by Mokke Bier

A Belgian Dubbel is such a staple of most Belgian brewery portfolios, and such a regular offering in the bars and cafes, that you can sometimes become complacent in the face of this style.

With all the focus on hops, it is a nice change up to have a beer that is all about the malt.  And that is what you get from this beer.

The beer pours a slightly cloudy mahogany, and has quite a subdued aroma, even with the Belgian yeast.

Four different malts combine for a lovely sweetness early.  The flavour of caramel, prunes and a bit of dark chocolate is strong.  Behind that there are hints of licorice, peach, banana and a woody note.  There is also a minerality to the subtle spice notes and a hint of something slightly sour right on the finish.

It isn’t a classic Belgian Dubbel, though it has most of the standard characteristics.  The earthy minerality and sour note make this something a little different, but very enjoyable.

 

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Country
Belgium
Alcohol
7.0%
Style
Dubbel
Size
330ml

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