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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3329   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerIsMyGod (17) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bought this as part of a Chimay holiday 3-pack that came with a Chimay glass. Poured a deep caramel color with a dark, creamy head. It gave off a nice scent of fruit that was predominantly apricot. Drinking out of the accompanying glass left ribbons of yeast settling at the bottom, giving the beer a sweet finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (128) - SPAIN - APR 20, 2015
Big beige frothy head with very good retention. Hazy dark amber/coppery colour. Aroma is fruity, prune, caramel, molasses and peach. Taste is fruity (peach), caramel, toasted malt, some alcohol evidence and sweet bitterness finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sccp1910 (9) - BRAZIL - APR 20, 2015 does not count
Muito boa! Sabor bem frutado, aroma de caramelo....amargor moderado. Uma cerveja muito agradável!

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (41) - SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2015
C’est une bière agréable. La mousse est légère et sa robe est cuivre foncée. Je l’ai sortie fraîche du frigo et le mieux est plutôt de la boire à 12 degrès, fraîche sans trop l’être. Il me semble que le carameal ressort avec un goût d’alcool prononcé. Je préfère quand même la chimay bleue.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alberti92 (140) - - APR 18, 2015
Pours a hazy orange brown with a thick head. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Aroma is fruity with lots of apricot and subtle hint of nuts and some banana. Taste is mildly spicy, with a hint of apple and a hit of cloves. Good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (97) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
Fairly large off white head, though it diminishes quickly. Beer per se is a tawny color and quite cloudy. Aromas are bready and doughy, along with some fruit, perhaps plum or apricot. Hops are quite mild. Body is medium to full; there is a fair amount of sweetness, though it is masked by pretty lively carbonation. The alcohol is quite apparent. Seems fairly acidic, though it may just be the carbonation. A good beer; interesting in that the yeast seems as prominent or more than the malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Batavi (77) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
Uitgeschonken in Chimay bokaal. Donker amberkleurig bier met royale beige schuimkraag die stabiel is en lang in het glas blijft. Aangename geur van Belgische gist, karamel en donker fruit. De smaak volgt de geur: karamel, rozijnen, iets van perzik/abrikozen. Verder relatief droge smaak, opvallend bittere toets van hop in deze uitstekende dubbel Trappist. De afdronk is licht droog medium lang zacht bitter. Zoals eigenlijk elk Trappistenbier is De Rode Chimay een kwalitatief uitstekend bier, met een fraai eigen smaakpallet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clockk (72) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 15, 2015
Aroma a caramelo y frutas, sabor a caramelo y cereal. Gran cuerpo, espuma persistente.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alexi91 (114) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Tumbler. Supplier: Carrefour (Lézignan). Earthy with passing fruity bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (342) - - APR 14, 2015
Dark amber colour. Aroma of caramel malt and dark fruits. Similar are flavours of malts, caramel, dark fruit, and herbs. Low carbonation and bitterness, with sweet malty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChtiBreizh (50) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 13, 2015
Not much pleasure drinking this. A little flat. Nothing to worry about but nothing great either.


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