Dubbel

The dubbel (also double) is a Belgian Trappist beer naming convention.

The origin of the dubbel was a beer brewed in the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle in 1856.

The abbey had, since 10 December 1836, brewed a witbier that was quite sweet and light in alcohol for consumption by the paters. The new beer, however, was a strong version of a brown beer....

The dubbel (also double) is a Belgian Trappist beer naming convention.

The origin of the dubbel was a beer brewed in the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle in 1856.

The abbey had, since 10 December 1836, brewed a witbier that was quite sweet and light in alcohol for consumption by the paters. The new beer, however, was a strong version of a brown beer. In 1926, the formulation was changed and it became even stronger. The first written record of its sale by the abbey was on 1 June 1861. Following World War Two, abbey beers became popular in Belgium and the name "dubbel" was used by several breweries for commercial purposes.

Westmalle Dubbel was imitated by other breweries, Trappist and secular, Belgian and worldwide, leading to the emergence of a style. Dubbels are now understood to be a fairly strong (6%-8% ABV) brown ale, with understated bitterness, fairly heavy body, and a pronounced fruitiness and cereal character. Chimay Red/Premiere, Koningshoeven/La Trappe Dubbel and Achel 8 Bruin are examples from Trappist breweries. Affligem and Grimbergen are Belgain abbey breweries that produce dubbels.

Ommegang and New Belgium are examples from the USA.

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    Soft as velvet, this double with warm darkbrown colour and burgundy undertones has a fruity taste and hoppy after taste

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    Brown beer of high fermentation. This dark brown beer is the result of big quantities of specialty malts and natural caramel. This is resulting in a full malty beer with a taste of bitterness and caramel. The aromas are a mixture of burned malts and sugar syrup. A rich brown beer with a cream coloured mousse

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