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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3588   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.


jamestulloch's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3284) - Edinburgh, - APR 4, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 Bottle from a bar in Pisa, for the most disappointing of World Cup matches (Italy 0-1 Uruguay). Murky amber body with a beige head that fades. No lacing. Aroma of red apples, white pepper, yeast and brown sugar. Flavour of yeast, nuts and apples. Not the most complex. Medium body with a frothy, powdery mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Quite an unusual beer with a distinct taste of apples. Overrated.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jampura (66) - FINLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Kuparinen tuoksu, makea tahmea, maltainen. Hapokas ja hedelmäinen jälkimaku. Kerta kaikkiaan hieno.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inoven (231) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
Roodbruin, beetje troebel bier . Aroma is kruidig. Smaak is beetje caramelachtig en ietsje bitter. Smaak ebt snel weg.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (428) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2016
Ein Feuerwerk. A real Dubbel Masterpiece. Unwiderstehlich in vielen Momenten, malzig, trockenobstig und mit viel belgischer Hefearomatik gesegnet, haben wir es hier mit einem echten Knospenspalter zu tun. Wow, da kann man zwischen den Schlückchen ruhig mal ein Päuschen einlegen. Der Trunk ist extrem aufregend und vielseitig. Süß und scharf trocken, natürlich in säuberlich zerteilten Abschnitten präsentiert. Achterbahn!!!!! Fläschen für unter eins fünfzig aus einem belgischen Supermarkt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (640) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 6, 2016
Közepes hab, sokáig megmarad. Testes, savas, alapvetően komlós, fűszeres íz, kis gyümölcsös mellékízzel, közepes kesernyésséggel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdolfoCC (146) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - JUL 3, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color marrón con algunos destellos cobrizos a contraluz, se observa ligeramente turbia y cierta actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color beige de mediana retención, con burbujas compactas. AROMA: destaca mucho la levadura belga, notas especiadas como clavo y pimienta, además azúcar no procesado, ligeramente caramelo, nueces, así como frutos rojos y oscuros maduros. SABOR: al inicio del trago de siente dulce, nuevamente el carácter de la levadura belga bien presente con notas a clavo y ligeramente pimienta, azúcar morena, azúcar no procesado, frutos rojos, frutos oscuros maduros, nueces y un ligero gusto ácido; el retrogusto es seco y nada astringente, ligeramente amaderado. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo ligero casi medio, carbonatación media. RESUMEN: Una buena dubbel trapense.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PietS (148) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2016
This beer has a good combination of different sweet aroma’s (caramel, fruity) and some bitterness (especially in the after-taste). I would reccommend this beer, but I wouldn’t say it’s one of the better Belgian beers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Federak (10) - Verona, ITALY - JUN 30, 2016
Colore bruno, schiuma bianca fittissima e persistente. Aroma di malto e cereali. Gusto di malto, caramello, lievemente fruttato e alcolico. Al palato discretamente amara, erbacea, maltata. Abbastanza complessa come gusto e aroma, č bella corposa. Merita un’alta valutazione.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill (4112) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Large bottle served in a chalice. (From Nov. 2011 notes) My favorite Belgian, as of a few years ago, but never rated and not sampled for some years. Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a grand, creamy tan head that reduces to a durable top coat. Full lacing washes down the side of the glass with every sip. The head, at least, deserves a 5. Plenty of fruity yeast in the nose, with some sweet malt, a hint of tartness, and light notes of cloves and dark fruits. T: a tart and fruity dubbel, featuring fig and apricot notes, with a fine balance of sweet, sour and light bitter. Some mild alcohol esters complement rather than detract from the flavor. Hard to criticize, but perhaps a tad more yeasty and earthy than ideal in the finish -- or this can be part of its charm. Improved with some warming. M - rather lively carbonation, but perfect for the medium-full body. Slight dryness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoddamnNoise (32) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2016
Aroma: malt, caramel, fruit. No hints of hop aroma. Hints of yeast. Hints of citrus and alcohol aromas. Appearance: deep amber to brown color, hazy. Great thick slightly creamy beige head, with above average retention. Taste: medium sweetness, light-to-medium bitter, light sour. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, Overall: very nice appearance with great color and head. Great fruity aroma and nice maltiness-sweetness-caramel flavour balanced with an interesting citric touch. Long medium bitterness finish. Good interesting beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (294) - BRAZIL - JUN 28, 2016
Cor âmbar escuro com tonalidade caramelo e um pouco turva; espuma bege, cremosa, de altas formação e persistência com excelente lacing. Aroma de frutas secas e nozes, delicado aroma floral, de pão e álcool. Sabor de frutas secas e nozes com final picante, amadeirado e de leve amargor; retrogosto amadeirado, adstringente, alcoólico e picante. Corpo médio e carbonatação média. Cerveja muito equilibrada e de excelente drinkability apesar do teor alcoólico.


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