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|
The Dubbel came out nicely and has a really good profile reminiscent of Belgium beers. I used White Lab WLP500 yeast and did double pitch despite the recipe not calling for such, but that based on White Labs recommendation on beers above 1.050 O.G. Have not always done this with high O.G., but did in this case to assure the yeast profile. My O.G came in high even with the water level at about 5.25 gallons, but I was good with that. My O.G. was 1.068 with F.G 1.014.
Everything was to spec but the liquid yeast didn’t seem to activate, which impacted the final product. I should have used a yeast starter or pitched additional yeast. All my friends said the beer is good and they would pay for it in the store, but I was going for great. Lesson learned.
This was my second kit from Northern Brewer and was delicious! Takes a while to ferment, but the final product is an enjoyable Belgian.
Great flavor and aroma from this beer. Everyone that has tried it has really liked it. Instructions are easy to use.
I'm doing COVID lockup a crash brewing series - This beer has become my guilty pleasure ... I've take to bottling a portion of each batch in 187 Ml bottles ... this is the perfect size for this banana, bready, baking spiced Belgian Dubbel. A little slow to carbonate - but doing better after moving to a warmer location. I'll definitely brew this again. —