Festival Belgian Dubbel ??

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gingerneil

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Looking for a warming winter brew to kick off when I've bottle up my MG Craft Rye this evening.
The Belgian Dubbel sounds very nice - but at 7%+ I wonder if its a little too pokey. Has anyone brewed this one (cant find a review here), and how did ti turn out ? I'm looking for something a little dark (but not stout) that will give some wintery spice without being too 'false'. I'm a fan of Leffe Dark - can I expect this to be similar ??
 

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How can you have a warming brew without a decent ABV? I'm not clear what you want. Have you thought of making a nice, hot mulled wine?
 

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I was thinking about something with a little winter spice to it - cloves, gingers etc. The Dubbel is describes as "rich, almost chocolatey fruitcake taste, with dark spicy autumn fruits"... but I always take descriptions with a little pinch of salt and was keen to hear what others had to say. 'Warming' doesn't have to mean high ABV.
The Festival Winter Spiced look nice too - at about 6%.
 

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I did the Dubbell kit in 2015 (31/10/15) to be precise.
followed the instructions although I did re-hydrate the yeast prior to pitching which is not in the instructions.
it had an OG of 1.056 and finished at 1.007 so 6.4%
It certainly was chocolatey, dark and spicey. definitely a good Christmas beer.
 

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