Westmalle Dubbel is a dark, reddish-brown Trappist beer with a secondary fermentation in the bottle. The creamy head has the fragrance of special malt and leaves an attractive lace pattern in the glass. The flavour is rich and complex, herby and fruity with a fresh-bitter finish. It is a balanced quality beer with a soft feel in the mouth and a long, dry aftertaste.
A classic Belgian dubbel, this is a world-class, balanced brew that offers loads of rich, malty characteristics-brown bread, caramel, roasted grain-framed by attractive notes of raisin, dried fig, cinnamon, light toffee and burnt sugar. Those notes continue through to the full, creamy palate, along with hints of bananas foster, malted milk balls and dried black cherry. Medium carbonation helps to lift the palate and lend snap to the close, while a pleasant warmth unfolds alongside lingering hints of bittersweet cocoa powder and clove. Delicious now, but this can also age well for 2-3 years from bottling (refer to product label).