The Luxury

Dubbel

A Belgian ale brewed in honour of the great traditions of the Trappist and Monastic breweries.

History

A Dubbel, meaning “double” is an elusive beer style historically as it has had a wide range of colour from pale to dark brown, bitterness from 10-30 IBU, and alcohol from 4 to 12%ABV. Dubbel was used to categories and describe beers brewed in the tradition of the Trappist breweries. Trappist beer is brewed by Trappist monks and currently there are fourteen monasteries, six in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, and one in Austria, Italy, England, France, Spain, and the United States that produce beer recognized by the International Trappist Association. Many of these breweries didn’t even brand their beers as dubbels, it just became a place holder or category for the beer style.

The Luxury is our homage to these great brewing traditions of these Abbey Ales brewed with some amazing Franco-Belge malts and munich malt from Horton Ridge. An addition of special dark Belgian Candi sugar was added to the kettle to enrich the colour and luxurious flavours and mouthfeel. This beer comes complete with comfortable lighting.

Tasting Notes

A rich chestnut with burnt copper hues and a dense eggshell head. Big spicy cloves on the aroma with caramelized sugar, plums, and figs. The flavour is full of stewed fruit, caramel, and that clean candi finish that doesn’t linger due to the lack of residual sugar and high carbonation. C’est bon.

Food Pairings

Munster cheese, steak frites, applewood smoked pork roast, pecan pie

Glassware

Sensoric/tulip

Ingredients

Malts: Pilsen Malt, Caramel Aromatic, Caramel Pilsen, Horton Ridge Munich
Hops: Magnum
Other: Dark Belgian Candi Sugar
Yeast: Belgian Ale
ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 21
SRM: 20

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