Belgian Style Dubbel

Name:
Belgian-Style Dubbel
Category:
Belgian And French Origin Ales
ABV:
6.25% – 7.5%
IBU:
20 – 30
SRM:
16 – 36
Original Gravity:
Varies
Final Gravity:
1.012 – 1.016
This medium-bodied, red to dark brown colored ale has a malty sweetness and chocolate-like caramel aroma. A light hop flavor and/or aroma is acceptable. Dubbels are also characterized by low-medium to medium bitterness. No diacetyl is acceptable. Yeastgenerated fruity esters (especially banana) are appropriate at low levels. Head retention is dense and mousse-like. Chill haze is acceptable at low serving temperatures. Often bottle conditioned a slight yeast haze and flavor may be evident.