Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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Reviews by Finn:
4/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A deep ruby/brown beer with a modest opaque head on top. It smells of brandy, sherry, molasses and caramel. Dark fruits as well are present in the aroma-mellow but rich. A sip reveals sweet caramel malts, with a hint of that brandy/sherry like aroma coming through in the flavor. It has a pretty clean flavor for a dubbel, but with a tiny amount of sharp sourness, just a hint though. It balances out the sweetness of the malts nicely. It has a full, smooth body with moderate carbonation. Overall quite a pleasant beer, and a bit more straightforward than most dubbels I have tried. The alcohol is barely noticeable, which I consider a plus. Very nice, worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2011 01:18:19 | More by Finn
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2.38/5 rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
330ml bottle. Grimbergen Goblet glass. Deep ruby color, red lights. Tan, creamy foam remains as a thin layer on top. Toasted, sugary & red currant aromas with syrup hues. Sweet & sparkling upfront. Medium to light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Hints of grape, spicy & herbal bitterness. Bitter finish & sugary aftertaste. Artificial & cloying.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 17:54:06 | More by GONZALOYANNA
4.01/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had on tap at T.J. Finley's, Bay Shore NY. A good deep brown with head and lacing very ample. It has a wonderfully tart fruity sugar and spice smell, which carries through in the flavor. The brown sugar and raisin taste is balanced by the hops, which evenly accentuate the drinking experience without dominating. The feel is lighter than some others, but that only helps make this a highly drinkable beer. I've had Grimbergen in the bottle as well - either way, solidly recommendable.
Serving type: on-tap
02-05-2014 23:24:06 | More by angusdegraosta
Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
85 out of 100 based on 751 ratings.