Ale - Belgium
- 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.