Ename Dubbel by Brouwerij Roman
Abbey ale, 6.6%
A traditional Abbey-style Dubbel that balances spicy and fruity notes against the taste of caramel, toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol and bitter hops. It’s quite simply a Belgian classic.
The live tasting of this beer was on 17th December 2020 #BeerBods
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Roman is the oldest family brewery in Belgium and is famed for its vast range of beers. Founded in 1545 they have been brewing non-stop for almost five centuries. The brewery is now headed up by the 14th generation of the Roman family and is probably most famed for their Ename range brewed using traditional abbey recipes.
The story of Ename Abbey is a sad one, but the legacy it left behind is still enjoyed by beer lovers across the globe to this very day.
In the tenth century, the River Scheldt served as the border between the French and German empires, with Ename as an important strategic location. In 1063 a Benedictine abbey was founded there, and the first brewing activities date back to this time. The abbey became the beating heart of Ename and there was much activity in and around it until the 18th century. Sadly, the abbey was closed and dismantled during the French revolution, and all that remains of it now are the ruins.
Fortunately, however, the beer did not disappear, the Roman family got their hands on the monk’s traditional recipes sometime during the 18th Century and have been brewing beers in the abbey’s honour ever since.
For tonight’s BeerBods Plus we have Dubbel. A traditional Abbey-style Dubbel that balances spicy and fruity notes against the taste of caramel, toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol and bitter hops. It’s quite simply a Belgian classic.