Belgian-Style Dubbel

Ale - Belgium

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 6.3 - 7.5%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   16 -   36 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.060 - 1.075
  • Final Gravity: 1.012 - 1.016

This medium-bodied, red to dark brown colored ale has a malty sweetness and chocolate-like caramel aroma. A light hop flavor and/or aroma is acceptable. Dubbels are also characterized by low-medium to medium bitterness. No diacetyl is acceptable. Yeast- generated fruity esters (especially banana) are appropriate at low levels. Head retention is dense and mousse -like. Chill haze is acceptable at low serving temperatures. Often bottle conditioned a slight yeast haze and flavor may be evident.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.