Northwinds Dubbel Diamond
he Belgian “Dubbel” was actually just a description used for commercial purposes by Trappist breweries in Belgium. Once upon a time a dubbel or double from different breweries could vary from blonde to brown and have a wide array of bitterness and alcohol. Over time it seemed to be known that a dubbel would refer to a stronger amber to brown ale with a mild bitterness and a focus on caramel malts or candi rock sugar brewed with a Belgian Ale yeast strain. Tasting Notes: A rusty copper with a rocky white head. The aromas are full of plums, raisins, light banana, melon, and spicy peppery notes from the yeast. The body is full with lots of complex flavours and nuances. There are hints of plum, dates, figs, some clove and spice. Complex but not complicated. A nice candy sweetness that finishes semi-dry.
Belgian Strong Ale
Belgian Strong Ales can vary from pale to dark brown in color, darker ales may be colored with dark candy sugar. Hop flavor can range from low to high, while hop aroma is low. The beers are medium to full-bodied and have a high alcoholic character. Types of beers included here include tripels, dubbels and ultra-strong abbey ales.