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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paulvanpelt (352) - Reusel, - JAN 11, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Caramel met oranje noten, getinte, verdwijnende schuimkraag. Aroma van caramel, rood fruit, beetje mint. Niet veel body, ook geen sterke smaken. Wel goede balans tussen zoet, zuur, bitter.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oginme (48) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2014
bottle: pours slightly hazy, medium amber-red color, white frothy head. Aroma is fruity, notes of grape, apricot. Taste is sweet, alcoholic, fruity taste (grape, raisin, dried fruit) with a dry, lightly tannic, lightly bitter finish. Smooth, light to medium bodied. Very easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paolo71 (13) - Alviano, ITALY - DEC 17, 2014
In bottle. Frothy, rocky, creamy head.Amber/coppery. Cloudy. At nose chestnut honey, raisins, dry plums, peache, biscuit, caramel. Medium body. Sweet with a bit bitter at the end. A bit astringent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (669) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours a hazy copper red with a tan head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of biscuit, amber malt, and some spice. The flavor is dark malt and spices up front, with a biscuit backbone and dark fruit flavor over a medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGCostaNeves (10) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 15, 2014
The fruity aroma is soon realized. It has a reddish, slightly cloudy, with a permanent cream. At first the caramel flavor is remarkable passing gradually to resemble a cherry liqueur, cherry one brand which is more caramel than the other style. The malt is present. At the end of the drink becomes drier and a slightly bitter (offsetting the initial sweetness. It is a medium-light-bodied beer. Overall shown a very different dubbel with this taste very strong cherry liquor. I like this taste and to be honest I do not know until it can be any unwanted defect by most tasters. I really enjoyed this Dubbel configuration.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (50) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
complex geurig aroma dat fris en fruitig aan doet. Redelijke schuimkraag die lang aanhoud en wolkig aan doet. Donker koper kleurig. Zacht op de tong met toch behoorlijk wat carbonatie, romig, fruitig en een zachte bitter. Minder complex dan de andere Chimay’s wel herkenbaar. De meest zachte en toegankelijke chimay.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (711) - NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Mørk brun, noe uklar farge. Stor boblende skumtopp og plenty karbonert. Lurt å ha glasset i nærheten når den åpnes. Smaker karamell, gjær,brunt sukker. Har et visst champagnepreg både på smak og futt. Ganske så god

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AnokaBrewer (33) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Very little aroma. Deep copper in color. Sweet at first, well balanced with hops. Lots of carbonation on the palate. Starts to foam up in your mouth. Carmel type of finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (675) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 9, 2014
Draft 0.15l at Chimay stand Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it dark reddish color with small white head.Taste and aroma of plum, candy sugar, caramel, red fruits and yeast.Full flavour and good balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (102) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Nice red ale with a sweetish taste and champagnelike carbonation. In conclusion a bit boring but a very solid red ale.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ulysse (117) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2014
Warning: Chimay’s beers aren’t that tame and will spontaneously come out of the bottle roughly one second after getting rid of their virginity cap ;) Top made of big bubbles. The kind of beer you can drink lots. The flavour still lives on after swallowing.


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