Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3360   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.

niday2288's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niday2288 (115) - - NOV 27, 2012
Beautiful dark ruby color with a light tan head. Little to no lacing in the the chimay goblet. Nose is arromatic of sweet malt and citrus. Tingly mouthfeel with good sweet malt and floral hop flavor. Aftertaste is pleasant and dissipates quickly with hints of apple cider. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkarpfen (21) - - MAY 30, 2015
Bottel from Auchan, Luxembourg. Pours reddish-brown, hazy, nice white head. Nose is intense and fruity; I could discern cherry, lemon, cinnamon and plums. Taste is well balanced, fruity and not oo alcoholic, slight bitterness. Creamy and silky mouthfeel, long finish. Will drink again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanderings878 (14) - ITALY - MAY 29, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore rosso - bruno, con abbondante schiuma beige, cremosa, ma non molto persistente. Aroma straordinario, al naso è un tripudio, con caramello, frutta candita ed albicocca in evidenza. Anche banana e cioccolato, in minor misura. Gusto dolce ma bilanciato, l’alcol emerge sul finale. Al palato, nonostante la carbonatazione, è velluto. Finale che lascia soddisfatti. Sempre un’esperienza.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Neptune (29) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Predominantly sweet, with malt and caramel notes to it. It’s a nice beer, but with just few more cents I can get much better Blue Chimay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (687) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 27, 2015
Robe ruby sombre et un peu trouble, petit collet persistant. Aromes fruits noirs et chocolat. Ronde en bouche mais moins que la bleu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lidor1995 (20) - ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2015
Nice chocolate-like aroma with cloudy dark brown color and minimal white head.heavy sweetness and light - fizzy palate and overall great experience

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6887) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber pours with a bubbly off white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with light metallic notes. Bready, fruity and malty flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (52) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 23, 2015
Color is red, hazy, semi-transparent. Aroma: dried figs, dried apricots, roasted notes, alcohol. Taste: moderate sweeteness, low to moderate alcohol bitterness, light sourness. Flavour: dried fruits, candied fruits, rotten fruits, fusel. Some alcohol and roasted bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall this is good but slighlty unbalanced with odd alcohol notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (74) - Tübingen, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2015
Pours brownish-red with thick, persistent beige head. Aroma of bread, herbs and dried fruits. Taste is balanced by sweet and light bitter, fruity and bready. A harmonious beer all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy, dirty brown.....with a creamy beige head. Caramel, woody, fruit aroma. Taste is lightly sweet, caramel malt......a hint of pepper, apricot, apple-peel. Very nice and soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1779) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
Overall: Banana, plums, apple peel.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2015-05-18.

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