Chimay Red

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Style
Abbey Beer
Country
Belgium
Brewery
ABV
7.0%
Bottle Size
330ml
Serving Temp
8 to 10°C
£2.69

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The most famous of the Trappist beers and best enjoyed in its distinctive Trappist chalice, this is without doubt a beer of great tradition. The Cistercian Trappist monks of Chimay have been brewing since 1862, with their abbey being located on the site of a well which provides pure water for the beer.

The Chimay Red is a gorgeous Dubbel ale that displays the technical perfection that has come to be expected in Trappist brewing. True to style and free from distracting flaws, you know that when you’re enjoying the Chimay Red Dubbel you’re tasting the beer the way it should be.

Its gorgeous coppery colour and creamy head give the first indication of the richness of the beer. Aromas and flavours of fruity apricot, figs, and cloves are balanced by a nice hoppiness. Its rich malty body and creamy carbonation are punctuated by a finish that has a refreshing feel and a long lingering Belgian spice. Beautiful.

Brewery Info

You can always rely on monks to made a great beer, and those at Chimay are no exception. Brewing since 1862, they use fresh water from abbey land and a natural top-fermentation process followed by refermentation in the bottle.

The Chimay beer produced today uses a unique yeast strain selected by Father Theodore in 1948 - giving the beer its own special character and aroma. Our particular favourite is Chimay Blue, which can be aged like a fine wine thanks to its classic bottle-conditioning. Like all Trappist beer, the majority of revenue goes to support charitable projects - what a great use of brewing.

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World-renowned brewer
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A lighter version of the white or blue. Still a very good beer with a great taste
Amazing Stuff.
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The first Chimay I ever tried, many years ago. One of my favourite beers, deceptively easy to drink. Strong and comforting, really good with strong cheese on a cold night. A true classic beer.
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As the title says. Has this a few times and it never disappoints
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