Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Homebrew Debut: Domestic Monk Dubbel

Making beer is an ancient and time-honored art; beer provides sustenance for the fast and pleasure for the palette. Me and the Homebrews is a chronicle of a bunch of guys following in the footsteps of the great Abbey Monks and their brews. In their honor, we domestic monks chose a Belgian style Dubbel Ale; this potent brew weighs in at 8% ABV.


We finally got to taste our homebrew. It was awesome!

The Domestic Monk Dubbel had a final ABV of 7.2% which is a few points shy of the target 8% ABV. The beer is a beautiful light brown, albeit cloudy due to a lack of siphoning to a secondary fermentation carboy.

The taste is a faintly sweet malt with a bitter hoppy finish on the palette. Good aroma and nose. Decent legs althought the body was thinner than expected. The Homebrews speculate the thinner body could be ameliorated by improved aeration of the wort using a diffusion stone.

Being an Ale, the flavors were noticably improved when the beer was allowed to warm in the glass. I'll post pictures when I get a chance.

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