Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3388   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HappyHandsClub (18) - Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Can’t dock this one much since it’s the Belgian Ale I grew up on 35 years ago. I still can’t find any domestic micro-brew to match. But on certain batches, New Holland’s Black Tulip has yeast/Michigan beet sugar settle to bottom while other batches have none -- something to bring up to the brew master. Chimay, though not that high an ABV, should be a staple in any beer cellar like my canning storage room where cases of limited release barrel aged craft beers are aging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godfather50 (108) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle donated by my friend the Belgium chef. Pours champagne conditioned with smooth light head. Red brown colour. Perfect mouthfeel, lightly hopped, sweet malt balanced. A wonderful beer to savour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleble (30) - - JUN 2, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 Bottiglia. Molto equlibrata e piacevole al palato, persino in accompagnamento ad un buon formaggio stagionato

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drmet (228) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
S: -plums,caramel,toffee,strawberry,white bread,banannas,spices T: -Follows the nose plus chocolate cake and a substantial hoppy note F: -high carbonation O: My fave Dubbel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidezdonz (48) - , HONG KONG - JUN 1, 2015
This was a 330ml bottle that was dated best before end of 2018 and poured into a Chimay goblet. It poured a very hazy brown colour with a very nice thick cream coloured two finger head that dissipates very slowly but when it does, leaves a nice curtain lacing. Aromas are fruity, mainly of dark fruits like plum, cherry, and fig. There is also some pear, apple and candied sugar and a hint of nuttiness. Fruity cherry and plum tastes upfront with hints of banana and pear. There’s also some light malt caramel and bready sweetness followed by a nice light bitter finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth creamy and slightly sticky. Admittedly, I used to think that this was just ok but I’ve grown to enjoy this beer the more I drink it. When I first tried it maybe ten years ago, Chimay Blue was far and away better and so I mostly bought that. However, clearly my taste changed and the last few years Chimay Red became one of my staple beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraftDodger (428) - - MAY 31, 2015
Copenhagen 31/5 2015. 33 cl bottle from Fakta. The chummy little chubby bootle from Chimay. Very foamy upon opening slightly overflowing. Pours hazy orange brown with very big white head. Settles very slowly to a 1 cm thick creamy layer of foam. Intense aroma of characteristic Belgian yeast combined with fruity sweetness. Plum and caramel and a little spice. Medium carbonation. Taste is of caramel and yeast with a mild sour bitterness in aftertaste. Distinct notes of alcohol. Very Classic Belgian Bruin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1320) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Deep orange brown pour, nice brown head. Aroma of figs, cloves, bananas and yeast, flavor of spices, bananas, belgian yeast, figs, dates and orange. Full body. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pedrolobodf (14) - BRAZIL - MAY 30, 2015
Levemente adocicada, espuma de longa duração, coloração ambar, quase nao se percebe os 7% de alcool. Top!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkarpfen (31) - - MAY 30, 2015
Bottel from Auchan, Luxembourg. Pours reddish-brown, hazy, nice white head. Nose is intense and fruity; I could discern cherry, lemon, cinnamon and plums. Taste is well balanced, fruity and not oo alcoholic, slight bitterness. Creamy and silky mouthfeel, long finish. Will drink again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanderings878 (37) - ITALY - MAY 29, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore rosso - bruno, con abbondante schiuma beige, cremosa, ma non molto persistente. Aroma straordinario, al naso è un tripudio, con caramello, frutta candita ed albicocca in evidenza. Anche banana e cioccolato, in minor misura. Gusto dolce ma bilanciato, l’alcol emerge sul finale. Al palato, nonostante la carbonatazione, è velluto. Finale che lascia soddisfatti. Sempre un’esperienza.

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