The strong brown dubbel, a beer style that originated in abbey breweries, has evolved into a generic term. Call ‘Dubbel!’ across a café counter and, without exception, you will be served a quite strong, brown beer in which the malt flavours quickly gain the upper hand.
The Petrus Dubbel fits this description to a tee. It is a member of the Petrus Tradition family that is completed by the Blond and Tripel.
This full-malted beer is brewed with six different speciality malts. The roasted malts account for the dark brown colour and determine the aroma and the taste of this dubbel.
Some of these beers have been cut or blended and all of them have matured in big oak casks called foeders.
Petrus Dubbel is brewed with water, a house yeast, six speciality malts including roasted and toasted malts, and hops.
Colour & Transparency
This brown beer shows up clear in the glass below a creamy head of froth.
6-8°C / 42-47°F
The Petrus beers are served in an elegant, tulip-shaped branded glass on a tall stem that does full justice to the beer’s aromas.
Character, Tastes & Aromas
This beer contains six different speciality malts that give it a fully malted and perfectly balanced taste.
The bitterness from the malt is largely responsible for its aroma and taste.
This quite strong brown beer makes a perfect pairing with, and in the preparation of, a pork stew like the Belgian varkenskarbonade, rabbit with prunes, and game dishes.
It is also delicious in combination with dark chocolate, abbey cheeses and goat’s cheeses.
Keeping and Storage
The bottled beer can be stored for up to 24 months. Kegs will keep for 6 months.
Store in a dark and cool environment. As with the other beers in the Petrus Tradition range this beer leaves the brewery in its prime so drink it young.
Bottle ✔ On Tap ✔
Available in 24cl and 33cl bottles and in 30l kegs.
Brouwerij De Brabandere has been brewing for generations and like many Belgian breweries have established successful distribution and export channels ensuring this beer can be enjoyed far and wide.
Try specialised off-licenses, online beer shops and the beer focused bars in your neighbourhood.
Other Brouwerij De Brabandere Beers
You must be logged in to leave a comment
At the BeerLovers’ Café just behind Liège’s City Hall we get together to taste the limited edition Chimay Grande Réserve Fermentée en Barriques 2018, a Trappist beer aged in whisky barrels. T... [ more ]
LIESHOUT/STEENHUFFEL - Since 2016 the Palm, De Hoorn and Rodenbach breweries have been owned by Bavaria, a Dutch-based brewer. Two years after the takeover, Bavaria has been re-named Swinkels Family ... [ more ]
BRUSSELS - To be authentic is not a competition and neither is it a fashionable attitude. You either are an authentic brewer or you are not. You are driven, you make great beers that have a soul, you have a good story to... [ more ]
LEUVEN - 12,500 fans made their way to Leuven for what was already the 15th edition of the Zythos beer festival. Many fans travelled a long way to get to Belgium. They flocked here from many European ... [ more ]
MARCHE-EN-FAMENNE - “Their cuisine is on a par with that of the French and the portions are generous...” When people discuss the Belgian art of living, it won’t be long before the term ‘Burgundian’ ... [ more ]
Kwaremont is served in a specially designed glass unique to this beer. Take a closer look to discover the picture of a bike rider on the stem and notice the legendary cobblestones ... [ more ]
Beer Tourism Newsletter Signup
Enter your name and email address on the right and click "SignUp" to join.