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Chimay Red Cap

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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.