Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3679   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
petibear (53) - - MAY 2, 2012
aroma: caramel, appearance: brown, hazy, sparkling head: frothy, longlasting palate: creamy, soft carbonation mild and smooth, pleasure to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrabren (1087) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 22, 2017
0.33 l bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with lovely Anja. Murky amber to brownish, lasting creamy off-white head. Light dry fruits, honey, sugars and light yeasty. Spicy, toasty and biscuit flavor. Medium body, warming, alcohol hidden, bit light. No major flaws, although some compromising.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgrtnr (11) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2017
330 ml bottle from Colruyt. Malty caramel aroma with a slightly bitter finish. Aftertaste is nice, but not intense. Medium carbonation. Fine palate. Good Dubbel, more character than Chimay Bleu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DraftProfessor4 (15) - Portreath, Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Nice all round beer, dark copper colour, small creamy head, fruity flavour, smooth and silky

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GemmeDeReve (37) - FRANCE - JAN 21, 2017
Bière trappiste brune. Un arôme de grillé, torréfié, pas mousseuse. D’un brun assez trouble, elle garde bien ce goût de grillé au goût, et reste pétillante malgré son manque de mousse. Elle n’a pas cette amertume de la bière brune traditionnelle. C’est une bonne bière pour découvrir les brunes et les trappistes. Je recommande

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (231) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2017
poured from bottle reddish brown with a fluffy off-white head and lacing. The aroma is cherry, and alcohol. The taste cherry, raisin, and wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (593) - POLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Barwa rubinowo brunatna, z bia??, puszyst? pian?, wysok? i bardzo trwa??. W aromacie g?ównie ciemne owoce, s?odkie wi?nie i czere?nie, w tle delikatnie ?liwki. Po ogrzaniu do przodu wychodz? nuty ziemiste, piwniczne. Smak: tutaj ponownie owoce, nie tak s?odkie, jest lekka wytrawno??, ponownie nuty ziemiste, a na finiszu odrobina lukrecji. Goryczka niezbyt wysoka, ?rednio d?uga, w charakterze zio?owo piwniczna. Nasycenie wysokie, szybko powoduje uczucie syto?ci.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grumpelmies (162) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle. Copper. Huge head that dissolves rather quickly. Aroma is subtle. Malts, sweet nuts, dark fruits and a some yeasty bananas. Taste is fruity, sweetish, malty, nutty and brrady. A hint of belgian yeast. Finish is bitter and a tad bit sour. Medium to strong carbonation. Spritzy and creamy at the same time. Dangerously drinkable. Very balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
falikorrva (1) - Skepplanda, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2017 does not count
One of my all time favorites. Perfectly balanced , nice appearance with its creamy foam. Long lasting aftertaste that remains the same and slowly fades away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
il_vosa (19) - Torino, ITALY - JAN 16, 2017
Tipica trappista, "never disappoints"! Colore intenso, schiuma corposa. Si nota da subito un odore fruttato che si riscontra anche nel sapore, ben equilibrato con un retrogusto amarognolo. Davvero buona.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DraftMonger34 (6) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017 does not count
taste was strong. cloudy buthe it was a cold temperature. but not over strong and goodl colour

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