Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3694   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
CQ (15) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Au Naturale. Loving it, but I think it was better when it was not mass produced years back. I question quality recently. Chimay, beautiful. I give Microbrews current edge even over Chimay. Just prefer taste of the home made flavor of Microbrews even over some European excellence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Very good. Doesn’t disappoint from start to finish. Full bodied in palate and flavor. Light bitterness in the finish. Well balanced overall, good looking, nice aroma. Thumbs up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
very good beer, drinks smooth and full -- a very nice mellow abbey beer. Bot as good as other chimay offerings but good. I’m drinking this as I log in my Brewtopia tastes! Life is good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2005
#300. Never rated it though I drink it on a regular base. Nice reddish brown with a steady off-white head. Malts and red fruit in the nose. Fruity, fresh taste, good bitterness in the end. Not too sweet, wellbalanced. Full, creamy mouthfeel, maybe just a little thin towards the end (but not AT the end)this is one of the best dubbels..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Unlike the commercial description, i found the red to have a light, quickly dissipating head. The aroma was rich and inviting. The taste was slightly bitter, but very smooth and full. I was able to taste the fruit, and was left with an overall pleasing, and clean taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Cloudy brown with a tan head that seems to last forever. Oddly, lacing is nil. Sweet, fruity nose some figs, apricot, slightly malty. Silky mouthfeel, a touch creamy, good light carbonation. Flavor is considerably lighter than other Chimay brews I have tried, not as complex. Fruity but not quite as sweet as the nose implies, apricot and malt, a touch of pepper. Fairly clean finish, but it leaves me wanting. A good dubbel, but feels incomplete.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 Nice aroma, very cloudy/red with typical clear/white head. A little metallic aftertaste but nice entry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Bottle. Poured an amber with good fizzy head. There was a nose of pepper and spice. The taste was great, pepper in the nose, vanilla in the after taste. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 Poured from the botte at The Jolly Gardeners (Putney, London), a reddish brown with a creamy head. A fruity aroma with hints of strawberries and banana. A sweetish flavour with fruit coming through again (tangy pear). Initially smooth in the mouth with a nice natural carbonation and a tangy sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
Pours an opaque deep brown. Aroma of malt, raisins and brown sugar but not strong. Great bubbly mouthfeel, well done, with a minerally flavour. ’Irony.’ Enjoyable, but not overwhelming.

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