Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3675   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 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (387) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Chimay is an old classic that I've been drinking for 15+ years. It is still just as good as the first time! Bold but smooth. Great head and malty good. Chimay is the perfect belgian ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (591) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2116) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gingertipple (28) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2017
Drank the Premiere with meal of cold and smoked meats, a perfect accompaniment. It is all you could expect from Chimay. Only down was too much foam at the recommended temperature.

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