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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (89) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2015
Good balance between smoothness and maltiness. Very well balanced and well made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (470) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2015
How: bottle Appearance : dark red, off-white head. Aroma : cherries, caramel, prunes, spice Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (308) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Pour is amber with a two-finger off-white cap. Nose is apricots, prunes, bread, spice and alcohol. Taste is far less sweet than I expected, in fact it’s downright dry, with a lightly bitter finish with lingering spice and alcohol warmth. Nice, but I think I prefer the blue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_alkis (362) - SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
Good balance between smoothness and maltiness. Very well balanced and well made.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatthijsE (934) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy reddish color, white head. Aroma of cherries, yeasty, red fruits. Taste is medium sweet, cherries, caramel, bit yeasty and some alcohol.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (328) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
0.75 l bottle from Alko. Big head, amber colour. Taste is butterscotch with some hints of chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (166) - ITALY - JAN 17, 2015
Al naso si presenta come una classica dubbel. Aromi di caramello e frutta secca. Nel bicchiere si presenta di un colore bruno con una bella schiuma abbondante , mantenuta tale dalla carbonazione importante. In boca agli aromi già avvertiti al naso si aggiungono piccole note fruttatee, sul finale, sentori speziati portati dai luppoli. In complesso una birra adeguatamente bilanciata. Grazie all’aggiunta di zucchero in bottiglia e all’elevata presenza di CO2 la birra è piacevolmente secca e beverina nostante l’importante maltazione ed il corpo deciso. Una birra di carattere nata dai mastri birrai più importnati al mondo.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rommelreno (19) - - JAN 16, 2015
Uma bela breja, mas não me impressionou demais. Boa espuma, cor pouco opaco e aroma agradáveis com sabor lembrando cereja e leve toque spicy

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (563) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Red with white head. Aroma is cherries, Beligan spice, candy, citrus and some caramel. Fruity and sweet palate. Aftertaste is caramel, dry, floral, citrus and fruit juice. Overall: Nice! Enjoyable,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (166) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Poured into a stem glass. Colour is copper red with generous off-white head. Nose is subtle cinnamon, clove, citrus, and spices with caramel malts in the background. Flavour is citrus, sweet malt, banana flambé, caramel, and light hops. Moderate body. Yummy strong ale!


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