Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3698   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chris__hartley (437) - Ontario, - JAN 8, 2013
It pours copper with orange highlights, very musty with lees; the head is off-white and soapy (quickly dissipated). The aroma has notes of: prunes, alcohol, bubblegum, and cloves. The taste is light sweet that finishes lightly spiced; peppercorns, bubblegum, and cloves. The palate is light-heavy body, medium carbonation, and a short finish. Overall, far too dainty for a dubbel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
19Oracolo78 (21) - - FEB 21, 2017
Colore ramato. Schiuma fine e persistente. Gusto fruttato e lievemente tostato. Carbonatazione abbastanza vivida. Rimane al palato abbastanza dolce. Un ottima birra

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrW (581) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2017
33cl bottle. Poured dark with a reddish shine, white dense head. Aroma is malty, light caramel, dried fruits. Taste is malts as well, caramel, but some fruits in the end again. Soft mouthfeel, soft balanced taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LaPelos (18) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2017
Botella de 33cl. Aromas a levadura y malta. Cuerpo medio y ligero amargor. Final seco y persistente. De las buenas. Para repetir

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jlebreta (18) - BRAZIL - FEB 19, 2017
Beer with taste and remarkable. THE brown Ale Chimay is one of the very traditional Trappist beers makers. Everyone has to try ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarrach76 (163) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 18, 2017
Dubbel d’Abbaye brune limite rousse transparente, bien claire, avec une mousse ivoire stable et fine sur 5mm tout au long de la dégustation. Le nez est superbe, dominé par un malt caramel de haute volée avec des notes de chocolat au lait et de miel. Le fruit n’est pas en reste avec de beaux arômes de pomme cuite, d’abricot, de fraise, de mûre, de pêche, des notes de poire, de raisin sec, de banane, de pruneau mais aussi de cannelle et de vanille. En bouche, bonne carbonatation, un bon houblon aromatique (Hallertau comme spécifié, donc très classique mais diablement efficace), très bonne arrière-bouche sur les céréales blondes, la texture est souple et moelleuse, typique des Dubbel (et Doppel Allemandes d’ailleurs), l’alcool est au niveau sans que ce ne soit non plus extase, tandis que l’amertume est finement exécutée, bien dans l’équilibre. Le final un peu plus mince par contre, mais la longueur est bonne et s’articule sur grande levure bien droite, noble. Une excellente Dubbel avec tout ce qu’il faut de qualité(s). Après rien ne me renverse réellement, mais c’est une bière gourmande qui ne redemande qu’une seule chose : à être bue une deuxième fois, une troisième fois, une quatrième fois etc. C’est ce qu’on appelle un classique ! Bouteille 75cl, V&B Grenoble.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidf93 (17) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 16, 2017
Earthy aromas and malty. Nice carbonation as well as head retention. Peach ruby-like colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
m.mahu (160) - Iasi, ROMANIA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours clear, dark ruby with frothy white foam. Aromas of yeast, fruit, light caramel. Spicy and quite dry. Slightly acidic, with lively carbonation. Sweet and ok hoppy. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vsyrbu (65) - MOLDOVA - FEB 15, 2017
The foam is porous. Colour dark ruby, like a strong tea. In aroma and taste pleasant of yeast, fruits, something of dried apricots and a little hop. Not as cool as the bleue, but is still very decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kdd230 (54) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
330ml. bottle in The Beer House, Vientiane, Laos. Pours a cloudy copper colour. Aroma of fruit, yeast and hops. Slightly acidic. Spicy and fairly well carbonated. A bitter finish but the balanced flavours make this an excellent brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simontomlinson (149) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Off white creamy head stayed well on a murky walnut coloured body. Malty, tobacco & candy aroma. Medium to thin body. Creamy. well carbonated. very airy. Dry on the aft. Malt, caramel, demarara sugar - but not too it’s not sweet, toffee & yeast.

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