Dubbel (Destihl Brewery)

Illinois’ own Destihl Brewery has created a dubbel that hits all of the high notes of the Belgian style without moving too far into the pruny tastes┬áthat sink many a dubbel. The beer pours with a brown to mahogany coloration and a small amount of off-white head that rapidly dissipates. The initial nose of this Dubbel is sweet, heavy with raisin. and concludes with a bit of malt at the end. The initial sip hides the higher (7.5%) ABV perfectly, instead putting a first foot forward that hits imbibers with dark fruit, toffee, and malt elements. A smaller bit of grain can be discerned at points here. Dubbel (Destihl Brewery)As the dubbel continues to warm, notes of spice, plum, and banana all reach prominence. ┬áStrong hints of caramel and malt elements are the threads that unite the disparate set of flavors that one will experience during a 500 mL bottle of the brew. Continue reading “Dubbel (Destihl Brewery)”