Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

FlyingTaco's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Originally reviewed 5/16/2009... Let this one (750) warm while trying something else. Corked & caged with a fairly hefty pop of the cork. Into an Ommegang chalice it goes. Pours what can be described as a murky bourbon color. With a little less red it would resemble a dunkel. Almost a full-finger of bleached ginger-colored head, but it goes quickly, leaving slight yeasty wisps in its wake. Sparse, moderate-speed carbonation. A slight Belgian sourness is in the forefront at first, but peelin’ the onion back, but there’s plenty of dried and ripe dark fruits backing this deal up. The usual suspects...dates, plums...even a few prunes in there. A little cinnamon and clove with even a touch of praline sweetness behind it all and some dark muscat notes. This is what a Dubbel should be. Still, light-bodied enough not to scare anyone away. Grain profile is rather hearty, but the taste and body are a little lean...at first. Sure, everything’s in there from the nose but it’s more aromatic and may not deliver the impact as it rolls down the gullet. Grains and light stewy roast (is there Special B in here? New to the whole brewing deal but it seems like that’s the ticket) are full-bodied as mentioned but overall weight class may be a bit lean. Good, but lean. The carbonation drives the spice home nicely with only a slight saltiness. Mental note: Let this one warm quite a bit. Would like just a little more sweetness - it actually seems a bit peppery...but it’s still quite good. Yeast electricity still shines. This one plays lighter than expected - we have the carbonation to thank for that. Deep dark stewiness is countered by spritely carbonation and pepperiness and other spice along with yeast electricity to dance on the palate and enjoy the ride down. Finish is clean for a normally hefty style. I have been meaning to review this for a few days but have had to go back to get more at the store. Y’know why? ’Cause I enjoy drinking it immensely and writing about it gets in the way of its enjoyment. Whaddya think about that? It’s damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (291) - BRAZIL - JUN 28, 2016
Cor âmbar escuro com tonalidade caramelo e um pouco turva; espuma bege, cremosa, de altas formação e persistência com excelente lacing. Aroma de frutas secas e nozes, delicado aroma floral, de pão e álcool. Sabor de frutas secas e nozes com final picante, amadeirado e de leve amargor; retrogosto amadeirado, adstringente, alcoólico e picante. Corpo médio e carbonatação média. Cerveja muito equilibrada e de excelente drinkability apesar do teor alcoólico.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Balias (2) - HUNGARY - JUN 26, 2016 does not count
Mahogany color with off-white head. Nice spicy aroma with some estery fruitiness. The taste is awesome with spice, banana and a hint of caramel, very little alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, slightly sweet. Great one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
labeerinthum (452) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 26, 2016
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso appartiene a luppolo e fruttato. L’intensitŕ olfattiva č elevata e la persistenza olfattiva č ragguardevole. Il cappello di schiuma a bollicine medie si fa ricordare per il pizzo finale. L’aspetto del liquido č opalescente. Il colore č ambrato carico. Il corpo č strutturato ma duttile. L’amaro č medio. L’intensitŕ gustativa č elevata e la persistenza gustativa č buona. Il gusto č piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di birra beverina. Il finale č lungo, secco e pulito. In bocca l’aroma riporta sentori di resina, fiori, pane, frutta, frutta secca e agrumi.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Broda161 (11) - POLAND - JUN 21, 2016
Niezle ale 1,65? bym nie dal za 0.33l. Goryczka, zapach calkiem spoko. Nie wiem co wiecej napisac, wszystko juz chyba zostalo powiedziane.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2152) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Hazy brown pour with a thick and fluffy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, slightly alcoholic. Flavor is smooth. It’s sweet with some nice caramel and malts. Alcohol is masked. It has a traditional taste. Some fermented fruit at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (687) - Křge, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle @ Friends/chef. Appearance: pours slightly cloudy copper-brown with good tan soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, bread, brown sugar, light dried fruit and spices. palette: medium yeasty aroma, average to sparkling carbonation, medium body, medium sweetness, balanced by a medium bitterness, average duration and an oily texture. overall: Nice fruity notes, but not quite the malt profile i was expecting in a dubbel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patersoi (146) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2016
Pours ruby with delicious creme brulee aroma. Unfortunately the flavour is quite a bit more bitter than i like, and more bitter than the blue and white chimays. Only hints of the estery trappist goodness. Short finish

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UFleku (32) - SOUTH KOREA - JUN 6, 2016
Aroma : fruity clean Appearance : Brown thick foam Taste : a little sweet bitter fruity malty Palate : medium body In swiss great belgian beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PenultimaRonda (19) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2016
(Cas) Se trata de una cerveza negra bastante turbia que presenta un sabor muy dulce y levemente afrutado. Contrasta bastante con otras cervezas negras ya que en esta predomina el aroma frutal frente a otras en las que el caramelo y/o el café es lo más común (dentro de mi experiencia). (Gal) Trátase dunha cervexa negra bastante turbia que presenta un sabor moi doce e levemente afroitado. Contrasta bastante con outras cervexas negras xa que nesta predomina o aroma froital frente a outras nas que o caramelo e/ou o café son os mais comúns (dentro da mińa experiencia).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StanTheMan44 (7) - POLAND - JUN 5, 2016 does not count
Świetny dubbel. Barwa morelowa, z lekkimi przebłyskami. Ładna drobnopęcherzykowa piana, która po kilku minutach redukuje się do małej obwódki. Niezbyt intensywny zapach, da się wyczuć morele i rodzynki, w tle majaczą nieokreślone przyprawy. W smaku festiwal suszonych owoców, dalej przyprawy, delikatna słodycz i w posmaku rodzynki i dobrej jakości tytoń. Do tego idealnie dopasowane wysycenie. Świetny dubbel.

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