Belgian Dubbel Extract Beer Recipe Kit
Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
|Total Time to Make||2 months|
|Beer Style||Trappist/Belgian Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
This was my fourth and fifth purchase of this kit.
The recipe works great with White Labs WLP500 Monastery Ale Yeast. I have also used it to make a Belgian Quad by increasing the concentration (brewing 3 gallons instead of 5 gallons). The Quad is wonderful, but you need to supplement with a High Gravity Yeast in order to carbonate in the bottle.
Came out cloudy and didn’t have the taste I was expecting. Not the worst beer I have ever had but not the best either. Just not my style I guess.
Just can't seem to pry myself away from this one. This is a delicious Belgian Ale when brewed with Wyeast 1388. The strong ale yeast works better for me. It adds body and flavor that puts this in a league with the great Trappist ales like Rochefort 8.
I love this style of beer but it's almost impossible to find any at the store or at any brewery. After reading reviews on here this was my 2nd brew after the one that came with my kit. This has me sold that I can make great beer from home and from extract. Age is an absolute must, after 2 months it was still pretty harsh and the fruit and Belgian flavors just weren't there yet. Now at 4 months in the bottle it's getting really good. Has that Belgian flavor profile, pretty smooth now, and some dark fruit flavors emerging. I don't plan on tasting anymore for 2 more months and then it should be good to start drinking regularly. I am very satisfied with this kit so far and Northern Brewer in general with the other kits I've been making while this ages.
Aging is a must here. It's good right away but amazing after 4-6 months.