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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3720   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2006
A nice pour from the start, fruity, slightly bitter, nice spiciness to it, a great drinking beer, not my favorite from Chimay, but still a world class brew.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 31, 2006
Little fat bottle, i think i got a sour one. It was all metalic, start to finish. The apearance was beautiul amber woody with a whipped cream topping. The flavor was like sucking a penny. A faint backgrounk of dried fruits overwhelmed by copper. Highly sulfuric and astringent finish, completly dry with little bitterness. Dont know whats up, this is the second time ive had this brew. Bought at Bevmo Mission valley. Bad beer or Burnt Beer?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
Dark golden with a huge creamy white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with some notes of yeast and apricot. Flavour is spicy, malty and caramelly with some hints of raisin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2006
A absolutely great trappist that I drink quite often. A very complex beer, I enjoy it more than the blue.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcalli (1) - USA - MAY 26, 2006 does not count
I have scoured the world and found no better beer. Complexity abounds. There is a distinctly different start, middle, and finish which goes through sweet, dry, fruity, bitter, and malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2006
From my notes, February ’06. 330ml bottle. Dark reddish brown color with a thick head that lasted through the whole drinking experience. Spicy aroma with hints of yeast and malt. Light alcohol presence, taste of dough and dried fruit. Malty and yeasty undertones. Better than Chimay White IMO, but no match for Blue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1570) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a thick off-white head. Aroma is of sweet malts, dried fruit, spices, and caramel. Flavor starts off with the sweet malts that give way to the dried fruit and spices. Flavor lingers awhile. A pretty tasty brew but not my favorite from Chimay.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Poured amber in color with tall light tan head and typical Belgium level of carbonation (medium-high). Spicy –yeasty – hoppy aroma with a bit of malt. Taste is a balance of sweet malts and spice influence that initially gives it a slight medicine taste. The following tastes had more fruit notes like grapes and cherries. It ends with a nice light malty aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5814) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Pours a cloudy blood orange into a Chimay glass. Dried fruit notes. Lively and full. Spicy with a dry, slightly metallic aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (6141) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
Another fine Belgian ale slightly red in colour with a light fruity yeast aroma and a little more hop character than many Belgian ales.


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