Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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Reviews by beals:
3.43/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a chalice. Dense tan 1" head, very good lacing. After a few minutes, the head died away, leaving a thin coating of bubbles over a deep-red/brown hued ale. It's got a great subdued crimson color to it -- if it were a wood, it would be somewhere between cherry and oak.
It's got that alcoholic aroma of a dubbel, but something about the aroma seems a little off. Damn -- this is what I get for buying dusty bottles at Blanchard's (or any package store, for that matter). It almost smells lager-y, but I know this is an ale. Odd. I'll let it warm up and re-smell. (Update: upon warming up, off-smell lessens.)
Mouthfeel seems like it would be very smooth, but the high level of carbonation gives it a bit of a bite. Roused the beer to clear some C02, and it became much smoother.
Tastes far better than it smells, predominantly caramel but with a strong presence of fruity esters. Notes of berries and faint hops.
A good solid beer, but could be a much more drinkable one if the carbonation level were lowered.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2006 00:12:30 | More by beals
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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
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