Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3602   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.

Chrisxx25's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chrisxx25 (82) - - JUN 29, 2012
Unfortunately I lost the notes I made for this. I do remember the taste was extremely complex, rich and enjoyable. Plums, raisins, roasted malts, wood, caramel, cherry, sour funk, yeast, bread and orange. This beer was great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlisle (499) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle (750 ml). Ruby-brown color with light tan head. Some raisin aroma. Plums and raisins followed by cherry notes. Chewy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1163) - Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2016 Pours clear mahogany with a large beige head. Smells of dark fruits and caramel. Taste is sweet fruits, hints of caramel. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and lively mouth-carbonation, Chimay Rouge (Première) finishes with a bready yeastiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierridder_S (664) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2016
19/08/2016 - 33cl bottle @ Eenvoudig Bestaan, Kerkhove. Redbrown with nice white head. Nose is dark malts, caramel. Taste is dark malts, caramel, raisins, some roast, bit sourness, light bitter ending. Perfectly balanced, but complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (416) - - AUG 20, 2016
Apricot and fresh baked bread aromas. Taste is fresh bread, apricot, raisin skin, and honey; all with a tingly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (560) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2016
330ml bottle, very lively. Dark, reddish brown with a foamy beige head. Slightly sour, fruity aroma, flavour is caramel and fruit cake. Good, but not my favourite dubbel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jacobarts (53) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours dark hazy copper color with big/medium white head. Aroma is a bit sour/fruity - apricot. Taste is sweet with a light aftertaste of bitterness. Great body, fine texture and carbonation, well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1853) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle Aroma-floral Appearance-dark amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly sour, medium bitterness, Palate-medium body, creamy, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Tummanpunaruskea olut poreilevalla paksulla, mutta kohtalaisen nopeasti häviävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksu hiivainen ja hieman mausteisen hedelmäinen. Maku pehmeä, hiilihappoinen, hedelmäinen ja mausteinen. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma. Hieno olut, vaikkei toki ihan Bluelle pärjääkään. Makua saisi olla hieman enemmän, ehkä tämä on hieman yksiulotteinen olut.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Connor66 (73) - - AUG 7, 2016
Not the best and no where near as tasty as the triple they produce. Would not buy it if i did not have to. Pours dark brown and very mild hops taste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenbean (9) - - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
I was not amazed, but it was decent. An honest beer I would not buy but would not object to drinking.

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