Review: Chimay Red Cap (Bière Brune / Brown Ale)

Today's sampling is Chimay Red Cap (Bière Brune / Brown Ale), a Belgian Dubbel brewed at Bières de Chimay out of Belgium. I've already reviewed a few other of their beers, so it was time to review the Red Cap, which is possibly one of the harder to find Chimays for me aside from the barrel aged versions which I've only been able to get my hands on once in my life thanks to one of my best buds. 7% ABV

Appearance: Pours a murky dark brown ale (with a bit of a red hue) with a tad bit of sediment at the bottom of the glass, thick yellow-beige head on top. The head diminishes pretty quickly, leaving behind a very layered lacing on the glass, oh.. it looks nice!

Aroma: Notes of raisins, figs, brown bread, caramel. It's surprisingly very light on the aroma.

Taste: I accidentally took a big sip and regret it immensely - this is to be savoured, not drank like a lager! It has a nice amount of caramel sweetness, notes of raisins, hint of fig, brown bread, slightly toasted malt profile. Incredibly faint banana presence at the end.

Overall Thoughts: Solid Dubbel, easy to pick the notes out but it's a first world problem when I feel like this is their weakest product out of all of their offerings! Pretty smooth but don't drink too big of sips!

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