Belgian Dubbel Extract Beer Recipe Kit
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.
Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results.
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|Total Time to Make||2 months|
|Beer Style||Trappist/Belgian Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I used the Wyeast 1214 strain prepared with a starter for this beer. Within a few hours of pitching, I had a lot of airlock activity, and of course, blow-off had to happen right around the glorious hour of 3am. I would recommend skipping the airlock and going straight to the blow-off tube for the first day or two after pitching. Per the OG/FG readings, the ABV is right at 7%. The batch has been bottled for two weeks and I find that it tastes very similar to the Chimay red. Other reviews mention it gets better with age so I look forward to the development.
Very easy beer to brew. I have sampled a few bottles so far and it is very tasty. Definitely seems to have a high ABV like advertised. Maybe a little too much of an alcohol taste for me. Next time I may cut back a little on the amount of candi sugar used.
Great belgian dubbel! I made a starter with wyeast trappist high gravity ale yeast for this kit and it turned out great! Let it sit for atleast a month or so after bottling and you'll be pleased with the result. Check out this kit! Or formulate your own recipe and surprise yourself...
Good so far
I bought this Home Brew kit for myself just after Christmas. It came with a Block Party Amber but my goal is to brew Belgian Style beer. So I brewed this Dubbel first.
It was ready at the end of March. The product was so good that I didn't really let it age as many have suggested. I have saved a few back to compare with the Trippel that I bottled yesterday.
I will buy this recipe again.