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Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BA SCORE
85
very good

813 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 813
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2001)
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SleepyMonk

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3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
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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Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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