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AHA Guideline

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Belgian-Style Dubbel

Belgian-Style Dubbels are brown to very dark. Chill haze is acceptable at low serving temperatures. Slight yeast haze is often evident when bottle conditioned. Head retention is dense and mousse-like. Chocolate-like caramel aroma is present. Fruity-ester aromas (especially banana) are appropriate at low levels. Diacetyl aroma should not be perceived. Hop aroma is low if present. Malty sweetness and chocolate-like character is present. Hop flavor is low if present. Hop bitterness is medium-low to medium. Diacetyl should not be perceived. Fruity-ester flavors (especially banana) are appropriate at low levels.


  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.060 - 1.075 (14.7 - 18.2)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.012 - 1.016 (3.1 - 4.1)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 5.00% - 6.00% (6.30% - 7.60%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (20 - 30)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 16 - 36 (32 - 72)