This year’s release continues in the spirit of Jean Pierre-Dufour’s passion for the diversity of Belgian beer styles. We have gone to the dark side in pursuit of different flavour experience.
The beer is based on the Dubbel style, like a true Belgian there are many variations on the style as we have added a hint of star anise to the brew. A purist may consider our style to be a Belgian Strong dark ale.
The aroma brings forth hints of cloves, anise and some delicate fruitiness.
The taste reveals sweet complex hints of cloves, anise and some ester fruitiness. The impression is a full on flavour-some beer! As the carbonation softens, the mouth feel becomes more creamy.
This should be a great beer to watch evolve over time. Our experience with the Belgian yeast in the first JP (2007) has shown that there were even more amazing complexities that developed with new flavours emerging. With this yeast it will be, no doubt, a great beer to watch evolve over time.
We urge you to try and cellar some!
Serve at 8 - 10°C
Brewer: Emerson’s Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Alcohol Content: 8%