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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chris__hartley (291) - Ontario, - JAN 8, 2013
It pours copper with orange highlights, very musty with lees; the head is off-white and soapy (quickly dissipated). The aroma has notes of: prunes, alcohol, bubblegum, and cloves. The taste is light sweet that finishes lightly spiced; peppercorns, bubblegum, and cloves. The palate is light-heavy body, medium carbonation, and a short finish. Overall, far too dainty for a dubbel.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanderings878 (14) - ITALY - MAY 29, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore rosso - bruno, con abbondante schiuma beige, cremosa, ma non molto persistente. Aroma straordinario, al naso è un tripudio, con caramello, frutta candita ed albicocca in evidenza. Anche banana e cioccolato, in minor misura. Gusto dolce ma bilanciato, l’alcol emerge sul finale. Al palato, nonostante la carbonatazione, è velluto. Finale che lascia soddisfatti. Sempre un’esperienza.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Neptune (29) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Predominantly sweet, with malt and caramel notes to it. It’s a nice beer, but with just few more cents I can get much better Blue Chimay.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (687) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 27, 2015
Robe ruby sombre et un peu trouble, petit collet persistant. Aromes fruits noirs et chocolat. Ronde en bouche mais moins que la bleu.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lidor1995 (20) - ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2015
Nice chocolate-like aroma with cloudy dark brown color and minimal white head.heavy sweetness and light - fizzy palate and overall great experience

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6887) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber pours with a bubbly off white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with light metallic notes. Bready, fruity and malty flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (52) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 23, 2015
Color is red, hazy, semi-transparent. Aroma: dried figs, dried apricots, roasted notes, alcohol. Taste: moderate sweeteness, low to moderate alcohol bitterness, light sourness. Flavour: dried fruits, candied fruits, rotten fruits, fusel. Some alcohol and roasted bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall this is good but slighlty unbalanced with odd alcohol notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (74) - Tübingen, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2015
Pours brownish-red with thick, persistent beige head. Aroma of bread, herbs and dried fruits. Taste is balanced by sweet and light bitter, fruity and bready. A harmonious beer all around.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy, dirty brown.....with a creamy beige head. Caramel, woody, fruit aroma. Taste is lightly sweet, caramel malt......a hint of pepper, apricot, apple-peel. Very nice and soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1779) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
Overall: Banana, plums, apple peel.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2015-05-18.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LaserPope (8) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015 does not count
Nice sweet beer with a hint of bitter aftertaste. The sweetness masks the strength of 7 apv.


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