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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3045   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1152) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours dark with a thick creamy head. Aroma of dark fruits, fig, plum, belgian yeast. Flavor folloes with a burst of fruit and a heavy mouthfeel. Bit of booze, but in a good way that accents the heavy fruit nicely. World class brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DennisKirk (61) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2014
Flaske købt i Netto, 33 cl. 20 kr. er billigt for så en god øl, helt klart speciel, med dejlig duft og smag, flot i glasset med sin fyldige brune farve og flot hvidt skum, dejlig smags palate, med god balance imellem sødme og bitterhed, er på 7% vol. uden at være stærk/ sprittet, det er sq lækkert. Thumps up fra mig :-)

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
htzpah (33) - - APR 22, 2014
Hoppy nose, great head, beautiful appearance. Slightly bitter taste, but not that complex. Difficult to nail the right words. Citrus flavor?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yidi (20) - okemos, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
The color is dark and clear. Toasted malt smell. Sweet, strong bitterness, malty and banana tasted.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (33) - - APR 20, 2014
My first Chimay. Pours a lovely blood orange color with a thick white head. Moderate lacing left behind. Aromas of red fruit. I’m decidedly underwhelmed by the aromas in general. The palate is more lively and in addition to the red fruit there is a subtle toffee undertone. I was expecting a bit more from my first Chimay given the reputation that precedes them.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (44) - CANADA - APR 19, 2014
A Blend of caramel, malt and dark fruit on the nose. This is a smooth and rich Strong Belgian Ale, featuring caramel, figs, ripe berries and malt in the taste profile. The balance reflects the skill of the brewers and the medium body and fine effervescence add to the quality of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (182) - - APR 19, 2014
Nutty caramel aroma. Nice medium brown colour. Big well rounded flavour and strong tasting. Packs a punch ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerthoven (8) - - APR 18, 2014 does not count
Considering this is the entry level Chimay offering, it is still outstanding. When I'm feeling a bit more casual, the Premiere Ale never disappoints. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdwinLitzau (241) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Donkerbruine kleur, weinig beige schuim. Aroma van fruit, perzik. Smaakt fantastisch, beetje zoet, fruitig en bitter. Topper.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyConga (52) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
A bit cloudy - maybe poured in the yeast....copper colour. Tastes as expected. Browny Belgium. Would drink again but not amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (151) - POLAND - APR 17, 2014
Aroma: alcohol, peach. Appearance: hazy ruby color, nice beige head. Taste: medium bitterness (alcohol), peach, roasted malts. Palate: full body and high carbonation, bitter alcohol finish. Overall: I am strongly disappointed. Only alcohol and nothing more.


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