Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3356   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kr1zz (232) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle bought at Delhaize. Pours red/brown with a medium white head. Taste is watery with caramel notes, hoppy bitterness in the back of my throath, roasted malts, little sweetness, abricots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (479) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 2018, Pours deep cloudy, dark amber to brown liquid, big frothy tan head, Aroma: fruity, red fruits, yeast, warming alcohol, , griotte cherry, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, malty, candied fruits, caramel, Palate: medium to full body, creamy to oily texture, soft carbonation, long light fruity finish, Overall: nice aroma, simple but adorable smooth taste, very drinkable, enjoyed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (90) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2015 Compra: Carrefour Opinión: De las mejores trapenses, y ademas barata y facil de encontrar en cualquier supermercado

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Livendadream (149) - New Mexico, USA - APR 25, 2015
Btl pours a hazy light brown-red color. Big off white head, with big bubbles that fades fast leaving no lace. Aromas of fruits:prunes,old plums, banana, and a hint of citrus. The smell of caramel,alcohol and fresh baked muffins hit the nose. Tastes of fruit,figs,sweet caramel,earth,yeast and dark bread. Medium body,lively cabination,soft mouthfeel and a sweet yet slightly alcoholic finish. Very good beer,it has a nice malty character that is rich and bold. It has an effervescence about it that makes it very drinkable. I like this beer it is fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesewelch (171) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 24, 2015
From 75cl, corked/caged, has about 4 inches of headspace in bottle, poured into 16oz Belgian tulip glass

Aroma: sweet fruity, malty

Appearance: amber, clear, massive tan head with good retention

Taste: Medium sweet

Palate: medium body, creamy or sticky texture, lively carbonation, short sweet dry finish

Overall: I’m not a big fan of Dubbels, but this one is exceptional. The aroma has lots of fruity like smells. At first, I thought it was cherries, but after reading the description saying apricots then I’d assume that’s more accurate. The color and body is nice. The taste is malty, smooth, sweet, creamy, and well balanced. If I had to choose one Dubbel, this would be it. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1210) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
330ml bottle. Brown body with a brief minor head. Caramel, dark fruits, herbal notes and a hint of banana. Loads of co2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollerton (139) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2015
Bottle at Bishop’s Avenyn. Very balanced and good beer, smoth taste and easy to drink. Very god!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (152) - SPAIN - APR 20, 2015
Big beige frothy head with very good retention. Hazy dark amber/coppery colour. Aroma is fruity, prune, caramel, molasses and peach. Taste is fruity (peach), caramel, toasted malt, some alcohol evidence and sweet bitterness finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sccp1910 (23) - BRAZIL - APR 20, 2015
Muito boa! Sabor bem frutado, aroma de caramelo....amargor moderado. Uma cerveja muito agradável!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (56) - SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2015
C’est une bière agréable. La mousse est légère et sa robe est cuivre foncée. Je l’ai sortie fraîche du frigo et le mieux est plutôt de la boire à 12 degrès, fraîche sans trop l’être. Il me semble que le carameal ressort avec un goût d’alcool prononcé. Je préfère quand même la chimay bleue.

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