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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
migwell (85) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2015
Chimay chalice. Wonderful, smooth drinking dubbel. Has a bit of hops, unusual for a Trappist product, a yeasty smell and a dark fruity taste. Robust, complex, thoroughly enjoyable entry from Chimay.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sandog_au (13) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2015
Pours a dark cooper colour with a creamy off white head. Hints of apricot like aromas and tastes.Very malty at the back end with slight hints of scotch flavour. Carbonation is good. Mouthfeel is very structured. Not for the faint hearted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4070) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2015
375 ml bottle purchased at The Beer Store, Nashua. Dark brown without much head. Aroma is dark fruits, brown sugar and a mild Christmas like spice, pumpernickel bread.

Took me forever to get around to trying this simply because it is so widely available and I didn’t have a desire. It’s really quite good but If I buying Chimay I reaching for the blue label. Anyhow... The flavor is like the aroma with a very nice yeast character. The finish is on the sweet side but balanced by spice. Body is on the fuller side. Jeez, for the price this a GREAT grocery store brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonD_Bel (18) - Liege, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2015
Bière brun clair trouble, bulles moyennes, mousse abondante. Goût caramélisé, torréfié assez fruité. Bière brune agréable, bien que sans caractère propre.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (551) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2015
375 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass..red wine color with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of dark fruits,bread,spices..dry,malty,fruity,caramel flavor..good but overrated.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mario_giri (141) - SWITZERLAND - APR 4, 2015
Riecht eigentlich gut, fruchtig, Geschmack ist auch ok, aber einach ein wenig langweilig das Ganze.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (63) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 4, 2015
Cloudy reddish brown. Huge ivory head. Fruit scents (cherry, banana); coffee, caramel. Both powerful and silky, well-structured, medium-lingering. Overall, very nice. A good way to get into trappist beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1256) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 3, 2015
Botella de 33 cl tomada en la antigua internacional de Oviedo en mayo 2003. lote 196 hasta fin de 2004. 7 vol. bastante buena.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bewyder (189) - FRANCE - APR 2, 2015
Brune plutôt claire, léger fruité, légère amertume, léger caramel, ensemble très équilibré, un poil en retenue. Facilement trouvable en grandes surfaces en France, du moins dans les grandes villes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (241) - MEXICO - APR 1, 2015
Bottle, 330ml. A clear reddish beer with a medium size frothy head. Intense aroma of malts, spices, nuts and alcohol. Taste is biiter with a strong malt character. Some carbonation and moderate astringency. Medium bodied with a slightly alcohol finish. Clearly a first class beer.


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