At 225 years young, the Westmalle Trappist Abbey has been revered for their beers ever since they fermented their first beer in 1836. Today, the brewery is known the world over as a benchmark for any with the name Abbey. Obviously, this isn’t some random history lesson but a way to introduce the release of Westmalle Trappist Dubbel. Oh and the Abbey was started in 1794 for those of you reaching for your calculators.
Described as a prototypical version of the Belgian Dubbel, this beer is making landfall in April.
Brown-amber color, subtle dark-malt aroma balanced by classic Belgian yeast character. Deeply malty, with a gentle, dry finish that hints at tropical fruit. On draft, Westmalle Trappist Dubbel is unblended (single batch) and tasters note softer conditioning than bottled Dubbel.
ABV: 7.0% - OG: 1.063 - IBU: 24
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, candi sugar, hops, yeast.
Nutritional info: Serving Size - 11.2 oz. (330 ml). Calories: 220; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 30 mg (1% DV); Total Carbohydrates 14 g (5% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 2 g (3% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)
Look Westmalle Trappist Dubbel to be available on draft at select locations, courtesy Merchant du Vin.
More on Westmalle Trappist Brewery
Westmalle Trappist Abbey, established in 1794, holds deep importance to Belgians, beer historians, and anyone who appreciates great beer. Westmalle began brewing in 1836, and their amber-brown, fruity Dubbel and rich, spicy golden Tripel are both the prototype and the classic example of each style. One of only 13 Trappist breweries in the world, Westmalle Brewery is owned by the monastery, and gives profits to charity. Westmalle beers are brewed within the walls of the monastery, and packaged in both 330 mL and 750 mL bottles. Westmalle Tripel is sold in bottles only: only the Dubbel is kegged.