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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


Ludwig's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 10, 2003
This is a pretty good example of an Abbey Dubble, I still prefer others, but the complexity of this brew keeps drawing me back.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierridder_S (660) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2016
19/08/2016 - 33cl bottle @ Eenvoudig Bestaan, Kerkhove. Redbrown with nice white head. Nose is dark malts, caramel. Taste is dark malts, caramel, raisins, some roast, bit sourness, light bitter ending. Perfectly balanced, but complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (412) - - AUG 20, 2016
Apricot and fresh baked bread aromas. Taste is fresh bread, apricot, raisin skin, and honey; all with a tingly mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (557) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2016
330ml bottle, very lively. Dark, reddish brown with a foamy beige head. Slightly sour, fruity aroma, flavour is caramel and fruit cake. Good, but not my favourite dubbel

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jacobarts (50) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours dark hazy copper color with big/medium white head. Aroma is a bit sour/fruity - apricot. Taste is sweet with a light aftertaste of bitterness. Great body, fine texture and carbonation, well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1849) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle Aroma-floral Appearance-dark amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly sour, medium bitterness, Palate-medium body, creamy, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (781) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Tummanpunaruskea olut poreilevalla paksulla, mutta kohtalaisen nopeasti häviävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksu hiivainen ja hieman mausteisen hedelmäinen. Maku pehmeä, hiilihappoinen, hedelmäinen ja mausteinen. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma. Hieno olut, vaikkei toki ihan Bluelle pärjääkään. Makua saisi olla hieman enemmän, ehkä tämä on hieman yksiulotteinen olut.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Connor66 (73) - - AUG 7, 2016
Not the best and no where near as tasty as the triple they produce. Would not buy it if i did not have to. Pours dark brown and very mild hops taste

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenbean (9) - - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
I was not amazed, but it was decent. An honest beer I would not buy but would not object to drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2377) - CROATIA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml at Beertija, Zagreb. Pours brown with reddish haze, small beige head. Caramel malty, some yeasty notes, dried fruit. Moderate sweetness. Smooth. Medium body. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beers0mniac (107) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Dark brown color with dense beige head. Nice aroma of fruits, raisins, bananas and little spices. Taste is smooth, continues the line with the aroma. Light bitter, silky finish. Awesome stuff!


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