Westmalle Trappist Dubbel

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel, originally uploaded by adambarhan.

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a big tan colored head.

S: The nose is good, but not over the top. Some dark fruits in the form of raisins, plums, and figs with plenty of sweet malt notes: molasses, caramel, and toffee.

T: A lot more intensity in the flavor. A great malt character that’s bready with balanced sweetness that provides some molasses, toffee, caramel. The fruits are over-ripe and sweet, mostly cherries, plums, and figs.

M: Medium in body with very ample to high carbonation.

D: Really a delicious and easy to drink beer. One of the better dubbels I’ve had.

Serving type: bottle

Trappistes Rochefort 6

Trappistes Rochefort 6, originally uploaded by adambarhan.

A: Pours a reddish rich mahogany (had to add the anchorman reference) with a large cream-colored head that’s got plenty of carbonation ridges.

S: Sweet, fruity esters lead into the dark fruits. Some spicy yeast. Quite creamy.

T: Some complex malts go with the dark fruits. Quite a bit of yeastiness as well.

M: Very creamy. Medium-bodied and with minimal carbonation. Slight alcohol hints after the swallow.

D: Quite a bit lighter than the 8 or the 10. Very good.