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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3185   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle pours a hazy copper-brown with a thick off-white head. Frothy with decent retention and lacing. Aromas of dark fruit, Belgian yeast, pepper, and apple. Flavor is smooth, fruity, some caramel and just a hint of hops. Tasty, but not as outstanding as other Chimay brews.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
750ml bottle. Pours a dark copper colour with tan head which is retained for some time. Aromas of spices and caramel malt. Sweet aftertaste. A fine Belgian beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1316) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2014
A fine bottle given to me by a friend from work after the completion of a month-long painful task, thanks Matt! Enjoyed at 8:58AM. Pour is cloudy, murky brown with a thin ring of beige foam - looks like water from the Wisconsin river. Aroma is loaded with banana bread, light holiday spice, caramel malt, and a light metallic note. Flavor is lightly sweet and minerally with light toasted malt up front followed by a dry yeasty kick then finished with banana and Belgian yeast flavors. Wonderful refreshingly effervescent palate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fluxing (321) - POLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Kolor brunatny, zmetnione. Piana niska, powoli opada do grubej obraczki i minimalnie oblepia szklo. W aromacie ciezko sie czegos doszukac, lekki syrop kandyzowany i suszone owoce, ogolnie slodki aromat. W smaku jeszcze ciezej sie czegos doszukac, jest smak syropu kandyzowanego i lekka owocowosc, na finiszu pojawia sie delikatny, szczypiacy alkohol. W odczuciu wytrawne, wysoko wysycone, ale jest to jak najbardziej na miejscu. W zasadzie jest pijalne, ale jest tak do bolu nudne, jednowymiarowe i malo intensywne, ze jest sporym zawodem.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (55) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2014
0,33 l bottle. Clear, dark ruby with nice off-white, creamy and stable head. Fruity aroma of cherry, plum and raisins. Not as intense as I expected (and quite weak compared to a Rochefort 8). Taste follows the aroma but adds some alcoholic notes and some bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body, lively carbonation. Definitely a good beer but somehow I missed some deepness and complexity. Interesting at least that hop extracts are used.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (298) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Pours amber with a tan head. Aroma has malt, bread. Very clean tasting. Light body, highly carbonated.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregorymconway (98) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
750ml bottle from the LCBO. Deep brown/ruby red body overtop a huge foamy head which diminished quickly leaving almost no lacing. Huge apricot notes, some wine-like qualities on the nose alongside cherry, apple and plum. The finish is more alcohol warmth than hops. Medium bodied with elevated alcohol which is well integrated. More sessionable than most of the same style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (561) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
750ml bottle. Cloudy dark red copper body, big mocha head with decent retention, but watery lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spices, candy sugar, caramel malt, a tad mineral. Smooth and light taste: yeast, candy sugar, lots of caramel malts, herbs. A strange metallic aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"malty, dark fruit and a little spice in the nose and flavor...more subdued than i was expecting. tasted with the blue and white-this was #2 or 3. good, but there are many doubles out there more interesting."

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (670) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
On tap at Vancouver Craft Beer Market in Vancouver. Served in signature stemmed glass. A very decent dubbel, though I’m far more interested in tripels and quads generally. Slightly fruity, quite malty. 3.6.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sirus (10) - - OCT 16, 2014
By far one of the most unique and classic of the Abby ales. This is a standard in my house.


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