Brouwerij Westmalle is one of the Belgian Trappist monasteries widely known for their beer. Two beers to be precise. I will be reviewing them both over the next few days, starting tonight with Westmalle Trappist Dubbel, which has 7% Alcohol By Volume (ABV).
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel is a deep brown colored beer, shining a murky, mahogany color when held up to a light. A small but sturdy tan head tops it off, leaving behind scattered bits of lacing.
The nose is replete with fruit notes, apples, pears, peaches, berries, background phenolic spice, with underlying malt sweetness.
Toasty malts start things out in the taste, some candi sugar, berries, grapes, apples, pears, with spicy hops rounding things out. Low hop bitterness in finish, balance towards the malt, lively carbonation, medium body, medium astringency.
Westmalle Trappist Dubel is another one of the classic Belgian Trappist beers, and definitely worth a look if you haven’t tried it out. A great example of the complex array of flavors that yeast are capable of.
Westmalle Trappist Dubel : A-
Beer Reviews by Prof Sudz