From Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Krampus Belgian Dubbel”. The beer pours a brownish orange with a tan head. The aroma consists of dark fruits, stone fruits, caramel and toffee. The flavour is of dark fruit, stone fruit, candied sugar, toffee, caramel, resin, bitterness and some alcohol. The alcohol content comes in at 8.5% with an IBU of 30. The Dubbel style resonates with me and I personally think that Strange Fellows have a hit on their hands here.
Commercial Description: Krampus has a dark side and preys on the naughty, while you are making merry there may be something lurking in the streets. Contrary to his personality the Krampus Belgian Dubbel is double brewed with Belgian candy sugar and Belgian dark malts and rich with the flavour of dried stone fruits and subtle toffy notes. This deceptively alcoholic beer has a long warming affect on the constitution to help ignite the dark stranger inside each of us. Merry Krampusnacht!
Food Pairing as per brewery: Flavoured sausages, meat stews, gouda cheese and anything chocolate