Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3583   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.

marv3mania's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
11.2 oz. bottle poured into Chimay chalice. Appearance is a dark copper with a thick tan head. Aroma is rich, fruity malt with a slight scent of Belgian yeast. Pretty much what I expect from a dubbel. Taste follows the nose, with a noticeable apricot taste as well. It’s very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PietS (130) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2016
This beer has a good combination of different sweet aroma’s (caramel, fruity) and some bitterness (especially in the after-taste). I would reccommend this beer, but I wouldn’t say it’s one of the better Belgian beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Federak (9) - Verona, ITALY - JUN 30, 2016 does not count
Colore bruno, schiuma bianca fittissima e persistente. Aroma di malto e cereali. Gusto di malto, caramello, lievemente fruttato e alcolico. Al palato discretamente amara, erbacea, maltata. Abbastanza complessa come gusto e aroma, č bella corposa. Merita un’alta valutazione.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill (4004) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Large bottle served in a chalice. (From Nov. 2011 notes) My favorite Belgian, as of a few years ago, but never rated and not sampled for some years. Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a grand, creamy tan head that reduces to a durable top coat. Full lacing washes down the side of the glass with every sip. The head, at least, deserves a 5. Plenty of fruity yeast in the nose, with some sweet malt, a hint of tartness, and light notes of cloves and dark fruits. T: a tart and fruity dubbel, featuring fig and apricot notes, with a fine balance of sweet, sour and light bitter. Some mild alcohol esters complement rather than detract from the flavor. Hard to criticize, but perhaps a tad more yeasty and earthy than ideal in the finish -- or this can be part of its charm. Improved with some warming. M - rather lively carbonation, but perfect for the medium-full body. Slight dryness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoddamnNoise (16) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2016
Aroma: malt, caramel, fruit. No hints of hop aroma. Hints of yeast. Hints of citrus and alcohol aromas. Appearance: deep amber to brown color, hazy. Great thick slightly creamy beige head, with above average retention. Taste: medium sweetness, light-to-medium bitter, light sour. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, Overall: very nice appearance with great color and head. Great fruity aroma and nice maltiness-sweetness-caramel flavour balanced with an interesting citric touch. Long medium bitterness finish. Good interesting beer.

   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 (455) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 26, 2016
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso appartiene a luppolo e fruttato. L’intensitŕ olfattiva č elevata e la persistenza olfattiva č ragguardevole. Il cappello di schiuma a bollicine medie si fa ricordare per il pizzo finale. L’aspetto del liquido č opalescente. Il colore č ambrato carico. Il corpo č strutturato ma duttile. L’amaro č medio. L’intensitŕ gustativa č elevata e la persistenza gustativa č buona. Il gusto č piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di birra beverina. Il finale č 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 (690) - Křge, 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

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