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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3661   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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3.3
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2006
The cork said 01/05, so I assume that this one is a year and a hlf old - I’ve had it in the basemenet for 8 months. About a half inch, light-brown head that mostly diminished. Color was a nice brown. Aroma was light malt, bread, yeast and a little roasted. Taste was thin and there really wasn’t much to it. Not much matliness that I would’ve expected. Carbonation was still lively, but it had a bit of a metallic taste. I think I need to find a freash one of these and compare.

3.8
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - AUG 12, 2006
Huge, beautiful off-white rocky head that leaves a nice lacing. Hazy brown body with small and fast bubbles ascending to the head. Spicy aroma with honey, cinnamon, bread and coffee notes. Light to medium body very sweet.

3.7
Rooney31 (42) - USA - AUG 11, 2006
330 ml bottle in Ravenna, Italy. Pours a dark amber color with a descent frothy head. A malty hay aroma along with a hint of caramel and spiciness. The taste is well balanced with a moderately sweet start to a slightly bitter finish. There’s nice carbonation with a moderate alchohol finish. Very well crafted!

4.1
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2006 330 ml bottle. Fizzy snap-crackle-pop when poured, quickly dissapating. Sweet/sour apple smell is strong. Bitter apple finish. Bottle Conditioned, which makes it a "Real Ale."

4.7
stinkystinky (10) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2006
great head, all you want, big thanks to the dublin whole foods market guys for suggesting this oe, thanks KEITH and COREY

4
DarkMagus (549) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2006
A thick, foamy head results in a dense layer of bubbles on the surface of the beer. The aroma was predominantly wheat, malt, and a general fruitiness (raisins, dates, apricots, citrus). Flavors were a complex blend of malt, yeast, caramel, dried fruits (dates, raisins), citrus (orange, lemon), some general spiciness, and some slight hint of hops in the finish. Really great, one of the greatest dubbels without question...

4.3
lunatic77 (14) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 3, 2006
my favorite dubbel by a long shot. caramel flavor balanced with hoppy bitterness. highly recommended.

4.1
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Pours a dark red, coppery color. Foamy white head. Nose of apricots, citrus, perhaps some caramel and hops. Flavor is citrus and hops, with an overall sweetness. I think I’m beginning to love Belgians more and more..

3.8
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Very good all around trappist-ale. Nice pour (in proper glass) with a nice fruit smell and light bubbly head. Sweet taste, but a little weaker than the blue (the preferred brew). Overall a nice, light-ish, widely available belgian ale.

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.


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