The Belgian-style dubbel ranges from brown to very dark in color. They have a malty sweetness and can have cocoa and caramel aromas and flavors. Hop bitterness is medium-low to medium. Yeast-generated fruity esters (especially banana) can be apparent. Often bottle-conditioned, a slight yeast haze and flavor may be evident. “Dubbel” meaning “double,” this beer is still not so big in intensity as to surpass the Belgian-style quadrupel that is often considered its sibling.
Category: Belgian Styles
- Apple-Smoked Sausage
- Washed-Rind Cheeses
- Milk Chocolate
- Brother David's Double, Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
- Abbey Dubbel, Elm City Brewing Co.
- Double, Allagash Brewing Co.
Brown to Very Dark
Clear to Slight Haze
Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles
Mild to Noticeable
Hop aroma and flavor are not perceived to low. Hop bitterness is medium-low to medium
Chocolate, Caramel, Toast
Spicy, Pepper, Rose-like, Perfumy
Slight yeast haze is often evident when bottle-conditioned
Medium to High
Medium - High
Pilsner, CaraMunich, Special "B"