Dark & Quadruple Beer
Belgian dark beers are nothing like the porters and stouts that most people are used to. While British style roasted-malt beers have a toasty, chocolate and coffee edge to them, Belgian darks are more likely to have deep, dark fruits and liquorice thanks to the sweet aromas of their special yeasts. They also use candy sugar to raise the ABV of the beer and bring out some sweetness. Bruin or dubbel beers are copper coloured and usually dominated by raisins, caramel, banana and soft fruity hop aromas. Quadruples are the strongest kind of Belgian beer, sometimes as high as 11% and are laced with dark fruits and burnt caramel aromas and flavours.