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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3143   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.


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4.8
   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (360) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle, at Peasant Cookery, Winnipeg. Very nice sweet fruit and vanilla nose, maraschino cherry and other candied fruit. Flavour is a little less sweet, some nice maltiness and dark dried fruit notes. One of the best dubbels I've ever tried.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (230) - - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange/red color. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Medium bitterness, very sweet. Fruity. Aroma of metal and blood. A bit strange.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1253) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle tap room batley. Red brown beige head. Aroma is fruity yeast caramel dark malts taste is same nice sweetness some alcohol. Nice body prickly carbonated. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xavalias (130) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a big creamy, persisting beige head. Aroma of roasted malts first, ripe fruits, raisins, caramel, cane sugar, artificial sweeteners after a time. Yeasty. Taste is sweet with some hop bitterness and a little sourness to balance it. Medium bodied, oily. Medium long sweet caramel finish. The caramel is too sweet and not burnt enough, really. Nice Dubbel, deep sweet although borderline cloying.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (101) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber, dense beige off-white head. Aroma is a lot of fruity estere, banana. Taste is quite sweet, nutty, molasses, light toast and dried fruits. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adasko (267) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
It’s copper color, very hazy, with enormous small bubbled head. Aroma is malty with delicate note of strong alcohol. In taste it’s also malty. Beside that it’s sweet and alcoholic. For me it’s rather dull.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lbcgreg (13) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Very fruity aroma. Heavier beer with a strong malt flavor with a very slight hint of fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (101) - Lecce, ITALY - AUG 21, 2014
Bottiglia da 75 cl, colore ambrato intenso con un cappello di schiuma densa e persistente. Al naso saltano note di malto tostato e alcool, in bocca parte dolce con il malto che si fa sentire abbastanza per poi terminare con un buon amaro unito a alcool, il corpo è medio e scende abbastanza facilmente, buona carbonazione.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (135) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Big, spritzy and floral. Subdued Belgian yeast. Pleasant balance between astringency, acidity and bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (309) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle to a tulip. Deep amber brown with foamy tan head and lacing. Belgian roasted malt, caramel sweetness and yeasty spice. Balanced, smooth, delicious. Top notch...


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