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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dzhigga (187) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color with huge steady beige head. Aroma is pleasant, but light: fruits notes with bubblegum. Taste is lightly bitter, mild, easy to drink, medium carbonized. Finish is surprisingly short. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Larabelit (5) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
Onde of the best beers I’ve drunk. I’ts a lttle bitter and smells good. Not too string (7%).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
15.4.2014. Aroma of malts and Belgian yiest, quite full-bodied, taste has caramel, malts. Not as good as other Chimays.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1201) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
A nude dubbel style beer. Pours a very cloudy, slightly muddy red with a soapy white head. Smells of apricots, banana and cloves. Tastehsd lots of banana and apricot and more fruit, with a creamy finish. Had in the bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (215) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours an hazy amber topped by a finger of creamy head holding a little tan and showing pretty good retention and lacing properties. The nose is a bit too subtle with some almonds, apricot and milk chocolate. The taste puts the nutty matls center stage along the fruity apricot element. Foamy mouthfeel, the brew still brings it to town with a moderate sharpness and medium finish with the Hallertauer pushing the sweets aside. Simple and efficient is how I would bes resume this beer. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (398) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from Hop City Birmingham. Pours a hazy coppery with a white head. Aroma of malts, plums, raisins and and other fruity flavors. Taste is light fruity and light sweet, with hints of dark fruit. A bit bitter aftertaste. Full body. Really good beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ziobarba2000 (15) - Roma, ITALY - MAR 7, 2015
Bottiglia da 0,33. Birra di grande personalità. Schiuma voluminosa che lascia spazio ad un sottile strato persistente. Colore scuro ambrato. Carbonatura importante forse un po eccessiva. Aroma complesso e lievemente fruttato. Gusto amarognolo finale deciso e secco. Consiglio 8/10

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (55) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2015
Greet beer. Dark amber coloured. The foam is thick and creamy. The most of the foam disappears, but a nice layer stays on top of the beer to massage your lips. A great beer, like all trappists.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DraganC (21) - SLOVENIA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours nicely, sweet caramel taste. Not as good as chimay blue but still a very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1823) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a nearly clear copper, tan head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of apple juice, caramel, yeast, light ester. Taste is sweet, fruity, apple juice, caramel. Palate is dry, soft, slick, sweet finish.


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