The dubbel is a keystone style of beer that deserves more discussion than it gets. Be it Trappist, abbey, or an American “dubbel,” please join us on Saturday June 15th for an overdue online tasting. https://www.beeradvocate.com/events/info/85465/ This is the thread. You provide: the beer, a picture if possible, and your impressions and thoughts on the beer while or after you drink it. Others will do the same. If you can post a beer review in your sleep or if you are new to posting about beer, your involvement will certainly be appreciated either way. Even if you don’t have a beer, feel free to participate in the discussion. Before the 15th, people can use this thread to post whatever they want on the subject of dubbel, post the beer they plan on opening, or even arrive early and open one up. I have three beers I plan on opening on the 15th: a Trappist, a secular Belgian / American collaboration, and a local American. They are all new to me, but this tasting is also a great opportunity to revisit an old favorite. Chimay Red aka Chimay Premiere was one of the key beers that started me down this miserable path of beer obsessiveness. I was at a bar in Manhattan one day and I was totally falling for the bartender. They had Chimay Red and the appropriate glassware, and they had a policy that if you drank three of them in one night, you got to keep the glass. I had to try this strange beer. It was an eye opening experience that a beer could be like that. It was the most expensive beer I had ever had at the time, but I was really smitten with it and I decided to live foolishly and shoot for that glass. The fact that I wanted to hang around the bartender helped a lot. I ended up drinking three and taking my glass home. I still have that glass. Many years later, I was “lucky” to find it in the garbage one day after my wife threw it out. I rescued it. I don’t drink much Chimay these days, but their “Premiere” is one of my favorite dubbels. Perhaps someone will feature this beer on the 15th. I’ll try to post some information on dubbels at a later date. You folks have 10 days to procure your beers. If you would like to host a future online tasting, please take a look at this thread: https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/online-beer-tastings-idea-submission-thread.476806/ Hope to see some of you here on the 15th. Cheers.