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100
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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3720   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours dark with a thick creamy head. Aroma of dark fruits, fig, plum, belgian yeast. Flavor folloes with a burst of fruit and a heavy mouthfeel. Bit of booze, but in a good way that accents the heavy fruit nicely. World class brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hiledd (110) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2017
Reddish brown color, a little hazy. Bright white head, very carbonated. Floral and dried fruit aroma, figs or plums. Very carbonated, fizzy off tongue, body is full but carbonation makes it feel lighter. Plum, pear, banana, spicy flavor, malty flavor, with toffee or caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
schnubbie (50) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 20, 2017
nice brownish color and a big cream head. yeasty, malty and fruity taste. i did like it

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
carlom (23) - ITALY - APR 18, 2017
Colore ambrato scuro, schiuma corposa e persistente, carburazione media. Sentori di malto e ferro che svanisce con la bevuta. Al palato malto, crosta di pane e albicocca. Finale amaro, birra molto equilibrata e molto bevibile.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilb (267) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - APR 18, 2017
UPDATED: APR 18, 2017 3 ans et 8 mois avant DLC. Brune ambrée col de mousse magnifique et tenue exceptionnelle, carbo importante. Arôme malt toasté et raisins secs et alcool. Bonne rondeur, malt grillés, légère amertume. Bonne bière.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmeinike (94) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 16, 2017
Grumset brunlig ale med kort beige skum. Duft af malt, tørretfrugt i form af rosiner og figen samt krydderier. Smag af karamel, marcipan og krydderier.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waltz (95) - - APR 16, 2017
Aroma marcante com ótima formação e persistência dá espuma. Cerveja ótima, leve e refrescante

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (2363) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2017
750mL corked & caged bottle - VERY old - 07/08 vintage? Label has seen better days. Bugger to get the corked out but presented with a gorgeous looking beer - deep ruby body, small but dense beige head persists. Aroma subtle but intriguing - dried fruit notes of date, sultana, prune, vinous red fruits, honey & caramelised sugar/fruit. A sultry silky smooth ride on the palate - soft fine carbonation, texture is velvety, perhaps lost a bit of weight with age but ethereally light, tremendous balance. Palate is just sensational for an aged beer - starts sweet with those caramelised malts, good weight upfront then slims down with stacks of sultana & date and porty nutty rancio notes on a long spicy yet supremely well balanced finish. The joys of great ales with maturity behind them - better than any fresh Chimay Red I’ve tried!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djcampbell (38) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2017
Špičkové pivo, podobně jako všechny Chimaye. Exluzivní pivíčko po všech směrech.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westy1130 (37) - - APR 1, 2017
A toned down version of The Grande Reserve, but just as enjoyable. Pairs excellent with Chimay’s cheeses and bread.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours with a good head and lacing. The aroma is pleasant, yeasty, fruity and malty, some banana as well. The taste is similar but is surprisingly flat. Not in terms of carbonation but flavour. Quite a subtle taste, good but could be better.


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