Tonight’s beer is a Belgian Dubbel brewed by one of the eight monasteries in the world that can put a Trappist symbol on their beer. This one’s brewed by Belgian monks at Chimay brewery, and is a Dubbel, the lightest of the three Chimay offerings. Here’s my review:
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a La Trappe goblet. Purchased in North Attleboro, MA.
A- Pours a light muddy brown color with a generous thick white head with a shade of brown, assumingly from the yeast, that sits on top as the head dissipates. Leaves little lacing.
S- Has a nice roasty flavor, like lightly toasted bread. White grapes, light fruits, plums, brown sugar, toffee also come through.
T- Has the nice belgian notes that make these beers the best in the world – the first taste that hits the tongue is a fruity, estery flavor complimented by belgian spices. Banana, apple, grapes, raisins, plums on the follow through. The finish reveals some slight hop character. Aftertaste is candy-like, brown sugar and molasses.
M- Creamy and easy to drink, not too heavy. Medium carbonation.
What a rich, complex, and flavorful beer. A must try for all Belgian beer fans. Lighter than Chimay Blue but just as respectable.