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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3287   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.


BMMillsy's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1598) - 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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DraganC (15) - SLOVENIA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours nicely, sweet caramel taste. Not as good as chimay blue but still a very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1815) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a nearly clear copper, tan head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of apple juice, caramel, yeast, light ester. Taste is sweet, fruity, apple juice, caramel. Palate is dry, soft, slick, sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (850) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
Pours a hazy coppery with a fluffy, fairly large head. Fruity aroma with malts, plums, raisins and sweet candy. Taste is well balanced, light fruity and light sweet. Subtle bitterness to round it off. Creamy texture and just above avg co2 levels. Full body. Light alcoholic sting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arek (378) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Carrefour, Wrocław, Poland.
Ciemnorubinowe, mętne piwo obfitej puszystej, w miarę szybko opadającej ale pozostającej w postaci kożucha pianie oraz słodkawym, owocowym, lekko biszkoptowy, aromacie. W smaku złożone i ciekawe ale nawet lekkie, zbalansowane pomiędzy słodkim a wytrawnym, początkowo czerwone owoce z pestkowymi aromatami, następnie palony, lekko czekoladowy finisz.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
susonagger (31) - spain, - FEB 18, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: Coronada por una espuma cremosa, Chimay Brune (Roja) desprende un ligero olor a melocotón procedente de la fermentación. Su gusto, que deja una sedosa sensación en la lengua, es fresco gracias a un ligero toque de amargura. En cuanto al paladar, aquel que la pruebe notará una agradable astringencia que completa armoniosamente las cualidades gustativas de la cerveza.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewmetheus (11) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
A solid Trappist style ale, a little thin for my tastes but easy drinking, and easy to find.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
plaugher (222) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
12oz bottle into a chalice. Pours a deep garnet with a pillowy beige head. Dried fruit, caramel malt and some light flowery nose notes, well balanced sweet flavour, light bitter finish. Rich and very pleasantly creamy on the palate. Gorgeous; happy its available in town again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1081) - USA - FEB 15, 2015
Drunk from 75cl bottle bought in delhaize, brussels. Dark spicy ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (455) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
Caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar, fruits and some yeast in the aroma. Deep amber with a off-whit head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall a nice brew, rich in flavor, some warming alcohol in the back, but still quite easy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lello4ever (103) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Poco da dire sulla splendida rouge dei padri trappisti di Chimay. Rotonda, corposa, fruttata al naso, piena al palato con malto caramello e frutta, un finale perfetto appena secco. Super.


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