Brune – Dageraad Brewing (Burnaby, BC, Canada)

Brune (Belgian-style dubbel brewed with figs) – Dageraad Brewing Inc., 7.5% ABV, 650ml., (Burnaby, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)

printed on the front-left label:

“Combining the mission figs once grown by Franciscan monks on this continent with the yeast used by trappist monks in Europe, Dageraad Brune is our take on a classic Belgian abbey dubbel.

Dageraad Brune is refermented in the bottle, so pour with care to leave the yeast sediment in the bottle”

Ingredients: Malted barley, wheat, sugar, mission figs, hops, yeast, water.


  • Style: (flavoured – mission figs) Abbey Dubbel
  • Taste: Dense weighty sweet dried fig barley malt soft clove lingering malts
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores (?)
  • How much: ~$7 CAD – 650ml., sometime in 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not really

Visual: Pours opaque dark brown without much of a head, a spotty layer of retention with a ring, many singular steady micro streams.

Nose: molasses, brown sugar malted barley, clove (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: thicker viscosity, incoming dense malts

Mid-palate: alcohol forward, (lvl-7-sweetness), dried fig, weighty candied barley malt,

Finish: clove wheat malt exhale, residual malty sweetness.

Summary: A decent take on a Belgian dubbel, but missing the full, round mouthfeel and sustained body that the Belgians do so well. I’m liking the clove in the finish, and it certainly isn’t as heavy as the Sri Lanka [C+] that I had of theirs.