This medium-bodied, red to dark brown colored ale has a malty sweetness and chocolate-like caramel aroma. a light hop flavor and/or aroma is acceptable. dubbels are also characterized by low-medium to medium bitterness. no diacetyl is acceptable. yeastgenerated fruity esters (especially banana) are appropriate at low levels. head retention is dense and mousse-like. chill haze is acceptable at low serving temperatures. often bottle conditioned a slight yeast haze and flavor may be evident.
The number one reason is craft beer tastes better than the "beer water" that is mass produced and mass marketed by the big beer companies. Craft beer tastes better because craft brewers spend their time focusing the quality of their beer rather than focusing on their marketing campaigns and stock prices.
Oh yeah! Craft beers can pack a punch. Most craft beers range from 5-10% ABV, but some can reach 20%, 30%, and even 40% ABV.