RateBeer
overall
98
100
style
Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3563   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nurmis (213) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy brown liquid, small beige head. Lively carbonation. Aroma of malts and yeast, notes of banana and raisin. Medium to heavy sweetness and heavy bitterness. Very good.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cristobal37 (659) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 14, 2016
On tap. At some point I thought Chimay Blue was the end all be all of beers. It’s still a classic and one of the best beers in the world, but somehow I overlooked this dubbel. Beautiful pour, slightly lighter and more transparent than the Blue. Aroma is fragrant apples or peaches with some spice. Extremely smooth beer that is both light yet complex. Silky with notes of raisin, sweet sugar, and minimal yet pleasing bitterness. Fantastic. Chimay is truly one of the best in the world.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilman (31) - Taverny, FRANCE - MAY 12, 2016
I’m not sure which one i prefer between this one and Chimay Blanche (White), but it’s a solid choice for every occasion. Of course this is not as good as the Blue one, but it’s very delectable. Very light aroma of red fruit and that specific Chimay taste that never disappoint. Very cool. APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roldano (74) - - MAY 11, 2016
Espuma blanquecina compacta y permanente, color ambar cobrizo y bastante turbio, aroma ligero en nariz, sabor donde se combinan tonos dulces con amargos y notas picantes con regusto sabroso

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
didierlewallon (282) - ponferrada, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2016
Cerveza de color marrón con una cabeza grande de color blanquecino. Aroma a malta con una gran cantidad de levadura. sabor afrutado con un toque de amargura.Excelente.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (361) - USA - MAY 9, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maits (45) - ESTONIA - MAY 5, 2016
Brown hazy beer. Descent head stays. Nice sour, hoppy aroma. SLightly bread and bitter taste. You can feel hops and few notes of honey as well in taste. Medium body, actually quite light. Good beer, but nothing extraordinary.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SeniorZozo (897) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 4, 2016
Copper turbid pour with small off-copper head. Nose of sweet stone fruit, yeast. Taste is sweet with mild tart edge, yeast, vague warm spice, mildly bitter hop finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzatoadisback (38) - ITALY - APR 29, 2016
Murky brown colour, average head, dense, no lacing. Aroma is caramel, yeast, dark fruit hints. Taste is dominantly sweet with a caramel malt base, sugar, dark/dried fruit notes. Maybe a slight hint of earthiness. A bit too much on the sweet side for my liking. Medium body, soft mouthfeel,slightly prickly on the tongue. Lacks character

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roger60 (167) - - APR 27, 2016
Akkurat TAP snorungarna i sin KIA. Lovande arom tilltalande färg tror tamefan Akkurat diskar glasen pga fin laceing. Chimayarom. Balanserad tilltalande med ett drag av päron och vete i eftersmaken.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 357


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50