Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.

jmcgavin12's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - APR 30, 2013
Pours a hazy brownish red with a frothy ruby head. Lots of sweet dark fruits on the nose with hints of yeasty booze. The finish is a bit astringent with sweet notes persiting throughout the whole experience. I love the Belgians

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanhunter_4 (131) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
Draft poured at craft beer market in Edmonton. Pours red with a white head. Smells sweet, like dark red fruit. Taste is complex: peppery, sweet and a little spicy. This works. I quite like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (433) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 25, 2015
,33l pour from chilled bottle into stemmed pils glass all the way here in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Pours with a huge fluffy light-tan head, quite fluffy. Nose is sweet, fruity, apricot, raisin, plum, candied fruit. Smells delicious. Medium body, creamy, a little of a papery feeling. Taste is wonderfully layered and complex. Fruity notes, sweet notes, bitter notes, woody notes. Lots going on here. Love it every time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renekof (13) - - NOV 22, 2015
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (530) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle from Beers’n’more. So that’s how good a dubble can be! Interesting and predominant malty malts, very sweet, some fruit (banana throughout), crisply carbonated, perfect balance between all that. A classic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle @home. Nose is brown, slight haze and a tan head. Nose is toffee, candy sugar, yeasty, blackcurrant and a touch of apple. Taste is toffee, fruity, malty a tiny touch of nuts right at the back end, nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronTDubs (103) - - NOV 15, 2015
Copper colored, unclear. Nice frothy head. Smells of vanilla, caramel, toasted bread, and a touch of yogurt. Nice smooth caramelly flavor. A bit on the sweet end, but enough bitterness to keep from being cloying. Not as much yeast fruitiness as I’d expect, but good nonetheless. Well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quick3Beers (525) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours a brown tinged with copper from a bottle, thick crema colored head, lots of lacing, slowly dissipating. Aroma is difficult to discern through the head. Flavor is a slightly peppery, fizzy, spicy fruitiness with some nearly burnt toffee note hovering in the background. Not overly boozy, but lets you know that some alcohol is in here. Very good beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnlyRogueAngel (32) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
The perfect autumnal beer. Amber/red with a pale foamy head. Smooth liquorice with hints of apricot and a lightly smoked taste, followed by slightly bitter hops and a dry, but refreshing aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llkc (859) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2015
duft. krydret, maltet karamel. smag: maltet karamel sød lidt sød rosin lidt sirup agtig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MohaBeer (115) - Lima, PERU - NOV 10, 2015
Ambar oscuro con opacidad, buena espuma y retención. Lúpulo especiado moderado, malta maltoso caramelo moderado, ésteres a fruto seco bajo, licoroso ligero, metálico. En boca licoroso moderado, malta maltoso caramelo bajo, ésteres a fruto seco, ligero metálico, lúpulo especiado bajo. Final seco con ligero amargor, cuerpo medio, carbonatación baja.

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