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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alexmestas (29) - - JUN 1, 2012
Not as complex or floral as Chimay blue, this Belgian is nonetheless nice to drink. It's a little less complex than the lighter ones, with the maltiness a little more present than the Belgian floral yeast taste. It does have that tannic, metallic taste at points but it's not enough to keep you from enjoying it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (219) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (592) - 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.

3.8
   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.

4.5
   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.

3.9
   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.

4.3
   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

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerkybill2 (3) - Cumberland, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2017 does not count
The beer which I hold over all others. From the aroma of first opening the bottle- buy the larger bottle with the cork- The sublime smell that brings peace to mind. Allowing it to breathe for the briefest of moments, pouring slowly into the appropriate glass and smell the mild fruity aroma ( i disagree with the apricot I.D., but I have no words to fit the description)The copper tinted beer pours well into the glass- collaring a perfect head of just-off-cream colored (and textured) froth. The fast is balanced- beginning with a sweetish malty-ness and ending with just the briefest bitter. I search out this bottle wherever I shop, and when it’s been too long- demand it. Worth the cost. Worth the experience.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2119) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle at Den Engel, Leek. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma of red fruits, cherry, apricot, some blackcurrant, slight Belgian yeast, a little brown sugar and subtle wood. Taste of red fruits, cherry, Belgian yeast, some bready malts, slight metal, a little brown sugar and subtle spice. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, subtly yeasty, fruity bitterness in the finish. Not what I was expecting, a lot fruitier than a regular dubbel. Subtle metallic hint is a put off but it’s so drinkable and light for a 7%er. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (2102) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2017
Dimmig brun öl med beige skum. Doft av kryddig jäst, mörka frukter, banan, karamell och honung. Maltighet och viss beska tillkommer i smaken.


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