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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3660   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hstreet (71) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 19, 2012
I Poured this beer for the first time in a signature Chimay glass. Head was not as clean or neat as I prefer but the aroma was sweet and nutty. Tastes are crisp, bold and fruity. Hints of lemon, sweetberry and cinnamon were left on my palette. A fantastic winter beer !


3.7
Mishnok (379) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
Nice looking beer. Nut brown ale with some lively carbonation. It has a fruity, sweet malts flavour with some yeastiness. Good series of flavours on the palate and complex aftertaste. Good Belgian ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
rob19a (439) - - OCT 19, 2017
14/20 Great rich fruity taste - the taste I like from Belgium beers. Big taste for 7% but some of the stronger beers do have a deeper boozier taste. Slightly too carbonated, but definitely a winner.

3.8
Bill Becker (1370) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Sep 2006 Poured from caged and corked 750ml bottle(cork says 2006) a cloudy rusty brown with a huge head of foam that just won't quit. Lacing abounds! The smell is of spice, yeast, and sweet malt with a touch of citric fruit. The taste has some caramel sweetness up front with a splash of dark fruit, mainly plum but also fig. Midway through, the sweetness comes back with some citrus bitterness that grows right through to the finish. Nice taster and quite easy to drink. Bottom line: Very nice Dubbel that should not be overlooked. I recommend it!

3.6
svanke (7) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2017 does not count
Zoet, fruitig, licht kruidig. veel koolzuur, licht bitter in de afdronk. Lijkt een beetje op grimbergen dubbel maar dan zwaarder. Weinig complex, haalt het niet bij de Westmalle dubbel.

3.7
BrewWhatIWant (279) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2017
Pours a dark copper colour with a big offwhite head that quickly recedes leaving a spotty mould that lasts the remainder of the glass. Aroma is slightly malty with some fruit and a little alcohol. Taste is sweet and a little bitter. There are notes of nutty malt, red apple, some spicy phenolics, caramel, a touch of medicinal and solvent. Body is light-medium with lots of carbonation. This is the beer that got me into continental beers. My tastes have since trended from Brussels to Bavaria but this is still a complex and enjoyable beer.

4.2
oberschlesier (123) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - OCT 13, 2017
Aromat karmelu, brązowego cukru, lekka waniliowość, utlenienie, suszone owoce. Smak zbalansowany ale słodki. Ładny brązowy kolor i piana obfita, grubopęcherzykowa - typowo belgijska. Fajne piwo.

3.6
wein.doch (28) - - OCT 7, 2017
Beim ersten Mal war ich nicht überzeugt, war aber auch etwas zu warm... heute schmeckt es mir deutlich besser: starke dunkle Karamel Note mit angenehmen sauren und auch bitteren Anteilen. Fruchtig und stark. Typisch belgisches Bier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Piepenhenrich (1198) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

3.1
90 (732) - BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2017
Bought @ Carrefour. Aroma is yeast, banana and ripe fruit. Tad artificial. Taste is thin, a bit roasted, ash and fruity. Rather unpleasant. Palate is slightly dry. Finish is a muddle.

4.2
monksmisery (28) - - OCT 2, 2017
the perfect baseline for anybody's understanding of beer. in my first tasting of this, i was reminded of all of my favourite beers in trying to describe what chimay red's flavour is. it has the smoothness of a hazelnut brown ale, matched with the tropical fruitiness of a munich weiss, the dark/light nature of a dunkel, alongside the skilled fermentation required for the best saisons. this beer is both accessible to any palette and impressive to the experienced looking for something special. chimay's red is the centre of the compass for exploring truly good beer. 420


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