As is pictured on the label Dulle Griet (Mad Meg) is the name of a wrought iron medieval super gun that was built in the first half of the 15th century and now proudly sits close to the Friday market square in the old town in Ghent.
The canon itself takes it's name from a figure of Flemish folklore (Dull Gret) a peasant woman who is depicted in the 1562 oil painting by Flemish renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
History over on with the beer, Dulle Griet pours a murky, deep, reddy brown, with a nice thick, creamy, tan coloured head that hangs around, slowly fading to a constant cm covering.
Gorgeous aroma that is packed to the rim with sweet caramel malts, dark raisins, toffee, roasted coffee and a slight spice note on the finish.
A cracking start for this Dubbel beer that packs a middle of the road punch with 6.5% ABV.......and I'm pleased to say it continues in the taste with an instant coffee / cocoa whack then dark fruits (raisins and prunes) along with bready malts and a slight nutty sweetness........a great beer no doubt.