Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theodopilos (64) - - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle from dans holland park, light fruity aromas, but a full explosion of flavours

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rjen (51) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
Copper with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit and spice. Taste is sweet and mild bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MMJL (301) - Gliwice, POLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Poznać zapach z butelki tym razem nie było tak łatwo, bo przywitał mnie dosyć silny gushing... Po chwili gimnastyki z butelką udało mi się wreszcie wyczuć ciemne słody, karmel i gumę balonową. Piana bardzo wysoka, beżowa, drobna, i choć zwiastuje piwo przegazowane to jest bardzo ładna. Opada powoli. W barwie piwo jest ciemnoherbaciane, jasnobrązowe. Aromat ze szkła mocno owocowy, z wyraźną gumą do żucia, lekkim karmelem, nutami chlebowymi, korzennymi przyprawami. W smaku dosyć słodkie, co ciekawe lekkie. Wyraźnie fenolowe z bardzo intensywną gumą balonową i goździkowym posmakiem. Lekki alkohol w smaku jest wyczuwalny, ale jest szlachetny. Co ciekawe jest tu też obecna nuta herbaciana. Wysycenie straciło się na szczęście w czasie nalewania jest na co najwyżej średnim poziomie. Goryczki prawie brak - a jeżeli w ogóle to lekko alkoholowa. Wraz z ogrzewaniem coraz mocniej wychodzi na wierzch owocowość zmierzająca w stronę suszonych jabłek/gruszek. Znakomite piwo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bubeer (168) - - SEP 1, 2015
Cloudy mahogany. Huge frothy beige head. Bread and hazelnut in the nose, also a bit of butter and banana. Banana is highlighted in the taste. A bit of alcohol, bitter wraping the inherent sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (184) - Lyon, FRANCE - AUG 29, 2015
Pas mauvaise mais la moins intéressante des chimay pour moi. Corps assez puissant, très caramelisé. Fin plutôt forte dans une amertume très passagère. La levure est très présente avec le sucre ce dont je ne raffole pas...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinn93 (55) - Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Very good Belgian dubbel, well balanced. Dark amber color and good foamy head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ArtificialCyst (137) - Szczecin, POLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Aroma is sweet, malty, Belgian esters, toast, caramel, averagely complexed and averagely intensive. Apperance: dark amber color, nice foam - quite high, creamy, medium stiff. Taste: Belgian esters (dried peach and quince), sweet, little bit of balanced good quality alcohol, caramel, very low bitterness, overrated a little bit. Palate: medium body, medium carbonation, finish is a little bit bitter and also semi-sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
6.5 year old bottle. Found during rotbox dive prior to big move. Pours a reddish copper brown hue. So little head an english shiremane would be proud. Aroma offers sweet figgy berry sherry. Twangy raisin and ripened plums. Bit of grape drank cough syrup. Attenuated enough to be reasonably drinkable. A bit oxidized. Lowish carbonation, but enough fizz for the style. Not a favorite style of mine, and from an old bottle stored in less than ideal conditions. Better than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopmaestro (846) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Aroma is fruity malts and a little yeasty with dark fruits. Taste is sweet malts with honey and figs plums. Warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tognetta (491) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 22, 2015
Avermelhada, espuma de boa formação e pouca retenção. Chocolate, frutas vermelhas, uva passa. Paladar transparece leve o álcool, chocolate. Corpo médio, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste persistente, só achei que faltou um pouco de corpo, mas muito saborosa.

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