dusty raisins again, some herbal notes and a little bit of spicy hops.There is also some brown sugar. Kinda nice in that the flavor doesn’t kick you in the face--everything is subtle about this beer. During my rerate, the flavors seem more apparent, even though it is a bit colder. I think my only change is bumping overall from 16 to 17.

3.4
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Loved the bottle, the presentation, the trappist glass, the pour . . . everything but the beer itself. I can say it was good, but it underperformed too-high expectations. The soda-like carbonation dominated the tasting and I largely missed out on the other qualities. I’ll need to re-rate as I gain greater sampling of similar highly rated beers.

3.4
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
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
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
thebeertourist (5189) - 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
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
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.


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