Westmalle Dubbel - Brewery Westmalle | Belgium
- Style : Double Abbey
- Colour : Brown
- Alcohol : 7.0°C
- Softness : 3/5
- Bitterness : 2/5
Westmalle Dubbel (7%) is a dark red-brown beer with a rich, complex taste thanks to re-fermentation in the bottle. You pick up touches of caramel, malt and fruity esters reminiscent of ripe banana. The beer pearls beneath a covering of dense, cream-coloured froth. A lovely lace pattern forms on the inside of the glass once emptied. The long, dry finish of this balanced, mild Trappist beer will stay with you.
In 1865 the monks of Westmalle started brewing a dark Trappist beer in addition to their table beer. They adjusted the recipe in 1926, doubling the amounts of raw ingredients to produce a new, stronger beer. Dubbel is a logical name for this doubled beer, though it is more often simply called ‘Trappist’. To this day, the 1926 recipe is the basis for Westmalle Dubbel.
- The look : Mahogany-brown colour.
- The smell : Malty aromas of caramel and scents of flowers.
- The taste : Flavours of roasted malt, caramel and liquorice.
Amount : 33 cl.