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A dark, reddish-brown Trappist beer with a creamy thick head. Rich and complex flavours are delivered as a result of a secondary fermentation in the bottle. Notes of caramel, malt and fruits such as ripe banana on the pallet. A soft mouth feel is followed by a long dry finish.
Classic Belgian Trappist ale. 7% ABV.
The name ‘Dubbel’ refers to a doubling of the ingredients of the light, original Trappist beer that the monks brewed for themselves. It follows the traditional Belgian style of the same name. The recipe for the Dubbel has remained unchanged since 1926 although of modified form of this dark brew has been made since 1836. Like all Westmalle beers it undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle allowing the beer to continue evolving in flavour as it ages ensuring that old bottles delivered the best drinking experience of all.
This beer should be enjoyed with semi soft Belgian cheeses.
The history of Westmalle Abbey begins in the 1790s when a group of Cistercians, fleeing the French Revolution, founded a priory in an area which had seen centuries of devastation due to the bubonic plague and the 80 years war. With this establishment came farmland on which they produced many traditional products but it wasn’t until 1836 that the first beer was brewed. Initially the sale was only brewed for the needs of the community but in 1856 brothers began to sell the beer from the gates of the abbey. As demand increased so the Brewery underwent two expansions, in 1865 and 1897. With the Second World War came a time of devastation yet despite the difficulties which followed Westmalle was able to commercialise their beers to a degree which allowed them to spend generously on community outreach efforts both home and as far abroad as the Congo.
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