Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1230) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Ambar rojiza, de espuma blanca. El aroma tiene bastante de caramelo y de frutos secos, sin faltar la levadura belga. Bien de cuerpo y de carbonatación. Y el sabor sigue al aroma, con buen equlibrio entre dulce y amargo. El alcohol no es muy aparente lo que la hace bebible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (431) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 11, 2015
750ml bottle poured cloudy brown with a great bubbly head that slowly disappeared the aroma was fruit malt yeast hops the taste is smooth complex really good more malty than expected with tangy fruity toffee flavours just luvly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
romolime (86) - - JUN 9, 2015
Birra trappista buonissima, bel colore ambrato, risulta essere molto saporita al palato.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (247) - HONG KONG - JUN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2015 Well, a classic. Caramel, toffee, yeasty aftertaste. Amber appearance with thick white head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Daanminator (295) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2015
Best een goed biertje. Vol van smaak. Flinke schuimkraag erop. Toch zou ik er geen 2 achter elkaar van drinken. De smaak is best overheersend. Niet vies maar meer in de zin van teveel van het goede is ook niet goed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hansvf (310) - - JUN 7, 2015
Bruin belgs, niet heel mooi qua kleur wel prima schuim. Ruikt zoet en kruidig. Kruidige smaak met teveel carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (135) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2015
Foam: white to slide yellow. Colour: dark hazy amber to dark coppery. Aroma: caramel malts, different hops, fruits, a hints of vinous. Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, medium body, nice carbonation, candied fruits, caramel, malty, milk coffee, some berries, cherry at the dry end, nice one but overrated I think, but for this price here in Belgium great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
2xipaok (8) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2015 does not count
Bomber bottle pours w. Light tan head the quickly goes away. Nice hearty taste for a tappist ale. Dark amber on glass. Very drinkable a definate do again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (240) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Typical aroma of Abbey Dubbel - spices, bubblegum. Pours hazy brown with beautiful white head. Taste is sweet and sour, fruity - cherry, plum, peach with low to medium bitterness at the finish. Overall very nice one.

   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.

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