Belgian Dubbel All-Grain Kit

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Trappist-style ale with a russet color, dense off-white head, and a host of flavors and aromas - spices, flowers, dried fruit, plums, raisins, rum, and toffee - arising from the interaction of grains, sugar, and yeast. A medium-full bodied, complex beer that pairs with everything from cheese to stew to dessert.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

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Dating back to monastic breweries in the middle ages, Dubbels are still produced at abbeys and monasteries in Belgium. This kit yields an authentic Trappist-style ale with a russet color, dense off-white head, and a host of flavors and aromas - spices, flowers, dried fruit, plums, raisins, rum, and toffee - arising from the interaction of grains, sugar, and yeast. A medium-full bodied, complex beer that pairs with everything from cheese to stew to dessert.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Belgian Dubbel All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBelgian
Original Gravity1062
Total Time to Make2 months
Reviews
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Great tasting! I'm addicted to it.
Brewing this beer was easier then I thought and the only problem I had was with my yeast starter. Otherwise it turned out great and carbonated well in the bottles. I'm impressed with this recipe.
June 13, 2012
Yummy, yum, yum goodness. Nectar of enlightenment$!&@!!
I have a confession to make, this beer is not technically done yet but it's sitting in the keg awaiting finishing touches. I plan on bottling half for storage (we'll see how well that works) and kegging half for immediate consumption. After tasting it today I am now ready to get the job done. I was worried at first because the beer took forever to clarify and the complex flavors weren't showing up. Let this one age for a good 10 weeks after fermentation and you will be rewarded. Honestly, this is a true traditional style Belgian Dubbel with all those great raisin, toffee, malt flavors that make a Dubbel what it is. Once again, yum, slurp, yum.
February 20, 2011
Simply Excellent
I have been brewing for about two years not, all grain for about a year. I visited Belgium earlier this past summer and just fell in love with Belgian beer. I have to say this recipe is really extremely good and is very true to the style. I added 1/2 regular sugar to the recipe, which think was successful, and I accidentally used WLP 550 (instead of 500 which is the WLP version of the NB suggested Wyeast). This is a less fruity yeast and I found the result to be excellent, even though I was mad at myself for not correctly translating the Wyeast to WLP versions. I think a fruitier yeast like that recommended would have distracted from the nice malty characteristics and I would use 550 again. All in all a great Belgian Dubbel that successfully represents the style. TRY IT!!!!
September 18, 2014
Ages well.
I highly recommend aging this beer. I have make this one, in the past, and kegged it. My kegged beer tends to get consumed rather quickly. This time I bottled the batch and set it aside. After about 6 months the flavors have really come together. I am looking forward to letting it age, even more. Well worth the wait.
October 26, 2013
Fantastic flavor
I love this beer. I mashed at 150F instead of 152F, got slightly higher gravity, slight dryer beer, and higher alcohol than expected. The whole house smelled of bananas while it was undergoing the most vigorous fermentation I've ever witnessed. I fermented hot at nearly 80F. The finished beer has a fruity Belgian ale flavor, unlike anything else I've tasted. The liquid yeast option flocculated very well and the beer is a clear amber. Highly recommended.
March 17, 2012
Wait a year
Made this a while ago at first I wasn't pleased but after aging it a wee bit it was perfect, just finished the last bottle after a year and a half, the beer gods smiled it was beautiful.
February 20, 2012
A favorite
This brew was outstanding after 2 months when I first tapped the keg, but was not particularly reminiscent of the style. By the time the keg died 7 weeks later, it was still excellent, and starting to taste more like a classic Dubbel. Ordering again, and planning to be more patient.
October 23, 2011
Very good.
This was my first all-grain brew. I did this before I had the beersmith software, and followed the NB instructions. I ended up getting better efficiency than what this recipe is set up for, so I ended up with a beer that was a good amount stronger than what was intended. It was a fantastic beer though. It's an excellent first step on your way to gauging your equipment. Oh yeah, the resulting beer was awesome. Let this one age a bit before getting into it, it's worth the wait.
September 14, 2013
my first attempt at all grain brewing
I decided to use this kit for my first attempt at all grain brewing after being an extract brewer for about a year. The kit came with everything I needed and the instructions were pretty straight forward. My efficiency was a little lower than I would have liked and I forgot to factor in boil loss so I lost about a half gallon from my target of a 5 gallon batch. But the beer looks great and tastes great. I just bottled it and can't wait to try it in a few weeks.
April 26, 2016
So far so good....
I brewed this beer 5 weeks ago. I bottled 4 bombers and keg'd the rest. I put the kegs in the kegerator this morning and took a sample a few minutes ago. I'm really getting banana on the pallet. was looking for more raisin, but this is a good beer. I'm sure that time would make this a better beer, but I'm a very impatient person, so time is not an option. It's a very aromatic beer. Sweet on the pallet. Very good... VERY good. Buy this kit if you like Belgian beers.
April 9, 2016
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