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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3656   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
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2006
I like the champagne mouthfeel of Chimay’s brews. This one is light on flavor, however. Trappist light? Good to give to friend who aren’t serious beer lovers.

4
Bewildebeeste (6) - Whitley Bay, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2006 does not count
330ml bottle. Reasonable head that subsides slowly. Certainly an unusual aroma to this beer, somewhere between a malt cellar and a damp dog, though that isnt necessarily a bad thing. As for the taste, quite a deep earthy taste, lacking the bitter, fruity tang of some belgian beers; though again, this isn’t a bad thing. Eminently drinkable with an almost caramelised aftertaste.

4.2
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Hard to not compare this to the blue... so I won’t try. A very great beer. Really the main thing I think this lacks from the Blue is the great mouth feel the blue has, the alcohol tingle, without the alcohol taste.

3.9
xjaja (14) - FINLAND - MAR 19, 2006
Tätä olutta pystyy juomaan sujuvasti. Maku on paljon miedompi kuin sinisessä Chimayssä.

3.6
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2006
330 ml bottle. Good carbonation. Fruity / malty aroma. Cloudy. Smooth taste, easy to drink. Great beer

4
gallaghermurph (54) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Pours a cloudy, nutty, iced tea brown. Tan, two finger frothy head diminishes to a tan film with pronounced center as carbonation comes up from the center in the Trappist glass. A medium palate with a slightly oily texture with lively small carbonation. Leaves a very full, even lacing that lingers for a moment before descending the walls of the glass. Aroma is a slightly sweet spice with a nutty background – not terribly strong. Initial banana sweetness was a surprise, then goes into a profound choco-nut, autumn spices and clove linger to the finish. Maybe cassis as well? Has a very pleasant mild spicy bite to it. Barely a trace of bitterness to add balance. A truly great beer. Loved every second of it.

3.7
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2006 A good beerfrom belgium. many complex layers of flavor, a head that lasts for years, very open and warm on the palate, rich oak balanced against sweet apricot. Delicious.

4.3
aedil (2) - USA - MAR 10, 2006 does not count
Very enjoyable Abbey beer. Moderately strong with a distinctly fine taste.

3.2
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2006
just classicly good. this should be as bad as beer gets like this should be like budweiser or something. the world would be cooler that way.

4
blankboy (7780) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2006
750ml bottle shared with HogTownHarry at Brasserie Frisco. Pours a murky bubbly reddish-brown with a large lasting creamy off-white head. Nice aroma of yeast, dark fruit, brown sugar and spices. Sweet fruity flavour with yeast, spices, malt and a mild bitter finish -- very tasty. Alcohol is very well hidden. Medium bodied. Pleasant and easy to drink, this is very good stuff.


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