Dubbel Merlau

ABBEY-STYLE DUBBEL CO-FERMENTED WITH MERLOT GRAPE JUICE, AGED IN RED WINE BARRELS

Blurring the line between brewing and winemaking, our
Co-Fermentation Project explores the enticing intersect of grapes and grain. Each release co-ferments a blend of traditionally-brewed wort and the juice of wine grapes, often followed by aging in oak wine barrels. The Project aspires to achieve a blend that surpasses the sum of its parts, surprising even the most discerning palates and expanding expectations of what beer can be.

Dubbel Merlau pours a deep ruby with sparkling clarity and a lively tan head. The aroma opens with caramel and black cherries, fortified by undertones of oak and tannic acidity. On the palate, a quick burst of malty goodness leads to assertive fruit flavors of blackberry, cherry and raspberry. The finish is long and luscious, leaving complex layers of drying tannins and malt sweetness.

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AVAILABILITY Limited release
FERMENTABLES Two-row, aromatic, aroma 150, 1886 Malthouse Caramel Steam malts Merlot grape juice
HOPS Topaz, Saaz
YEAST Ommegang house yeast
AGING NOTES Aged in oak red wine barrels
ABV 9.7%
IBU 25

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