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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Trappist Ale Belgian Dubbel


BJCP 2015 26B Belgian Dubbel example
26B - Belgian Dubbel


Overall Impression

A deep reddish-copper, moderately strong, malty, complex Trappist ale with rich malty flavors, dark or dried fruit esters, and light alcohol blended together in a malty presentation that still finishes fairly dry.


Most commercial examples are in the 6.5 - 7% ABV range. Traditionally bottle-conditioned (or refermented in the bottle).

Commercial Examples

Affligem Dubbel, Chimay Première, Corsendonk Pater, Grimbergen Double, La Trappe Dubbel, St. Bernardus Pater 6, Trappistes Rochefort 6, Westmalle Dubbel

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  • OG:  1062 - 1075
  • FG:  1008 - 1018
  • ABV: 6 - 7.6
  • IBU: 15 - 25
  • SRM: 10 - 17
BJCP 2015 26B - Belgian Dubbel Commercial Example