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2006 Brewers Association Style Guidelines

Major Style:Ale
Sub-Style Name:Belgian-Style Dubbel
Origin:Belgian and French
Description:This medium- to full-bodied, dark amber to brown-colored ale has a malty sweetness and nutty, chocolate-like, and roast malt aroma. Flavor and aroma may also have a raisin-like cocoa character. A faint hop aroma is acceptable. Dubbels are also characterized by low bitterness and no hop flavor. Very small quantities of diacetyl are acceptable. Yeast-generated fruity esters (especially banana) are appropriate at low levels. Head retention is dense and mousse like. Chill haze is acceptable at low serving temperatures.
Alcohol By Weight (by Volume):4.8-6.0% (6.0-7.5%)
Bitterness:18-25
Colour:14-18 (28-36 EBC)
Original Gravity:1.050-1.070 (12.5-17 šPlato)
Final Gravity:1.012-1.016 (3-4 šPlato)

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