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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3544   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tiagosilvabs (7) - BRAZIL - MAR 22, 2016 does not count
Muito boa!! Faz juz ao nome. De aroma doce e que lembra bastante a cereais. Tem uma delicada doçura no paladar que faz toda a diferença.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sallysudz (31) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Sampled from a bottle the beer poured a cloudy red-brown with a large pillowy ivory head. Once it had died down it left some spidery lacing along the glass. The nose is comprised of malts, caramel, hints of chocolate, fruitcake, and spicy Belgian Yeast. Taste has the same flavour profile with dark fruit, caramel, molasses, a nuttiness and hints of chocolate at the end. The sweetness gives way to light hop bitterness at the finish. The beer is medium bodied with a pleasant creamy and smooth feel. The carbonation is refreshing but not aggressive.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (647) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 7/1/08. A deep amber body, almost murky. The head was rather thick and white. There wasnt much aroma, slight hint of fruit. It was sweet and a little spicy flavors of fruit were also present. Well carbonated, thick creamy mouthfeel. Nice warm finish, its worth a try. Although this is a really good beer, I like the other chimays are a little better.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biir (553) - Berlin, - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle - Brownish copper color with a small head. My first thought drinking it was - sugar! Some malty, fruity, sour notes as well. High carbonation. Not really my cup of tea.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pricey290483 (738) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
not for me this one got it from ales by mail beer club don’t think i would have it again father in law liked it though

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (225) - - MAR 9, 2016
Pours hazy copper brown with average white head with good lacing. Aroma is cereal, cookie, apricot, basement aromas, brown sugar, hint of sulfur. Medium sweet, medium bitter, average long aftertaste. Body is medium, palate is almost creamy, carbonation is average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ardeo (86) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle 33. Brune foncé avec beau col blanc "cassé". Nez : chocolat, fruits rouges. La bouche est toastée mais je lui trouve un manque de corps, de caractère et de longueur. Encore un bon produit de Chimay, gage de qualité, mais j’ai plus de sensations avec "la bleue" et surtout "la blanche" !

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probabeer (103) - - MAR 8, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2016 Sobrevalorada, aunque no está mal. Tiene azúcar añadido. Eso es trampear la cerveza. Cuerpo medio. Buen sabor inicial.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enno101 (54) - - MAR 7, 2016
Pours copper colour with frothy 2 finger head. Lovely aroma of cooking apples, dates, slight spice and a little sweetness from the malt. Taste of deep luscious stone fruit, cinnamon apples followed by subtle hop bitterness and a malty sweet finish. Medium body with good carbonation. Beautiful beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nonsenzio (57) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2016
Not as nice as the Chimay blue, but still very good. One of my favourite belgian breweries.


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