Westmalle Glass (330ml Glass)
Pours clear golden color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of sweet vanilla, clove, slightly rubbery banana, and a lemony citrus. The taste is unbelievably smooth. The clove sweetness comes through huge with a nice bitterness to balance. A subdued fruitiness to it. Not really clear what fruit, but kind of artificially. A great balance to it. Lacking in carbonation, but very quality body. A spicy semi-dry finish.
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.