BreweryNewsThe Brewer’s Series: Belgian Dubbel

November 7, 2021by Fenelonbrewco

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Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. is releasing The Belgian Traditionals, a set of four (4) new beers from the Brewer’s Series. The Belgian Traditionals are a line of traditional and historical Belgian-inspired beers. The third beer from the series is the Belgian Dubbel.

The Belgian Dubbel is similar to other Belgian strong beers as the exact origins remain unknown, however, they came from Western European monasteries in the medieval ages. This monastic style beer is mixed with pilsner malt, caramelized malts, and sugar additions such as dark candi sugars, honey, and maple. It has a stronger, drier flavour that it gets through a mix of multiple step mashes, longer boils, and extract additions mixed with the malts. 

This beer is rich with a thicker body, moderate carbonations, and a sweet finish with alcoholic warmth. Its dry body is filled with rich complexities of raisin, dried fruit, and dark caramel, and it has flavours of dried fruit, figs, plums, maple syrup, honey, and deep Maillard sugars. This beer pairs well with rich desserts, various breads, crackers mixed with monastic soft cheeses and jams, and any vegetable one might find on a charcuterie board.

The Belgian Traditionals consist of four (4) beer releases and will be released in 500-mL Bottles available exclusively from the brewery’s retail Bottleshop.

About the Belgian Traditionals: 

The first time around, with the original Brewers Series, we developed beers based around using lager strains, all of which introduced brand new or lesser-known historical styles. This new series will focus on the latter, with our take on traditional and historical Belgian beers. Belgian beers have stronger, spicier, or more effervescent notes; this is all due to the uniquely cultivated yeast strains from the area. Over time, these strains were experimented with, eventually creating dryer, (generally) stronger styles.

About the Brewer’s Series: 

Fenelon Falls Brewing Company is introducing new sets of beers under the label “The Brewer’s Series.” It is meant to create something new, or more often, forgotten. To experiment with audacity, invigorating for an audience eager to try the new and what’s new again. A chance to stand out, or bring in what’s unfamiliar. Connecting to the past of brewing, forging new pathways for the future. New ingredients, known styles re-imagined, or beers you may not commonly find amidst the growing brands in the local store are among the possibilities.