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Style: Dubbel
Style Information
The Belgian Dubbel is a medium bodied, dark beer with a malt and nut sweetness. The color is dark amber to dark red-brown. Head retention is usually notable. Aroma should have sweet malts, nuts, chocolate and a mild roasted smell. The aroma may also have a hint of dark fruits or cocoa powder. Hop notes in the aroma are minimal if apparent at all. The taste has low bitterness and virtually no hop flavors. Other flavors include those similar to the aroma - dark fruits, chocolate, mild roasted notes, cocoa powder and malt sweetness. ABV ranges from 6% to 7.5% and can be higher. IBUs are low and range from 20 to 30.

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Top Consumed Dubbel
1. Resurrection by Brewer's Art31
2. Pere Jacques by Goose Island23
3. Premiere (Red) by Bières de Chimay (Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont)15
4. Nommo by Boulevard Brewing Co.9
5. Trappist Dubbel by Brouwerij Westmalle (Adbij der Trappisten van Westmalle)8
6. Ovila Abbey Dubbel by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.8
7. Belgian Style Dubbel by Sprecher Brewing Company7
8. Amazing Grace-Barrel Aged Dubbel by The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Company7
9. Siamese Twin Ale by Uncommon Brewers6
10. Trader Joe's Vintage Ale 2008 by Unibroue6

Top Reviews Dubbel
 BeerAvg Score
1. Abbey Ale (Special Reserve) by Ølfabrikken88
2. Prior 8 by Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV86
3. Angel's Abbey by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery86
4. Date Sugar Yeast Magik by Pipeworks Brewing Company86
5. Cherry Dubbel by C.H. Evans Brewing Company86
6. Trappist Westvleteren 8 by Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)85
7. Pater 6 by Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV84
8. Lost & Found Abbey Ale by The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Company84
9. Nine Syrah Cask Aged by Kuhnhenn Brewing Company84
10. Grimbergen Dubbel by Brouwerij Alken-Maes82