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Westmalle

Westmalle
Trappist Dubbel

Category: Trappist or Abbey Dubbel

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 7%
98 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

Westmalle
Trappist Dubbel

Category: Trappist or Abbey Dubbel

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 7%
Hypnotic reddish mahogany color. Rich aromas of toasted banana-raisin muffin and spicy vanilla custard with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, elegant finish with notes of caramelized nuts and dried fruits, peppery spice, and earth. A fantastic flavor ride and an archetype of the style.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Malty
Aroma Aroma: toasted banana-raisin muffin and spicy vanilla custard
Taste Flavor: long, elegant
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stew, Peking Duck, Morbier
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastic flavor ride and an archetype of the style.
The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
119 1st Ave SO, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
1 253-656-0321
Trappist or Abbey Dubbel
Beer Glass Chalice Dark Brown.jpg
Serve in a Chalice
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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