Barley and Hops Clustered Spires Belgian Abbey Dubbel

Brewed by Barley and Hops Grill and Microbrewery
Frederick, Maryland USA
6.9% · Abbey Dubbel · 3 Ratings ·
Belgian monks have a long standing history of brewing beer in the abbeys where they live, study and worship. The beer they brew is to serve the community by preserving the year’s grain harvest. The Abbey Dubbel is a classic Belgian monastic style developed by Trappist monks such as those at Westmalle and Chimay. Our brewers decided to pay homage to the Trappist monks by offering their own version of the style, with all the reverence and patience monastic brewers exhibit, we present Clustered Spires Abbey Dubbel. This ale is a deep amber color with a rocky white head. It has a soft and clean malt character with subtle spiciness, with hints of cocoa and dried fruit like raisins and plums. It’s a malty beer but yet very dry and light on the palate. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we enjoyed brewing it.

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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