Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.

Dacrza's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (800) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
DATE TASTED: February 10, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay 150th anniversary goblet...OCCASION: PSU/Illinois Sunday... APPEARANCE: dark mahogany body; thick, creamy off-white head that clings to the glass; cascading lacing... AROMA: bright, aromatic hops; some apple and pear bake in a soft, doughy aura; some ginger or allspice as well...PALATE: almost light-bodied, dry, and beguilingly drinkable presence; smooth and inviting...TASTE: grape, grapefruit, and soft pine resin--soft, pleasant, after-dinner cordial warmth; slightly acidic... OVERALL: revisiting the first beer to make me say, "Whoa," Keanu style--and the beer does not disappoint to create a drinking experience where the beer IS the moment...the Chimay family grows in strength, but the opener in the sampler outperforms most other breweries’ "first-ups by a long shot with drinkability and strength to spare...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (291) - BRAZIL - JUN 28, 2016
Cor âmbar escuro com tonalidade caramelo e um pouco turva; espuma bege, cremosa, de altas formação e persistência com excelente lacing. Aroma de frutas secas e nozes, delicado aroma floral, de pão e álcool. Sabor de frutas secas e nozes com final picante, amadeirado e de leve amargor; retrogosto amadeirado, adstringente, alcoólico e picante. Corpo médio e carbonatação média. Cerveja muito equilibrada e de excelente drinkability apesar do teor alcoólico.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Balias (2) - HUNGARY - JUN 26, 2016 does not count
Mahogany color with off-white head. Nice spicy aroma with some estery fruitiness. The taste is awesome with spice, banana and a hint of caramel, very little alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, slightly sweet. Great one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
labeerinthum (452) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 26, 2016
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso appartiene a luppolo e fruttato. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è ragguardevole. Il cappello di schiuma a bollicine medie si fa ricordare per il pizzo finale. L’aspetto del liquido è opalescente. Il colore è ambrato carico. Il corpo è strutturato ma duttile. L’amaro è medio. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di birra beverina. Il finale è lungo, secco e pulito. In bocca l’aroma riporta sentori di resina, fiori, pane, frutta, frutta secca e agrumi.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Broda161 (11) - POLAND - JUN 21, 2016
Niezle ale 1,65? bym nie dal za 0.33l. Goryczka, zapach calkiem spoko. Nie wiem co wiecej napisac, wszystko juz chyba zostalo powiedziane.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2152) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Hazy brown pour with a thick and fluffy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, slightly alcoholic. Flavor is smooth. It’s sweet with some nice caramel and malts. Alcohol is masked. It has a traditional taste. Some fermented fruit at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (687) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle @ Friends/chef. Appearance: pours slightly cloudy copper-brown with good tan soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, bread, brown sugar, light dried fruit and spices. palette: medium yeasty aroma, average to sparkling carbonation, medium body, medium sweetness, balanced by a medium bitterness, average duration and an oily texture. overall: Nice fruity notes, but not quite the malt profile i was expecting in a dubbel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patersoi (146) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2016
Pours ruby with delicious creme brulee aroma. Unfortunately the flavour is quite a bit more bitter than i like, and more bitter than the blue and white chimays. Only hints of the estery trappist goodness. Short finish

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UFleku (31) - SOUTH KOREA - JUN 6, 2016
Aroma : fruity clean Appearance : Brown thick foam Taste : a little sweet bitter fruity malty Palate : medium body In swiss great belgian beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PenultimaRonda (19) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2016
(Cas) Se trata de una cerveza negra bastante turbia que presenta un sabor muy dulce y levemente afrutado. Contrasta bastante con otras cervezas negras ya que en esta predomina el aroma frutal frente a otras en las que el caramelo y/o el café es lo más común (dentro de mi experiencia). (Gal) Trátase dunha cervexa negra bastante turbia que presenta un sabor moi doce e levemente afroitado. Contrasta bastante con outras cervexas negras xa que nesta predomina o aroma froital frente a outras nas que o caramelo e/ou o café son os mais comúns (dentro da miña experiencia).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StanTheMan44 (7) - POLAND - JUN 5, 2016 does not count
Świetny dubbel. Barwa morelowa, z lekkimi przebłyskami. Ładna drobnopęcherzykowa piana, która po kilku minutach redukuje się do małej obwódki. Niezbyt intensywny zapach, da się wyczuć morele i rodzynki, w tle majaczą nieokreślone przyprawy. W smaku festiwal suszonych owoców, dalej przyprawy, delikatna słodycz i w posmaku rodzynki i dobrej jakości tytoń. Do tego idealnie dopasowane wysycenie. Świetny dubbel.

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