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100
style
Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3676   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gingertipple (28) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2017
Drank the Premiere with meal of cold and smoked meats, a perfect accompaniment. It is all you could expect from Chimay. Only down was too much foam at the recommended temperature.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (1044) - SINGAPORE - JAN 1, 2017
7% ABV. Belgian ale. Poured out amber. 16°SRM. Nose is Belgian with dusty wood and stone dust. Mothballs. Not unpleasant but just for me so "Belgian". Mouthfeel is beery. Palate is nutty with chestnuts and acorns, wheat toast with light honey. Palate is bready with wheat bread coming to the fore the most obviously. Finish is alcohol then sweet then off. Little stone dust bitter with a hint of raw minerality.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (451) - - DEC 31, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours reddish brown with a fluffy off-white head and lacing. The aroma is toast, cherry, and alcohol. The taste is toast, cherry, raisin, and wine. It’s pretty smooth. This is good but overrated and a bit overpriced.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martin243 (1065) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Not sure why this a top 50 dubbel. Not actively unpleasant, but inoffensive to the point of bland: A Belgian from central casting

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
samjdix (35) - - DEC 28, 2016
I was very pleasantly surprised by this. Thought it would be a gung-ho power show of a beer but it was actually very subtle and easy to drink. Over the course of an evening this would make it extremely dangerous. Smells of red wine abound, a beautiful full and smooth palate with lovely tastes of blackcurrant and fruity malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROSE1962 (273) - POLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Butelka 330 ml. Słba piana, szybko opada się i rozrywa. Barwa brunatna. Aromat drożdżowy. W smaku pełne, ale nie do końca, czuć alkohol, ale nie do przesady.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZodiacM (934) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2016
Prima dubbel, mooi donker, fris door de koolzuur, vol van smaak: mout, wat gedroogd fruit en een tikje chocola

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MorgKrig (15) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2016
Lockerer aber cremiger Schaum der lange anhält Nussbraun(gleich wie Flasche) Feine süssliche Note un leicht austrocknend Ganz am Schluss minim bitter auf der Zunge

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chap95 (162) - - DEC 18, 2016
Miedziane z białą pianą, która dość szybko się redukuje. Aromat słabo intensywny, toffi, karmel, rodzynki, trochę estrów, cukierków. Dość słodkie, estrowe, z niską goryczką. Wysokie nasycenie, niska pełnia. Rozczarowujące, niewiele się dzieje.


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