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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


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4.1
   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Prolitariat777 (52) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Huge aroma of a sweet prune fig and red grapefruit. Taste of rich dark fruits and medium grain malts. Finishes very champagne like in the palate. Nice subtle sweet fruits in finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinivini (711) - BELARUS - JUL 28, 2015
Hazy brown, moderate head. Aroma of champagne, dry fruit, roasted malts. medium body high drinkability despite the ABV. Thin to oily texture. Bittersweet taste, notes of white wine, roast, dry fruit & grassy hops. Light to medium bitterness. Long finish with growing hoppiness. A sample Dubbel

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (522) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 ******************PIWO DEGUSTOWANE PRZED ZAŁOŻENIEM KONTA (data degustacji: 02.05.2014).******************

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidAust (38) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2015
Great beer. Enjoy the triple more, but still this is a great beer. Dark brown in colour, pours lively with a sizeable head. Surprisingly the foam disappeared quickly - but lacing stayed to the end. Loads of carbonation hides all initial flavour, followed by a flavour bomb of sweet malts balanced by the high alcohol. Nice - but will choose the Chimay triple instead.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emincems (11) - izmir, TURKEY - JUL 22, 2015
a classic of belgian beers. availability of this beer makes easier to love it. a classy dubbel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (176) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2015
Color tonaca di frate chiara con riflessi arancio, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma beige chiara poco persistente. Aroma di zucchero caramellato, uva passa, note vinose e speziate, leggero sentore di formaggi che si amplifica man mano che si scalda (lievito). Al palato sempre uva passa, zucchero caramellato, vinosa è un po' speziata. Corpo medio-pieno, molto carbonata.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1098) - GREECE - JUL 20, 2015
330ml bottle. Copper color with off white head. Aroma is malty and yeasty, caramel, light fruity and spicy. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Hyvä alkujuoma.Yksikseen voi yhden juoda. Eliittikisakokous ja ruuan jälkeen jälkiruokana

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lokitje (94) - - JUL 11, 2015
faint aroma looks dark Brown with a strong head gentle subtle taste caramel liquorice sweet medium bodied nice double

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cecisimao (4) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 9, 2015 does not count
33mL bottle @ Burguers & Beer, Lisbon. Awesome matted dark brown colour, medium cloudy head, leaves a little too much bitterness for my taste.


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