Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
appiantiqua (67) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2016
Goûtée dans un verre neutre "tulipe". Robe brune avec une belle mousse persistante. Le nez est sur les fruits secs et la prune. Le goût est à la hauteur avec une balance idéale entre douceur/amertume/acidité et des saveurs légèrement épicées. La finale est longue et renforce l’impression d’harmonie. Une grande bière trappiste. 16.5/20

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserov (215) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 21, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2016 Color marrón medianamente claro, turbio, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de dos dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación presente, sin pasarse. Aroma frutal e incluso floral, muy fresco. Invita a meter la nariz una y otra vez en la copa. El sabor viene de la malta (no capto nada de lúpulo), incluso se percibe muy mínimamente un regusto a tostado. Afrutada. Toque mínimo de amargor (el justo para que la cerveza no pueda ser denominada como dulce). La carbonatación en boca es muy placentera. Otro acierto de Chimay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danioofp (68) - POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Butelka, ten czerwony towarzysz był znośny w tej trójce, ale czegoś tu brakowało, najsłabszy alkoholowy z trójki, owocowy aromat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cool_Bond (2331) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2016
The aroma of yeast, Mazarin, grass and dried fruit. The taste is alcohol, yeast, dried fruit and lightly fruity. Very carbonic acid. Decent bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Difficult to drink because of its alcohol taste. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sircatis (121) - FRANCE - SEP 17, 2016
Bière brune, mousse beige, rien a voir avec la Chimay Bleu. C’est une bière forte Belge. A tester quand même.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mike_Vincent (7) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016 does not count
My favourite Belgian - this beer never disappoints. Beautiful copper colour and creamy head gives off light fruit notes with a promise of something almost plumb-like underneath. The taste is complex but finishes clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (490) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Deep cloudy brown color with an amber hue, and a powerful amount of activity. Slightly creamy and frothy beige 3 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, making a good amount of legs. Flavors of ester fruits like pears and apples, dark fruits like plums, yeasty, coriander, clove, molassy, caramel, floral and herbal spices. Smooth slick medium body with champagne like carbonation. Strong and long finish, ending with a faint smoky molassy feel, thick fruity and bitter yeasty tongue coat, with lingering oaky barrel aged and grassy feel. Overall this is a very good craft with tasty flavors and a quality finish that I find better and more complex than the other Chimays. Good freshness and a well balanced rich sugary taste, yet quite dry and bitter with a strong boozy vinous feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
calern (34) - - SEP 14, 2016
Cloudy amber liquid,big white foam. Yeast and slightly fruity aroma. Watery with soft carbonation. Nice bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
damzz (465) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Pours a deep bronze with a thick long lasting beige head that leaves lacing. Nose is toast, spice, fruit. Taste is dried fruit. Bosy is medium-thick. Very little bitter aftertaste. 11.2 oz bottle Bring back the 12 oz bottles, use cans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GhostS (42) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 7, 2016
medium and sweetish aroma - fermented fruits, overripe peach/apricot, flowers, honey, honeycomb. medium and very fruity taste - overripe and juicy peach, honey, lot of flowers, springlike herbs, some cherries with alcohol, some corn juice with hop bitterness. good!

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