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Belgian Dubbel All-Grain Kit

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SKU# U1204

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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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Product Details
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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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
It only gets better with time!
I doubled up and did 10 gallons of this recipe in December of 2013. I kegged two 5 gallon kegs worth and forced carbonated with CO2. I kept one unopened in the lager fridge under pressure until November 2015 as an experiment. It was heavenly, absolutely amazing. I'm not exaggerating about how good it was. I have lived in Germany and traveled to Belgium and this stuff is every bit as good as the local trappist ales we had in Europe. Kind of bummed some house guests found it and I'm enjoying my last few glasses now. Time to make some more for storing.
December 14, 2015
You Need To Try This
I'm starting my second year of extract & AG brewing doing one or two batches a month. Most have been Northern Brewers kits. To me this one stands out as my favorite beer. Give it some time (2-4 months minimum) and you get a rich, clean, and smooth beer with a great caramel color. I used the Wyeast 1214 and used a yeast starter. If you like Belgian beers or not you will love this beer.
October 22, 2015
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
Decent brew but not my style
I must admit that this is not my normal style of beer. I am more of an American IPA guy but this was a nice change of pace.
November 19, 2013
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
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
Yummy Brew
Delicious beer true to style. I'll be making this again.
July 4, 2013
Better then Chimay Red
Brewed this all grain in August, followed NB recipe, used liquid wyeast 1214 and yeast starter,2 wks primary, 2 wks secondary, in secondary added 13 pk liquid blonde Belgian sugar and 1/2 pk dry montrachet yeast. Bottled with priming sugar, carbonated in 5 days. is excellent same taste as chimay red, I bottle and keg. I like to bottle to give away (not much) to good to give away. If you like Chimay you will love this!!! It is maltier then chimay well carbonated and the Montrachet allows a dry finish did I say excellent!!!!
September 25, 2012
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If I'm brewing using the BIAB method will this kit be exactly what I need?
A shopper on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, with the exception of a bag. All raw ingredients are awesome. Let it age a couple months before having at it.
Hi, what exactly is the "additional equipment needed" for this, just BIAB materials? I am a new brewer (first batch, a belgian pale ale is fermenting now) so I think I may go with the extract version of this kit rather than jumping into all-grain for my second brew. Also I will be using a yeast starter kit for this which I din't have to do for the belgian pale ale. That can be done with dry yeast right?
Ted S on Sep 22, 2017

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