Belgian Abbey Dubbel
Winner of the silver medal at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival, this Belgian-style Abbey Dubbel is an exceptionally complex beer with many interwoven flavors. This classic-style Abbey beer features an immense head with a fruity nose and a generous body. Malty in the middle, the beer features a clean, almondy dry finish and a slight alcohol warmth. More like a wine than a beer—it has a lot of the qualities of a fine Burgundy.
Beer writer Michael Jackson has praised the Flying Fish Dubbel as "a wonderful example of the style."
Malts: Two-Row Pale, Munich, Special B, Chocolate, Demerera Sugar
Hops: Styrian Golding
Yeast: Belgian Abbey Ale
Original Gravity: 16.8 Plato
Alcohol by volume: 7.2%
Formats: 12 oz. bottles,1/2 kegs, 1/6 kegs, cask-conditioned
Availability: Year round
Great with smoked foods, cheeses, richer foods, and sushi (the sweetness in the beers pairs incredibly with the bit of saltiness in seaweed), sausages. Also an excellent dessert beer—pairs well with pretty much everything.