Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.

ghawener's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ghawener (1470) - San Salvador, - FEB 17, 2006
bottle: Another great beer from Chimay, aroma, appearance and tests are all top a beer to be enjoyed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fluxing (321) - POLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Kolor brunatny, zmetnione. Piana niska, powoli opada do grubej obraczki i minimalnie oblepia szklo. W aromacie ciezko sie czegos doszukac, lekki syrop kandyzowany i suszone owoce, ogolnie slodki aromat. W smaku jeszcze ciezej sie czegos doszukac, jest smak syropu kandyzowanego i lekka owocowosc, na finiszu pojawia sie delikatny, szczypiacy alkohol. W odczuciu wytrawne, wysoko wysycone, ale jest to jak najbardziej na miejscu. W zasadzie jest pijalne, ale jest tak do bolu nudne, jednowymiarowe i malo intensywne, ze jest sporym zawodem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (54) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2014
0,33 l bottle. Clear, dark ruby with nice off-white, creamy and stable head. Fruity aroma of cherry, plum and raisins. Not as intense as I expected (and quite weak compared to a Rochefort 8). Taste follows the aroma but adds some alcoholic notes and some bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body, lively carbonation. Definitely a good beer but somehow I missed some deepness and complexity. Interesting at least that hop extracts are used.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (297) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Pours amber with a tan head. Aroma has malt, bread. Very clean tasting. Light body, highly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregorymconway (95) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
750ml bottle from the LCBO. Deep brown/ruby red body overtop a huge foamy head which diminished quickly leaving almost no lacing. Huge apricot notes, some wine-like qualities on the nose alongside cherry, apple and plum. The finish is more alcohol warmth than hops. Medium bodied with elevated alcohol which is well integrated. More sessionable than most of the same style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (561) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
750ml bottle. Cloudy dark red copper body, big mocha head with decent retention, but watery lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spices, candy sugar, caramel malt, a tad mineral. Smooth and light taste: yeast, candy sugar, lots of caramel malts, herbs. A strange metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"malty, dark fruit and a little spice in the nose and flavor...more subdued than i was expecting. tasted with the blue and white-this was #2 or 3. good, but there are many doubles out there more interesting."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (670) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
On tap at Vancouver Craft Beer Market in Vancouver. Served in signature stemmed glass. A very decent dubbel, though I’m far more interested in tripels and quads generally. Slightly fruity, quite malty. 3.6.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sirus (10) - - OCT 16, 2014
By far one of the most unique and classic of the Abby ales. This is a standard in my house.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fashawn (124) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 15, 2014
Buona birra, scura sull’ebano con schiuma color cappuccino. Odore di malto e vaniglia, uva sotto spirito. Non molto dolce all’imbocco, non trovo malto ma solo un po’ di prugne e tanta astringenza, quasi resinosa. Buono il retrogusto , all’uva. Birra OK, consistenza oleosa e corpo medio, rotondo. OK, niente di straordinario però. Buona beva

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
750ml bottle poured in its own chalice. A: Nice bottle art, a classic. Imposing wired cork with a bright red label. Pours a cloudy dark amber to brown color with a medium beige head. Medium retention. It never disappears completely leaving not much lacings S: Sweet on the nose. Brown bread, candy sugar, dark fruits (mainly plums), caramel malts and Belgian yeasts T: Follows the nose. Brown bread, caramel malts, yeasts and a delicious hoppy and bitter end. Just a little bit of alcohol can be felt M: Medium to heavy body. Creamy and molasses. Medium carbonation and reasonable bitter aftertaste O: Delicious Belgian Dubbel. Mandatory to Belgian beer lovers [ BA Review @ 4/25/2011 ]

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