Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3504   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.

petibear's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
petibear (53) - - MAY 2, 2012
aroma: caramel, appearance: brown, hazy, sparkling head: frothy, longlasting palate: creamy, soft carbonation mild and smooth, pleasure to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boxereddy (364) - BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2016
Helder mahoniekleurig bier, een beetje wazig met mooie beige schuimkraag. Aroma is fris en fruitig met kruidenhint. Smaak bevat een mooie zoetheid met karamel, chocolade en kruiden. Mondgevoel is ruim met sterk koolzuur en licht bittere afdronk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielMC (3) - - FEB 12, 2016 does not count
Una cerveza con un sabor intenso pero a la vez suave en paladar. Siete gradazos que entran sin querer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senap (539) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2016
Mycket av allt, men tydligt tunnare än den blå. Vid rätt tillfälle en fullträff som värd uppmärksamhet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thomas_W1 (314) - Rastatt, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2016
Flasche 0,33l: Helleres Mahagoni, leicht trüb, sehr kräftiger fester mittelporiger Schaum; sehr frische, fruchtige Nase, kräftige Würze, schöne Süße, Malzzucker, deutliche Hefearomen; im Körper schöne kräftige Süße, kräftige Würze, Malzzucker, sehr cremig, kräftige Kohlensäure, sehr malzig, leichte Röstaromen, leichte dunkle Fruchtigkeit; angenehmer würzig-milder Nachgang

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
phfyysik (188) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2016
Dark brown colour, small head and sizzle centres going around the top. Nose can feel caramel, cinnamon, cardamom, dried fruits, raisin. Mouth receives some sourness, caramel, metal, nuts, cinnamon, plum. Good and classic Belgian beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jukkar (82) - FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Nice dark brown color, thick and long lasting head. Taste has some sweetness but not too much. Lightly bitter. Beer is fizzy, long finish. Overall, very nice Chimay although I like the White better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (458) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2016
I got this 75 cl bottle together with a huge order from @Beergium. The cork says it’s bottled in 2015. Best before December 2019.

The beer pours hazy, red-brown with a huge, fluffy yellow head. About two finger high in my new Trappist-glass.

Nose: Caramel malt, fudge, dried fruit, plum, floral and herbal spices. Taste: Sweet chocolate, nuts, caramel, coriander, molasses, oak and plum.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, silky and smooth. Light carbonation. Complex texture. A nice smooth bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nephirem (68) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2016
Another excellent beer from Belgium. This dark ale is very rich in aroma and spices. Pours a dark amber colour with a big, light beige head that lasts quite long. Aroma and smell is mostly caramel and biscuits. High content of alcohol is somewhat masked by the sweetness - but it does hit hard. Loving it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (1930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
Draught at SBWF 2015. Big and lasting beighe head. Woody and phenolic aroma. Small wheat aroma and a mild phenolic taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5093) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Solid beer nothing more than that all the reviews have hit the highlights solid overall but too much in the aftertaste for me to drink a ton of.

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