Abbey Dubbel

Abbey Dubbel

589 beers | 3.737 Avg Score

Originating from Belgian monastic brewing traditions of the Middle Ages, abbey dubbel ales are now produced by many secular commercial breweries in addition to some of the "authentic" Trappist (real Belgian monasteries) brewers. The dubbel is a double fermented ale that is dark amber to brown in color with a long lasting dense head. Dubbels often have low bitterness and reveal rich malt flavors of dark fruits, dry fruits, chocolate, nuts, and caramel. Yeast aromas and flavors are common along with the imprints of their fruity ester (banana perhaps most common) and spicey byproducts of fermentation. Like other Belgian-styled ales, candi sugar is normally used to produce a dubbel. Abbey dubbels overlap some examples of both dark Belgian ales and strong ales in maltiness, complexity, and alcohol strength, normally nestled right in between the two.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Chimay Premiere (Red) / Chimay Première (Red)
Belgium
146
4.034
Westmalle Dubbel
Belgium
100
3.985
Corsendonk Pater (Abbey Brown Ale)
Belgium
85
4.069
St. Bernardus Prior 8
Belgium
80
3.863
Rochefort Trappistes 6
Belgium
72
4.044
Maredsous 8
Belgium
64
3.758
La Trappe Dubbel
Netherlands
58
3.695
Leffe Brune
Belgium
53
3.800
New Belgium Abbey Belgian Style Ale
CO, United States
51
3.767
Grimbergen Double
Belgium
50
3.604
Affligem Dubbel
Belgium
48
3.632
Bornem Double
Belgium
47
3.578
Allagash Dubbel Reserve
ME, United States
37
3.645
Anderson Valley Brother David's Double Abbey Style Ale
CA, United States
28
3.690
Augustijn Abbey Ale
Belgium
26
3.493
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale
CA, United States
24
3.852
Abita Abbey Ale
LA, United States
22
3.644
Val-Dieu Brune
Belgium
20
3.639
Sterkens Dubbel Ale
Belgium
19
3.187
Allagash Double Ale
ME, United States
19
3.422