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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3677   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerIsMyGod (17) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bought this as part of a Chimay holiday 3-pack that came with a Chimay glass. Poured a deep caramel color with a dark, creamy head. It gave off a nice scent of fruit that was predominantly apricot. Drinking out of the accompanying glass left ribbons of yeast settling at the bottom, giving the beer a sweet finish.


4.5
JDW1976 (19) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 33cl bottle poured into a tulip glass. Dark amber color with a slight reddish, copper tint. Creamy 2 inch head that slowly dissipated. Aroma is yeast, orange peel, toffee. Perfect balance between dry hoppiness and sweetness. Smooth and silky in the mouth. Each drink makes me want the next even more. An outstanding beer - one of the best I’ve ever had.

3.9
tmdaines (145) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2017
Dried fruit aroma, almost like a stodgy, boozy fruit cake. Lovely ruby body with a slightly red head. Good amount of malt and fruit. Very drinkable for the IPA. Never overly rich or sickly, well balanced.

4.3
KevinReddirt (220) - Midland, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Chimay Red, the last of the three for me to rate. Consumed many times but time to put it on paper. Who knows where this .75 liter bottle came from, available everywhere thank goodness. The cork removed, the contents go into my Chimay trappist glass of course. Gorgeous presentation, ruby flare pearl body and a complementary long-lasting, light beige head. A sniff delivers cane sugar, ripe peach, currant, something flowery. With George Benson in the background I lift the glass for a drink. Drier than the Blue but still there is raisin, bread, a distinct spiciness, yellow fruit. A faint bitterness beginning and end. Quite good, one of my favorite dubbels.

4.2
davedrinkinbeer (25) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Good beer, and an excellent dubbel. Bought a few of these when they were on sale for $2.50 a bottle (!) and gve them a try. First mouthful I could taste malt, and fruits but mostly I tasted coriander of all things! Mouthful was very balanced, good carbonation, and finished clean. After letting these sit for a few weeks, the coriander taste mellowed, and made the beer even more enjoyable. Very good!

3
macior (33) - POLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Barwa miedziana, zmętnione. Piana obfita, średniopęcherzykowa, szybko się dziurawi i redukuje do małego kożuszka. W aromacie banan, goździk, rodzynki, trochę ziół. W smaku dość słodki, z lekką kontrą goryczkową i delikatną kwasowością. Czuć banana, karmel, suszone owoce, drożdże. Wysycenie wysokie, trochę mało ciała.

3.7
Mariox (337) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 3, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Sławetny Chimay czerwony. Niestety duża butla bez kapsla :) aromat i smak typowy dla trappistowskich trunków. Trochę słabszy aromat... rodzynki, drożdżowe, pszeniczne nuty. W smaku pół wytrawne, dobry balans kiedy słodyczą a goryczką i lekka kwasowość w tle. Piwo dość mocno wysycone, całkiem treściwe, ciała trochę mało, ale bardzo smaczne i pijalne. Alkohol fajnie ukryty. Dobre piwo.

4
Grisza77 (859) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Miedziane piwo o obfitej pianie, która zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w formie warstewki na powierzchni. Aromat przepiękny, słodki, owocowy, głownie rodzynki, lekko ziołowe aż chce się wąchać to piwo. W smaku treściwe, delikatnie słodkie, landrynkowe, owocowe, ziołowe. Goryczka średnia, ziołowa. Ogólnie bardzo udany dubbel o słodkim charakterze, ale w tym przypadku jest to jego zaleta, bo piwo jest bardzo ułożone i zbalansowane, a słodycz nie robi z niego ciężkiego ulepka.

3.6
FireGlider (699) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 30, 2017
Light brown/amber color with big brownish head. Caramel, toffee, some dried fruits. Sweet fruity and light caramel bitter taste. Nice one.

4
gausti (16) - AUSTRIA - OCT 30, 2017
Schöne dunkle Farbe, Im Geruch Karamel, Banane, etwas Holz; Aroma: Dominante Malzige Noten nach Karamel, getoastetes Holz und helle Schokolade aber auch Trockenfrüchte und Banane.

4.4
VueltaBirrista (144) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 28, 2017
Se muestra de color cobre rojizo, con una espuma marfil que no forma una gran corona pero acompaña todo el rato. Su aroma me trae recuerdos a fruta madura, regaliz y sobre todo pasas. En boca es muy cremosa. Caramelo, fruta muy madura, albaricoque y sobre todo plátano. Es muy melosa, pero nunca se hace empalagosa. Final ligeramente alcohólico y un amargor delicado con un destello de café muy a lo lejos.


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