Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhound (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2003
It's hard to review this beer while drinking it, as my eyes sort of roll back in my head in ecstasy. Of the Chimay beers I've tried, this is hands-down my favorite although they are all good. The malt sweetness seems to be better balanced in this one than the others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McSherman (221) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2015
Rot - braun mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone. In der Nase säuerlich, Beeren. Geschmack: leicht süß, etwas Säure, etwas metallisch. Malz, zu stark geröstete Nüsse. Nicht schlecht, aber irgendwie unrund.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lawger (176) - SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with big beige head. Malty, slightly roasted bouquet with some herbal scents. Medium bodied palate with low bitterness and good finish. Rather like a blue Chimay in miniature as expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bodega95 (43) - - MAR 22, 2015
Botella. Marrón brillante densa con una corona beige clara. Buen lacing. Aroma y gusto a frutas, maltas, con un dulzor y amargor equilibrado. Muy sabrosa. Me gustaría probarla on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (189) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
Mørk brun og uklar med et høyt skum som forsvinner fort. Bananer, overmoden melon og belgisk gjær i duften. Smaken er svak av banan og noe nøtter med en behagelig ettersmak av karamell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (206) - - MAR 21, 2015
Brown body with hints of red in the light, a nice light white head. Aroma is sweet and the taste matches with a grassy taste and slightly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (3067) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2015
750 ml bottle intl signature chalice, bottled on 8/31/2013. Cork popped itself off when I uncaged it. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, pepper, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, pepper, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, pepper, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light chocolate/nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible dubbel style! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (767) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 20, 2015
Coaba oscuro, espuma canela compacta. Aromas de frutas confitadas, piel de naranja, anis. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce afrutado, naranja y final seco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shain (101) - ISRAEL - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Pours amber brown with a dense cream colored head. Aroma of malt and yeast. Medium bodied with gentle carbonation and some tanginess. Tastes quite sweet with good balancing bitterness and very light sour notes. Flavors is lightly hoppy, with sugary caramel and malt flavors, light citrus, plenty of yeast, slightly bready, and some bitter herbal notes. Some alcohol is present as the beer gets warmer. Quite sweet but not sticky and well balanced. Let the beer lose some of it’s chill before pouring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luegomeloacabo (63) - A Coruña, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2015
Excellente beer though it is not as good as blue. Anyway it deserves some attention by the beer lovers indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dzhigga (185) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color with huge steady beige head. Aroma is pleasant, but light: fruits notes with bubblegum. Taste is lightly bitter, mild, easy to drink, medium carbonized. Finish is surprisingly short. Good beer.

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