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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3684   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.

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4.2
monksmisery (29) - - OCT 2, 2017
the perfect baseline for anybody's understanding of beer. in my first tasting of this, i was reminded of all of my favourite beers in trying to describe what chimay red's flavour is. it has the smoothness of a hazelnut brown ale, matched with the tropical fruitiness of a munich weiss, the dark/light nature of a dunkel, alongside the skilled fermentation required for the best saisons. this beer is both accessible to any palette and impressive to the experienced looking for something special. chimay's red is the centre of the compass for exploring truly good beer. 420

3.6
brandy cools (32) - antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 In the aroma i find something from a fruitiness, not citrus but more red fruit on an undertone of malt. It looks rather clear-copperish with a nice head. The taste has a nice bitterness with a touch of sweetnes, not yeasty. Reminds me of old-style abbey-beer(before the trippels and dubbels) beer much but more sophisticated. A good body , creamy in the mouth with a hint of yeastyness in the aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

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JuanFlk80 (376) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2017
Caña en Cerveceria Kraken (Oviedo) Color marrón claro, poco aroma, bastante suave para los 7 grados que tiene.

4
higgsbison (271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Strong Belgian yeast fermentation. A nice malty sweetness with notes of burnt caramel and toffee. When first opened and cold it is very effervescent; reminiscent of champagne. this carbonation overpowers the subtlety of the beer. But that settles down after it sits a bit. The character really changes with temperature. You must let this one warm up to reach its potential. It is much mellower and tastier with a subtle complexity when just slightly chilled. An excellent Belgian dubbel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Eastwood (502) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2017
Tomada en el Kraken On tap. Espuma cerrada persistente. Color marr�n no muy oscuro. Cremosa. Equilibrada. El sabor no es fuerte. Cierto gas.

3.5
victorsampson96 (157) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2017
(330 ml bottle) Chimay has achieved near legendary status as a cornerstone of Trappist brewing. This example, their Red Ale, is comparable to an Abbey Dubbel.

Pours a cloudy, crimson-maroon beer, with vigorous fine carbonation, and a tight, rocky, off-white head. The aroma is led by malt, and dark, fruity phenols: biscuit, honeycomb, caramelised sugar, then plum skins, cherry, spices, and a vague hint of banana. Oak sap and mineral water come through on the finish, and a warming tinge of alcohol suffuses the throat and nostrils. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth.

Although the yeast does imbue the beer with a degree of complexity, it lacks the interest and depth of flavour that other Trappist beers provide.

3.9
loscovar (772) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle from la superette à bières. Good beer, no doubt, the yeasts are giving this beer something special. Not my favourite from the brewer

4.3
biilz (234) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2017 Классический Абадский Эль.Имеет множество оттенков и привкусов ; ягоды, земляника в том числе,цитрусы и цветочные нотки. Мешают всему этому великолепию четкое алкогольное послевкусие.

3.8
bmcwolf (6) - - SEP 10, 2017 does not count
Deep ale. Malty. 11 ounces is plenty. Have to be in the mood. One bottle is enough. Feels like an old time 17th century ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
coil (172) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 330ml bottle from Pop Inn, Reading. Dark amber / brown colour with off-white head. Sweet malt, brown sugar, dried fruits, almonds, spices, raisin, Belgian yeast, banana bread.


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