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Sprecher Brewing Co.

Sprecher Brewing Co.
Belgian Dubbel Ale

Category: Trappist or Abbey Dubbel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Sprecher Brewing Co.
Belgian Dubbel Ale

Category: Trappist or Abbey Dubbel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Medium reddish mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate cherries and papayas, toffee, buttercream frosting, and dark roasted nuts and bark with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, long finish that exhibits notes of hint of licorice and watercress finish. A delightfully chocolatey malty dubbel that is a pleasure to drink.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: chocolate cherries and papayas, toffee, buttercream frosting, and dark roasted nuts and bark
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of hint of licorice and watercress
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mincemeat Pie, Mole Chicken, Morbier
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightfully chocolatey malty dubbel that is a pleasure to drink.

The Producer

Sprecher Brewing Co.

The Producer
701 W. Glendale Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53209
USA
1 414-964-7837

Trappist or Abbey Dubbel

Trappist or abbey style dubbels are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 6.5-7.5%. These beers are characterized by burnt sugar flavors and aromas not derived from malt, but instead Belgian candi sugar. This addition of candi sugar also contributes greatly to the deep brown color of these beers. These rich sugar flavors and aromas are complemented by herbal, spicy and fruity Belgian yeast-driven flavors. First introduced by Westmalle in 1926 as a version of a Belgian style brown ale, this style quickly spread in popularity with many Trappist and secular examples now commercially available. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Westmalle Dubbel, La Trappe Dubbel, Chimay Red and St. Feuillen Brune.

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Trappist or Abbey Dubbel