Rochefort Trappistes 6 (330ml Bottle)
Reddish-brown colour with amber-gold highlights; soft body leads to earthy flavours and an herbal character. Refined, soft spiciness in the bouquet finishes with a bit caramel. Bottle-conditioned for soft natural carbonation.
Pours murky brown with a substantial tan head that dissipated quickly. Aromas of creamy toffee malts, orange peel, burnt sugar and subtle cherries. It has a light body for the ABV with flavours of caramel malts and dark fruits finishing with mild warming spicy hops and alcohol. Very smooth and drinkable. One of the best Dubbels I have tasted.
These are dark, malty, yeasty strong ales in the Trappist tradition, but produced (mainly) by secular brewers. Dubbels range between 6.5-8% abv, and have a dark brown, cloudy colour, and a palate mixing malt, a lush fruitiness, and yeast. They are typically bottle-conditioned.