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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3636   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - FEB 3, 2008
Big bottle. A dark amber color with highlights of chocolate. Nice tan head with great retention and carbonation. The aroma is complex with notes of dried apricot, chocolate, spice and earthy character. Some off notes include cardboard which I attribute to oxidation, maybe very old? The taste is a bit dull with some notes of figs, cocoa and spruce. Not bad but not stellar either.


4.1
CraftyHare (88) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2017
330ml bottle pours deep red-brown with a generous silky beige head. Aromas of toffee nuts, dried fruit, yeast and barley sugars. I’ve had Chimay Red many times but the flavours of pecans, caramel malt, honey, brown sugar, dates and spices still make this beer unique and memorable. The creamy texture and fine carbonation add a something special to the traditional abbey dubbel. Definitely my favourite of the Chimay range. Looking forward to the next one.

2.8
tomior (18) - POLAND - AUG 7, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 piana ok. zapach słaby. Coś tam się starają się fenole przebić ale kiepsko im idzie. smak karmelowo zbożowy nie powala. i trochę za wysokie nasycenie. ale za to alkohol idealnie ukryty.

4.8
ordybill (1799) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2017
Poured from the tap into a chimay chalice at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a slight brown color with a large white head. The aroma is full of malt and cloves. The taste is malt driven with fruit and yeast blended in. An outstanding beer.

3.7
Matwill (101) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2017
Rating datant du 20 janvier 2016. Petite bouteille de 330 ml acheté à la SAQ. Bière assez foncée accompagnée d’un collet de mousse blanche. Arômes de caramel brûlé prennent le devant dans ce qui demeure un classique du genre.

4.4
Navers (181) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle from Smak Piwa. Beer served in Goblet Glass. Pours dark ruby brown. Small, great looking head. Aroma is dark fruits, floral, herbal, slightly spicy, plums, pear. Taste is fruity marmalade, cherry juice, roasted malts, caramel, plummy.

3.8
Ktwse (5020) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Crazy thing that I’ve had this on so many occasions and simply always thought "well, obviously I’ve reviewed this one before." Well, there ya go... Pours dark brown with tall light tan head. Aroma of sugar, roasted malt, rye bread, light spices. Taste is sweet and spicy with a lightly peppery finish. Medium bodied, smooth, with average carbonation.

3.9
lkowalkowski (441) - POLAND - JUL 12, 2017
Barwy brunatnej. Ładna gęska piana. Aromat suszonych owoców, karmelu. W smaku podobnie jak w aromacie. Goryczka niska. Pijalne.

3.7
kybo92 (83) - Zadar, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2017
Dobra, al mi je plavi ostao u boljem sjećanju, moram ponovo probati.........

3.7
DrNosha (2401) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2017
0,33l Flasche. Braunes Bier, beiger Schaum. Malz und Frucht in der Nase. Trockenpflaumen, Malz, Karamel im Geschmack.

3.6
midovark (968) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JUL 8, 2017
Bottled. Pours brown with everlasting beige head. I only took nunerical notes while having this one.


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