St Feuillien must be one of the most authentic Abbey Beers, as the brewery is situated only a few hundred metres away from the site of the original abbey.
Every Belgian beer lover can list the seven Trappist breweries, but few know that there are a couple of others, too. Amongst them is Benno from Austria.
Most people assume La Trappe Trappist beers are Belgian. In fact, the beers - including the dubbel here - are brewed at the monastery in the Netherlands.
Corsendonk Pater is actually a dubbel, although it is sold in America as Abbey brown ale. It has a nice fresh bread & fruit smell with a little bit of grain
Two facts: Chimay blue is one of my favourite beers - and a dubbel is not what I would grab first from the shelf. So, where do I stand with the Chimay red?
Achel is the smallest of the famous Belgian Trappist breweries, producing circa 4500 hl per year. Beer production here owes it's origins to King Leopold I.
The day after renewing my acquaintance with Grimbergen dubbel I happened across something special with the name of Klobuk, an inspiring Polish brown beer.
Back in March I featured Westmalle Tripel; up until now the beer I would take to my desert island if I had to choose. But what about the Westmalle Dubbel?
Today's beer isn't a Westvleteren, the only ones I could find were 20 Euros! I've allowed history to guide me a few miles down the road to the Watou village