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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3563   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.


beerisgoodforu's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice dark copper color with an off white head. Aroma is of dark fruits, apricot, lots of yeast esters, some spice, breadiness and caramel. Flavor follows the nose with lots of fruit esters, apricot, dark fruits, sugary notes, spice, caramel and the breadiness. The body is medium with a silky mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty Dubbel.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
batupata (12) - FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
A nice reddish brown translucent appearance with a thick foam that disappears quickly. Aroma is dominated by the yeast but has lovely notes of some spice, fruits and brown sugar. The taste is a bit one-dimensional but still extremely enjoyable, malts and caramel. Light bitterness in the aftertaste. Scarily easy to drink, will definitely buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (354) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a hazy copper-brown, very nice, stable two finger head. Has a yeasty aroma, traces of fruit, caramel malt. A mix in flavor of caramel toffee, dark fruit, something citrusy, definite yeast notes. Some finishing bitterness, a touch dry, slightly high carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3419) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle Ed bought me and I cellared since Sept. 2013. Brown to dark amber, clear, with huge head and good lacing with a off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, toasted, toffee, light fruity. Medium body, low carbonation. Taste is medium sweet, low to medium bitter, texture is oily.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kgulusoy (14) - TURKEY - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle from market. Light brown color with 1 fingers creamy head. Some malty and yeasty taste but little bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2284) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle from local pizza place. Brownish red pour with little head. Thick yeasty nose with light cherry. Taste has the slight sour fruit show through. Tangy. Solid. 14

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalMurphy (325) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (brussels) brown colour, heavy body but also silky, tasty bitterness for my mouth. very good belgian beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (2061) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy light brown body. Aroma is spices, molasses, earth and a little caramel. Taste is brown sugar, dirt and lemon. Smooth body.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
cicvortep (5) - SLOVENIA - MAY 15, 2016 does not count
Nice brown colour and tiny bubbles with small white head make this beer very good looking. Even the aroma and caramel sweetness make it good. But its taste is just awsome. Just enough bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Gorgeous brew, deep hazy dark copper pour with ultimate off-white pillow of tiny bubbles. This is how I envision beer. Aroma is malty with some biscuit and caramel. Just a touch of candi sugar sweetness. Flavor is about the same. Probably I’m late in the game, but this is not as impressive as I’d hoped. Still looking for the best dubbel, but starting to believe this may not be my style as much as I love quads and some (completely different) trips.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
chadski (39) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Beautiful pour and nice malty aromas. Somewhat of a metallic aftertaste that wasn't very appealing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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