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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3332   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 (1655) - 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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesewelch (148) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 24, 2015
From 75cl, corked/caged, has about 4 inches of headspace in bottle, poured into 16oz Belgian tulip glass

Aroma: sweet fruity, malty

Appearance: amber, clear, massive tan head with good retention

Taste: Medium sweet

Palate: medium body, creamy or sticky texture, lively carbonation, short sweet dry finish

Overall: I’m not a big fan of Dubbels, but this one is exceptional. The aroma has lots of fruity like smells. At first, I thought it was cherries, but after reading the description saying apricots then I’d assume that’s more accurate. The color and body is nice. The taste is malty, smooth, sweet, creamy, and well balanced. If I had to choose one Dubbel, this would be it. Fantastic beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1157) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
330ml bottle. Brown body with a brief minor head. Caramel, dark fruits, herbal notes and a hint of banana. Loads of co2.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollerton (127) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2015
Bottle at Bishop’s Avenyn. Very balanced and good beer, smoth taste and easy to drink. Very god!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (129) - SPAIN - APR 20, 2015
Big beige frothy head with very good retention. Hazy dark amber/coppery colour. Aroma is fruity, prune, caramel, molasses and peach. Taste is fruity (peach), caramel, toasted malt, some alcohol evidence and sweet bitterness finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sccp1910 (11) - BRAZIL - APR 20, 2015
Muito boa! Sabor bem frutado, aroma de caramelo....amargor moderado. Uma cerveja muito agradável!

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (42) - SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2015
C’est une bière agréable. La mousse est légère et sa robe est cuivre foncée. Je l’ai sortie fraîche du frigo et le mieux est plutôt de la boire à 12 degrès, fraîche sans trop l’être. Il me semble que le carameal ressort avec un goût d’alcool prononcé. Je préfère quand même la chimay bleue.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alberti92 (142) - - APR 18, 2015
Pours a hazy orange brown with a thick head. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Aroma is fruity with lots of apricot and subtle hint of nuts and some banana. Taste is mildly spicy, with a hint of apple and a hit of cloves. Good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (100) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
Fairly large off white head, though it diminishes quickly. Beer per se is a tawny color and quite cloudy. Aromas are bready and doughy, along with some fruit, perhaps plum or apricot. Hops are quite mild. Body is medium to full; there is a fair amount of sweetness, though it is masked by pretty lively carbonation. The alcohol is quite apparent. Seems fairly acidic, though it may just be the carbonation. A good beer; interesting in that the yeast seems as prominent or more than the malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Batavi (79) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
Uitgeschonken in Chimay bokaal. Donker amberkleurig bier met royale beige schuimkraag die stabiel is en lang in het glas blijft. Aangename geur van Belgische gist, karamel en donker fruit. De smaak volgt de geur: karamel, rozijnen, iets van perzik/abrikozen. Verder relatief droge smaak, opvallend bittere toets van hop in deze uitstekende dubbel Trappist. De afdronk is licht droog medium lang zacht bitter. Zoals eigenlijk elk Trappistenbier is De Rode Chimay een kwalitatief uitstekend bier, met een fraai eigen smaakpallet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clockk (72) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 15, 2015
Aroma a caramelo y frutas, sabor a caramelo y cereal. Gran cuerpo, espuma persistente.


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