Dubbel vs. Quadrupel - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Dubbel vs. Quadrupel

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-15-2008, 06:34 AM   #1
stormtracker
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Kansas City
Posts: 101
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



What are the differences between a quadrupel and a dubbel?

Boulevard Smokestack has a Quadrupel I would like to make something similiar.

Thank you



 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2008, 06:51 AM   #2
Iordz
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 955
Liked 6 Times on 3 Posts


The biggest difference is gravity. Check out the recipe database, I'm sure there's a good quad. Make sure to pitch plenty of yeast, if you don't you will end up with a very sweet beer and Belgian beers are all about dryness.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2008, 06:54 AM   #3
rabidgerbil
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
rabidgerbil's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Seattle, Washington
Posts: 1,025
Liked 39 Times on 39 Posts


Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I was under the impression that a dubbel and a trippel are recognized belgian styles, where as a quadruple is just american marketing BS.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigjohnmilford
+1 don't argue with a rabid gerbil

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2008, 06:59 AM   #4
Iordz
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 955
Liked 6 Times on 3 Posts


The BJCP catagory is actually "Belgian Dark Strong Ale." Rochefort 10, Westvleteren 12 and Chimay Grande Reserve are examples of beers that fall under this catagory and they are Abby ales. I think they use Quad to glorify the beer, make it seem extraordinary, marketing is important though.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2008, 07:25 AM   #5
stormtracker
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Kansas City
Posts: 101
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Iordz
The biggest difference is gravity. Check out the recipe database, I'm sure there's a good quad. Make sure to pitch plenty of yeast, if you don't you will end up with a very sweet beer and Belgian beers are all about dryness.
Thank you for your help in my posts Iordz

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2008, 04:02 PM   #6
count barleywine
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
New Jersey
Posts: 157
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Brewing Classic Styles has a nice looking Belgian Strong Dark Ale in it, try that out. Also, as a side note, the bar nextdoor to my place just got Leffe Bruin on tap. It is the only bar in NJ to have it(so they say). This is a great Belgian Dark ale that I fell in love with on draft in Amsterdam.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Musings Of A Recipe For A Quadrupel coryforsenate Recipes/Ingredients 1 08-11-2009 03:38 PM
Dubbel, Dubbel, Toil & Troubel cmdrico7812 Label Display & Discussion 3 04-22-2009 07:43 PM
Three Philosophers Quadrupel Yuri_Rage Commercial Brew Discussion 0 01-05-2009 01:39 AM
Quadrupel recipe korndog Recipes/Ingredients 12 01-27-2008 10:47 AM
Quadrupel recipe thebikingengineer Recipes/Ingredients 12 05-19-2007 12:13 AM


Forum Jump