Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3435   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2836) - Hirakata, - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Yeast, brown sugar, light fruit. Dull cloudy brown, huge off-white rocky head. Very nicely balanced initial; some tart fruit in mid -- overripe raisins and cherries; finish is smooth and sweet and then has a bit of acidity. Thin-medium body with a touch of astringency. A well-made beer, but not the most exciting dubbel. I do, however, have a soft spot for Chimay Red because (thanks to Richard H.) it was one of the first that got me into craft beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jelledebont (49) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
Niet echt een uitgesproken smaak, maar wel een prima dubbel. Goed te drinken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (879) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
330ml bottle. Murky mahogany with a foamy beige head. Flavors are dough, brown sugar, honey, dried fruits and spices with nutty notes. Medium body, lively carbonation, slick texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narizao84 (4) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015 does not count
Excellent beer to the palate. Very aromatic and tasteful. Blu chimay also very recommended ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graf0 (194) - POLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Aromat:Słodki (karmelowy), przyprawowy, guma balonowa, Wygląd:Jasny brąz, klarowne, drobna piana, niezbyt obfita w kolorze złamanej bieli, szybka jej redukcja Smak: Stonowana słodycz, alkoholowa goryczka, przyprawowy, tosotwy. Nieprzyjemny alkohol Odczucie:Wysokie wysycenie, rozgrzewanie alkoholowe, pól pełne. Jak dla mnie zbyt alkoholowe, który trochę męczy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1366) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours a cloudy dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of raisins and dates. Taste is malty sweet up front with a taste of cherries in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (703) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Tap at bulldog downtown. Ruby with medium white off white head. Dark fruit smell. Dark fruit funk, decent yeast body. Sugary. Good balance. Classically great beer for number 700.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
One2remeber (202) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2015
L14-795 Bottled. 25 srm. Blow-off bucket, fermx/co2/yeasty. Similar candy aroma as Westmalle Dubbel, just not as intense. Esters more of lighter color fruit, pears/apricots. Prominent taste of sugar. Mild body, smooth, ’pleasant astringency’ indeed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pitch992 (4) - SLOVENIA - SEP 29, 2015 does not count
aroma: banana, raisins, bubblegum, alcohol, appearance: coppery red, hazy, head forms quickly, white foam, is relatively lasting. taste: Similar to aroma. First you sense banana, raisins, possibly bubblegum, some malt, alcohol. Smooth banana and alcoholic aftertaste. Couldn’t sense hops. Too bubblegumy and banana flavor for my taste. Some diacetyl, light sweetness. palate:medium body, slick feel, lively, long slightly sweet finish. overall: Banana and bubblegum flavors and aroma is too strong for my taste. Did not enjoy it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bolian (74) - - SEP 28, 2015
Classic trappist. Pours dark brown and hazy with a thick fine foam. Caramel, plum and yeasty nose. Taste is complex with fine notes of apples, raisins and banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luengus (19) - - SEP 22, 2015
Average frothy light brown diminishing head with hazy light brown body. Average malt caramel aroma and dough presence. Medium creamy body with average carbonation. Long duration flavor. Moderately sweet, heavy acidic and average bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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