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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3386   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.


DeliveryDriver's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Pours copper and hazy with a big, tan head that dissipates slowly into a cap. Toffee is the aroma that stands out, but there is also molasses, butterscotch, cranberries, raisins, and plum. Taste is real sweet, and it drinks much bigger than 7% would indicate. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel, and leaves a strong toffee aftertaste that lingers for a good while. I’m not a big fan of Dubbels, but this was decent to me.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlinyDad1952 (100) - - JUN 30, 2015
WHAT GRATE BEERS BELGIUMS NOW COMPLEX AND FRUITS AND SPICES. CONNOSURS ALL OVER THE EARTH SEEKS TRADITION EXAMPLES AND BEERS HISTORY, FLAYVER; AROMAS; AND WINE:GLASS CAN SHOW YOU HOW GOOD BEERS LIKE THIS ONE IS. CHIMAY REFERS TO "TRAPPISTE" BEERS HAS ONE OF A KIND FRUIT AND SPICES TASTE. VERY GOOD BEER.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (70) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2015
Aroma: Caramel, dark fruits, malt, toffee. Appearance: Turbid brown/red beer with an off-white head. Taste/Palate: Starts with sweet malts and dark fruits. With a caramel and toffee taste. Ends dry and nutty. Overall: A really good Abbey Dubbel with an excellent balance. Still, this type of beer is still not my cup of tea.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DomD (162) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
Poured from bottle. Fruity citrus aroma. Pours a cloudy red with white head. Taste is a light sour. Medium body, creamy texture, livery carbonation, with an astringent finish. A nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (286) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Nose alcohol sugar look hazy brown with nice head taste damson plum yeast brown sugar wih a long medium slightly tart finish good stuff

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (357) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle. Reddish-brown color. Aroma: caramel and toffee, cane sugar and molasses, dried fruits and dried apricots, perfume, complex fruity esters. Taste: warming, malts, spices, caramel, dried fruits (apricots, raisins, prunes), toffee, nuts, biscuit and cognac. Excellent balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (123) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
Ruby color with medium lasting cream white head. Fruity malt and yeast aroma. Sweet malty flavour with notes off yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (388) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby with a large, creamy, long lasting, beige head that laces. Sweet malty aroma with dark fruit, yeast and spice. Sweet malty, dark fruit flavour with yeast, sugar and a dry, spicy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent dubbel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauroruellas (215) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2015
Acobreada,turva,creme bege volumoso,no aroma frutas vermelhas,secas e caramelo,sabor adocicado com álcool aparente mas năo agressivo. Boa cerveja.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Knilas (19) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2015
From draft. Beautiful copper color...long sustaining head...nice lacing. Too bitter for my taste, wouldn’t seek it out. Still a nice pour though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1148) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Ambar rojiza, de espuma blanca. El aroma tiene bastante de caramelo y de frutos secos, sin faltar la levadura belga. Bien de cuerpo y de carbonatación. Y el sabor sigue al aroma, con buen equlibrio entre dulce y amargo. El alcohol no es muy aparente lo que la hace bebible.


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