Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.

Temptation's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Temptation (226) - - NOV 29, 2012
I can’t understand the renown of this beer (not Chimay, but Chimay Rouge). It’s very correct in all aspects, the look is perfect and the aromas are very well integrated. But the mouthfeel is too light, watery and, in my opinion, very bland for its style. Biscuit, malts, caramel, even species, but all so tiny, with such short development, that I think that is one of the most flat beers in its style. Maybe the problem is mine...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TampaTim (10) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2014
amber, clear, frothy, grass, barnyard, woody, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, lively, bitter,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (1386) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish color, white head. Aroma of cherries, yeasty, red fruits. Taste is medium sweet, cherries, caramel, bit yeasty and some alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (751) - SPAIN - SEP 25, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, levadura, afrutado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rotaman14 (76) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2014
Brown with a reddish touch colour, off-white head. Nose is sour cherry, raisins, peach. Fruity and malty taste, with only a very small hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (350) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle @ The Bishops Arms, Helsingborg 19/9-14. Aroma: Malt, fruity, some yeasty notes. Taste: Dito. Body is medium, the finish is sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (960) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle @ The Bishops Arms, Helsingborg 19/9-14. Fruity, yeasty and sweet malty, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and yeasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1375) - Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2014
On draught at ABV Public House. Bubbly dark amber color. Aroma is pear, apple, plum, and light yeast. Taste is prune, apple, pear, lightly spiced yeast, and slightly grassy hops. Quite effervescent, with lingering fruit flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (291) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Foi a estrela da noite de degustação, precedida por uma Colorado Appia, uma Brooklyn East India Pale Ale e uma Affligem Blonde. Realmente é uma cerveja menos complexa que a Chimay Blue, mas não faz feio de forma alguma. Bela coloração avermelhada, bom creme, bastante persistente. Frutada e quente. Um pouco licorosa. Aroma frutado e médio.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fakebeersnob (154) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours a copper color with a creamy head that disappears leaving a long lasting lacing. Very malty with a bit of hop bitterness. Has a bit of a fruity presence. The mouth feel is off. I have not noticed this before, so wondering if my bottle is past its prime. It leaves a bit of a coating. Reminds me of a fragrance that you accidentally get a taste of. and coats the roof of the mouth. I know I have drank this years ago and loved it, so might have to do a rerate on another bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1414) - - SEP 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-3-1-3- Poured from bottle into a Chimay chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a hazy copper-garnet color with a small tan colored head. The head fades rather fast leaving only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is fruity with nice smells of darker fruits. The fruits are mainly of a resin, plum and prune. Mixed with the darker fruit smells are some nice yeasty smells as well as some spice aromas. Rounding out the aroma is wheat bread and a banana smell giving it an overall dark Belgian aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins with darker fruit and a slightly biscuit flavor. The darker fruit are just as would have been expected from the nose being mostly of raisin and plum. Right up front there is a moderately spicy taste of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon which is quickly meet with some caramel and banana sweetness. Toward the middle some yeasty taste begin coming to the tongue while some of the biscuit disappearing. Toward the end, a tiny bit of alcohol comes to the tongue as well as a moderately strong molasses sweetness which when combined with all the rest, leaves a nice somewhat sweeter and warming taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is medium in its thickness and creaminess with lots of carbonation bubbles filling the body of the brew. The moderate body and carbonation make for a more crisp feel balancing out the sweetness of darker fruits and sugary tastes well. Overall – Fantastically tasty and quite a pleasant drinking brew. This is renowned for a reason.

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