Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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gnoff (10891) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 4/30/2006
Bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget".
Brown color, brown head. Belgian beer scent. Very metallic taste.
I love the Blue Chimay, but the red one is just not glass of beer at all.

Draught at Tre Små Rum, Göteborg, on April 6, 2013.
Clear copper color, small tan head. Sweet, malty, fruity taste. Medium a bit spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, yeasty, malty, some brown malt, hints of phenoles scent.

Keeper (255) - Milano, ITALY - APR 28, 2006
Dark amber color, brownd and persistent foam. Fantastic aroma, caramel, malt, porto, some cafè andf fruit notes; mice beer!!!

Yeggo (38) - USA - APR 28, 2006
caramel, amber, hazy, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, fizzy,

drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2006
11.2 oz bottle at Bonaventure Lounge, LA. Dark brown/amber cloudy body with a very nice inch+ white head. Slightly sweet caramel aroma. Flavors of yeast, caramel and a very nice spiciness. Finish seemed a bit weak. I know I missed something because it was served way too cold (typical) and I didn’t have enough time to let it warm. A very nice beer.

BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2006
[Bottle - Old Chicago - Beaverton, Oregon]
Dark Amber color with a great aroma a very clean crisp spicy brew. The fruity aromas where wonderful this is a very good brew and would love to visit the acutal brewery one day.

Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber color, full head. A mild spiciness coupled with yeasty and fruity aromas. A smooth drinking ale, with up front yeast aroma. Mild bite. Very good beer.

Beerdedone (3452) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours a reddish color with a decent fluffy heady aromas of fruit, belgian style spices and sweetness, taste is of smoothness, carbonation, fruit, and spices. decent brew.

AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2006
Not bad - But not great....Bitter and carbonated. Nice Reddish/brown appearance - very foamy head. Fruity and spicy -- This beer can definetly stand up for its self.

bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 18, 2006
Bottle. Reddish brown with large brownish head. Very sparkly. Sweet and malty. Notes of dried fruit. A bit to mild though.

patrick767 (4130) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2006
11.2 oz bottle - Pours reddish brown with a big, foamy head. The aroma is light and fruity. The flavor strikes a nice balance between the malt sweetness and some bitterness, along with very apparent fruit notes. The palate is very lively and smooth, though it could stand to be a little more full. The finish is dry. This is a very good beer. Though at four bucks for a small bottle being easily the best price I’ve found on it, I’d like to see something a bit more full and complex.

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