Yesterday my boss Rob and I bottled up our 10 gallons of Belgian Dubbel. Final gravity came out to 1.018. Doing the math we have 1.086-1.018=.068 x 105= 7.14 x 1.25= 8.9% alcohol by volume. 8.9%!!! That’s the highest alcohol by volume for any beer I’ve done, not counting my mead.
Tasting it I knew we had a winner. It had a complex malt body with the roasted malts being predominant. The hints of orange bitterness and the licorice came through as well. Wonderfully complex, this one will be great once it matures.