Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3258   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AAEA (162) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
750ml ($15.99) very good beer. taste is lighter than the blue grand reserve. Has good carbonation and flavor is very complex. Worth having if only once. but personally I’ve had better and at a better price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (32) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
I tried it at a local beer fest. It reminded me of a Hefe Wiezen in color, body and taste. It was OK but considering the price I prefer a less expensive German beer that has a similar if not better taste. I’d drink it again but its a little too expensive to drink often. I think its actually somewhat over rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KurtJ (1) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
Purchased from Malt Shoppe. Deep red/amber color, light brown, creamy head. Light aroma. Smooth beer - slightly bitter at the end. Pricier - would buy again but not often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (83) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
Bra huvu! Brunröd färg. Söt, maltig doft & torkade frukter. Smaken är fascinerande. Kandisocker i smak så söt & fin. Karamell ton, toffe, & torkad frukt. Mums! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WonBall (13) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
In Brussels for business I tried two beers a night. Little to add to what others have said, this was a knockout and likely better by not having been shipped transatlantic. Not quite the lingering maltiness of the Chimay blu, which I prefer, but a proud, world class brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rattist (2) - - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
Oh Chimay, you feisty little red head, you packs a punch. Take your aspirin before bed because this little ginger will knock you out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (58) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2015
Good balance between smoothness and maltiness. Very well balanced and well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (392) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2015
How: bottle Appearance : dark red, off-white head. Aroma : cherries, caramel, prunes, spice Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (298) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Pour is amber with a two-finger off-white cap. Nose is apricots, prunes, bread, spice and alcohol. Taste is far less sweet than I expected, in fact it’s downright dry, with a lightly bitter finish with lingering spice and alcohol warmth. Nice, but I think I prefer the blue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_alkis (357) - SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
Good balance between smoothness and maltiness. Very well balanced and well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatthijsE (879) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy reddish color, white head. Aroma of cherries, yeasty, red fruits. Taste is medium sweet, cherries, caramel, bit yeasty and some alcohol.

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