Belgian-Style Dubble

Belgian-style dubbels range from brown to very dark in color. They have a malty sweetness and can have chocolate-like caramel aroma and flavor. Hop bitterness is medium-low to medium. Yeast-generated fruity esters (especially banana) can be apparent. Often bottle-conditioned, a slight yeast haze and flavor may be evident. “Dubbel” meaning “double,” this beer is still not so big in intensity as to surpass the Belgian-style quadrupel that is often considered its sibling.