Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3624   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.

mrenzweiler's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrenzweiler (30) - burlington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Cool bottle not much on the label beer is ok but has a funk to the taste and after taste wouldn’t recomebend to my friends

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lcdatti (1) - - SEP 26, 2016 does not count
Nice appearance, discrete aroma as is the taste. It lacks of persistence and doesn’t excite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rhombic (111) - SPAIN - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown with pale tan head. The aromas are mostly caramel, fruity and some cinnamon-like spiciness too, yeast. In mouth, a slight alcoholic feel, although not overpowering, high carbonation with yeasty and spicy flavours. The texture is thin and oily, with a medium to full body, somewhat short finish with some lingering bitterness. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvNa (113) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle. Color: Taste: Medium sweet. Lightly roasted malts, little sweetness. Hints of red fruit, chocolate and plums. Bitter earthy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rumbero (5) - USA - SEP 24, 2016 does not count
Aged bottle. Not sure how long but at least 3 years. Some oxidation is present in aroma (wet cardboard) and a bit in the flavor but still drinkable. Probably past its best. Taste is of caramelly malts, brown sugar and dark fruity esters. Body has thinned out a bit and carbonation is low for a Belgian of this style. But bitterness and expected astringency is right on and there is no harshness present. In appearance the only thing different is the thinner and rapidly dissipating off white head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kittenbieer (34) - LYON, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2016
Belle robe marron clair avec mousse peu persistante. Arômes subtiles de prunes et fruits secs.....La saveur est très équilibrée entre l’amertume,l’acidité et la douceur que cette Chimay laisse en arrière bouche. Excellente bière trappiste!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
appiantiqua (43) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2016
Goûtée dans un verre neutre "tulipe". Robe brune avec une belle mousse persistante. Le nez est sur les fruits secs et la prune. Le goût est à la hauteur avec une balance idéale entre douceur/amertume/acidité et des saveurs légèrement épicées. La finale est longue et renforce l’impression d’harmonie. Une grande bière trappiste. 16.5/20

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaserov (172) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 21, 2016
Color marrón medianamente claro, turbio, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de dos dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación presente, sin pasarse. Aroma frutal e incluso floral, muy fresco. Invita a meter la nariz una y otra vez en la copa. El sabor viene de la malta (no capto nada de lúpulo), incluso se percibe muy mínimamente un regusto a tostado. Afrutada. Toque mínimo de amargor (el justo para que la cerveza no pueda ser denominada como dulce). La carbonatación en boca es muy placentera. Otro acierto de Chimay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danioofp (53) - POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Butelka, ten czerwony towarzysz był znośny w tej trójce, ale czegoś tu brakowało, najsłabszy alkoholowy z trójki, owocowy aromat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cool_Bond (2321) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2016
The aroma of yeast, Mazarin, grass and dried fruit. The taste is alcohol, yeast, dried fruit and lightly fruity. Very carbonic acid. Decent bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Difficult to drink because of its alcohol taste. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sircatis (106) - FRANCE - SEP 17, 2016
Bière brune, mousse beige, rien a voir avec la Chimay Bleu. C’est une bière forte Belge. A tester quand même.

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