Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.

jimmie65's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Cloudy dark amber with a beautiful white head and great lacing. Aroma is apricot and spice. Perfectly balanced taste. Flavors of fruit, caramel, spice. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (463) - SINGAPORE - NOV 29, 2015
33cl bottle on 08-Nov-2015, poured into a stemmed Trappist chalice glass. Hazy reddish brown colour with a tan coloured head. Aroma of apricot, malt and caramel. Soft carbonation and medium body. Flavour of sweet fruit, malt, and caramel sugar. Plum and apricot. Sweet fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (144) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
Fat på Örebro Öl & Whisky Festival. Mörkbrun vätska med fingertjockt beiget skum. Doft av belgojäst, micropop och smör tillsammans med kola, torkad frukt och lite kaffe. Ungefär samma i smaken. Lagom stor kropp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanhunter_4 (131) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
Draft poured at craft beer market in Edmonton. Pours red with a white head. Smells sweet, like dark red fruit. Taste is complex: peppery, sweet and a little spicy. This works. I quite like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (433) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 25, 2015
,33l pour from chilled bottle into stemmed pils glass all the way here in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Pours with a huge fluffy light-tan head, quite fluffy. Nose is sweet, fruity, apricot, raisin, plum, candied fruit. Smells delicious. Medium body, creamy, a little of a papery feeling. Taste is wonderfully layered and complex. Fruity notes, sweet notes, bitter notes, woody notes. Lots going on here. Love it every time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renekof (14) - - NOV 22, 2015
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (532) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle from Beers’n’more. So that’s how good a dubble can be! Interesting and predominant malty malts, very sweet, some fruit (banana throughout), crisply carbonated, perfect balance between all that. A classic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle @home. Nose is brown, slight haze and a tan head. Nose is toffee, candy sugar, yeasty, blackcurrant and a touch of apple. Taste is toffee, fruity, malty a tiny touch of nuts right at the back end, nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronTDubs (103) - - NOV 15, 2015
Copper colored, unclear. Nice frothy head. Smells of vanilla, caramel, toasted bread, and a touch of yogurt. Nice smooth caramelly flavor. A bit on the sweet end, but enough bitterness to keep from being cloying. Not as much yeast fruitiness as I’d expect, but good nonetheless. Well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quick3Beers (527) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours a brown tinged with copper from a bottle, thick crema colored head, lots of lacing, slowly dissipating. Aroma is difficult to discern through the head. Flavor is a slightly peppery, fizzy, spicy fruitiness with some nearly burnt toffee note hovering in the background. Not overly boozy, but lets you know that some alcohol is in here. Very good beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnlyRogueAngel (32) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
The perfect autumnal beer. Amber/red with a pale foamy head. Smooth liquorice with hints of apricot and a lightly smoked taste, followed by slightly bitter hops and a dry, but refreshing aftertaste.

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