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Old 08-29-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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The 2 or 3 Dubbels I have had commercially, all had the raisinny deliciousness of some crystal or other 120ish malt.

Many recipes do NOT have anything over 30L or so.

Is Dubbel just a vague descriptor for a strong beer?

Why do recipes vary so much?



 
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
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The Dark Malt in Dubbels is from Munich and "special B" not from C-120 which is a Carmel malt.



 
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:30 PM   #3
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Dubbel = Double = generic term for roughly double the ABV of a typical Begian recipe.

Trippel = Triple = generic term for roughly triple the ABV of a typical Begian recipe.

You can even make Quads if you like the taste of gasoline.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:32 PM   #4
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the raisiny taste comes from special B and most accurate recipes should use belgian malts not crystal. I've had quite a few quads that tasted nothing like gasoline.

 
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:40 PM   #5
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Some recipes use lighter malts and dark candi. You can get that raisin flavor from that too
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:42 PM   #6
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I've had quite a few quads that tasted nothing like gasoline.
An exageration, I know. Just not my favorite style
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:50 PM   #7
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OOPS, lol, mine will have crystal 120.

Never been one to worry about authenticity too much. So special B and dark candy sugar have raisiny effects. Thanks!

Maybe I was wrong about the lovibond of special B, it must be 120ish to get that flavor.

 
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:05 PM   #8
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You can even make Quads if you like the taste of gasoline.
Mmmmmm Gasoline..!

 
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:12 PM   #9
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Had a stout that tasted like rocket feul at first sip.

Turned out it just wasn't the smooth roasty stout I had envisioned, but rather the MOST strongly hopped stout (short of Double Arrogant Bastard) that I have ever tasted.

Just an unexpected flavor can taste like rocket fuel without fusels.

 
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:35 PM   #10
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Nothing wrong with using C120 if you want. I think dark candi/candy syrup will best get you those dark fruit flavors. That is often used in dubbels for color, mouthfeel and flavor.



 
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