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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3607   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.


KajII's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a medium copper in color with an average sized off white foamy head that was mostly lasting and had some what fair lacing. The aroma was of a toasted caramel malt, a light resin hop and a sweet yeast with a hint of apricot, banana, dried fruit and some spice (cinnamon and maybe a little nutmeg). It tasted very light, sweet and malty with notes of sweet dried fruit and banana in the beginning and finished moderately sweet with a tinge of bitterness that had a nice malty feel to it with notes of caramel and spices at the end. Although I would have liked the flavor to last a nice long while, it only lasted a short time. Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and watery yet somewhat creamy in texture with a flat carbonation. Overall a very enticing brew, but anything from this brewer seems to taste well.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndrewEire (5) - IRELAND - AUG 31, 2016 does not count
Nice red beer. A bit to much CO2 in the one I tasted. A beer you can drink every day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maracuja05 (178) - Mainz, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2016
[backlog] 19-01-16 / bottle bought in Belgium, drank at home. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 3.5/5

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MasDen (86) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - AUG 29, 2016
Aroma: malt a bit chocolate. Appearance: dark brown color, minimal head. Taste: malt, caramel. Palate: medium body, minimal carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (1077) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2016
From a small bottle into a Rodenbach Grand Cru stem glass. Pours brown with significant head and lace. Aroma of grains and roasty malts. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, grains, minerals, caramel, tropical fruit rind, powder sugar, Overall rich, flavorful...not my favorite Chimay fresh or aged, but respectable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lacho (63) - USA - AUG 28, 2016
Have tasted this one many times before, but surprisingly never rated it. Pours caramel colored with abundant creamy foam. It is indeed a Chimay, with aromas of caramel, toffee and butterscotch and a first taste brings them to the front. It is a mouthful, creamy and rich, thick like an ice cream soda. This is a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlisle (499) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle (750 ml). Ruby-brown color with light tan head. Some raisin aroma. Plums and raisins followed by cherry notes. Chewy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1165) - Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2016 Pours clear mahogany with a large beige head. Smells of dark fruits and caramel. Taste is sweet fruits, hints of caramel. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and lively mouth-carbonation, Chimay Rouge (Première) finishes with a bready yeastiness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierridder_S (664) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2016
19/08/2016 - 33cl bottle @ Eenvoudig Bestaan, Kerkhove. Redbrown with nice white head. Nose is dark malts, caramel. Taste is dark malts, caramel, raisins, some roast, bit sourness, light bitter ending. Perfectly balanced, but complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (417) - - AUG 20, 2016
Apricot and fresh baked bread aromas. Taste is fresh bread, apricot, raisin skin, and honey; all with a tingly mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (560) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2016
330ml bottle, very lively. Dark, reddish brown with a foamy beige head. Slightly sour, fruity aroma, flavour is caramel and fruit cake. Good, but not my favourite dubbel


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