Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3732   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 (442) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jareeves (4) - - MAY 25, 2017 does not count
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beamer (6) - - MAY 23, 2017 does not count
Voor mij bijna zelfde smaak als zijn blauwe broertje, maar de blauwe versie heeft meer smaak. Al met al is dit best een lekker relatief licht biertje. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fanni (19) - HUNGARY - MAY 21, 2017
Not very spicy, but a bit sweet, and bitter. It’s a perfect belgian brown beer. The head is big at the beggening, but appears fast. The color cloudy brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimeon (91) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 21, 2017
A: Brown with a big beige head N: Medium roast barley, caramel T: caramel and toast, later a full blend of spiciest P: Medium O: Satisfying Belgian, but not as complex as many of the other Trappist offerings I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (531) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Ar: Plums and raisins; hints of orange spice and black pepper; deep toast and cake. Ap: Slightly hazy deep amber; large off-white head with phenomenal retention, leaving a picturesque Belgian lace on the glass sides and a thick cap of frothy foam. T: Cake, cotton candy, and peach up front, with a low sweetness; medium-high bitterness, fairly clean, herbal and spicy; raisin and peach, with some tartness; tart peaches on the finish. P: Medium-light body with very high carbonation; big mouthfeel of carbonation, somewhat rounded; finish is dry. O: An abbey dubbel with all the classic flavors--plum, peach, toasted malt; bitterness is quite firm and noticeable, but stops short of any harshness; overall, a solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beton (587) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephvdm (2) - - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theprof (883) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle. Aroma caramel, cereal, toast, citrus, dough, banana, Pours dark amber with tan lace top. Taste is sweet with caramel malt predominating Body is medium as is carbonation. What surprised me was the relatively brief finish. It’s not as heavy as the bottle it came in. A good rather than a great example of why Belgian beer is so special and different from the English version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
irenecus (766) - - MAY 11, 2017
Na zdrowie, Salud, Kampai, Prost, Skaal, Zivjeli, Fenékig, На здоровь& Na zdravi

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewberg (10) - Drammen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2017
Clean aroma with fresh citrus in the beginning and a subtle caramel-malty end, also hints of yeast. The color is dark brown (cloudy) with resemblance to melted sugar, and the ale has a big frothing creamy top. The aroma is clear, but without a relatively short finish. The taste is prominently sweet (medium) and malty through the beginning with a clear bitter (medium), but with a crisp freshness to it throughout. Not the heaviest of ales, but certainly not light either as it feels nice and fatty in the mouth. A lively ale which might help the freshness come through. The only negative thing I could find with this beer was the color being a little cloudy, which I personally isn’t a big fan of. Despite being a fairly heavy ale it was almost as drinkable as a light lager, which was surprising considering its sweetness. The tastes were clear and pleasant, but with more complexity to it if you are in mood for some searching. No wonder people join monasteries!

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