Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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Reviews by SleepyMonk:
3.33/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Chilled bottle poured into a chalice glass.
Dark colored body that reveals a very striking ruby red hue when held up to the light. Head is a solid 2 fingers with tight long lasting retention.
The aromatic profile is rather shallow with only mild elements of malt in combination with caramelized brown sugar present. The aroma is however rather fresh which is reassuring.
Like the nose the palate also favors the malt notes, however taste also introduces yeast flavors which are drawn in with mild dry fruits and nuts to build a fresh bread loaf profile.
Mouthfeel is rather smooth and fresh, whilst carbonation is kept to a fraction below the moderate level.
A good beer but a little lack-luster in terms of having dominant features for the nose and taste. I will most likely pick up another, from a different batch perhaps, some time in the future as a test.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2010 11:13:15 | More by SleepyMonk
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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 749 ratings.