Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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Reviews by Auraan:
4.26/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured a deep reddish brown, with a slight ring of white head. When held to light it was a brilliant ruby red. Very beautiful to the eye. Scents of grape, slight hints of alcohol and dark fruit. A good nose, quite unique, and very fruity. I like it. Flavors of grape, prune, very slight hints of apple, blackberry and Belgian candy sugar sweetness. Very nice, sweet and complex with a good fruity character. As it warms more prune dominates the taste. It's quite nice, a bit sweet, but overall very good. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Somewhat standard for a dubbel, maybe a bit low on the carbonation front. Overall it's a very good dubbel, a nice surprise. The fruity flavors are pleasant and it was quite complex in many ways. Worth trying at the very least.
Serving type: on-tap
08-21-2013 01:37:43 | More by Auraan
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle poured into a goblet.
A: Clear, ruby-red; very pleasing to my eye. Decent head that dissipates pretty quickly.
S: Fruity, with a hint of caramel and a trace of sour. "Farmhouse Ale" was the first thing that came to mind.
T: Very easy to drink; plenty of raisins, dark cherries and a little bit of apple. Good balance of sweet and sour; really no hop bitterness to speak of. For some reason, it tasted like it had a higher ABV than it does.
M: Fairly thin, but not unpleasant. Not a lot of carbonation.
O: I'm fairly new to the style, but I liked this dubbel; it goes down very easily, and while it lacks a powerful character, it does make for a very pleasant experience. I'll definitely be buying more of this one.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 19:38:25 | More by OldeSchool
Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
85 out of 100 based on 814 ratings.