About Trappist or Abbey Dubbel

About 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.

Top Picks for Trappist or Abbey Dubbel

Westvleteren Trappist 8 Blue Cap
96 points
A fantastically rich and chewy Trappist Ale with an artful balance of sweet and savory flavors that cascade across the palate.
Awards: 2024 World Beer Championships - Best Trappist or Abbey Dubbel
Mons Abbey Dubbel
92 points
Beguiling aromatics and subtly warming on the palate with plentiful layers to tease out over a lingering session.
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Belgian Dubbel Trappist
92 points
Rich malt with a graceful nuance; a slow sipping and contemplative beer to enjoy all evening.
Canadian River Brewing Co. Abtei Uber Baumholder Abbey Style Ale
89 points
Pleasant roasted malt on the palate with excellent texture and balance.