Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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4.9/5 rDev +28.9%
Dark brown, mahogany with a nice brown head and good carbonation. Raisiny aroma and smells like a liquor-based cake. Going with M.J. on this one: toasty grain, cherries, and chocolate with a hint of butterscotch. Medium-full bodied with a spicy finish.
By far, my favorite of the Dubbels I tasted during a taste test.
Label states "Belgian Special Dark Abbey Ale" & "Anno 1128"
(11.16 oz. / 330 ml)
(old - aged a few years)
08-25-2003 15:44:57 | More by RBorsato
4.85/5 rDev +27.6%
Tried this on tap at the Firkin in Libertyville IL.
Served in Grimbergen branded goblet. About two inch head on the beer. Dark ruby color (though it dark in the bar so I maybe off). Sticky lacing.
The smell was fruity as was the flavor. I was actually shocked on how fruity and sweet the beer was at first, but after a few sips it really proved to be an easy drinking brew. Overall I think that while it was sweet, it was balanced out well and never felt overpowering or heavy.
I do think I have found a new favorite dubbel.
03-01-2012 11:54:46 | More by scottwestphall
4.83/5 rDev +27.1%
This is a top notch beer, and my favorite 6-pack to bring home on a regular basis. It is thick but not overwhelming. It something you can enjoy on a regular basis without having to be in the mood for it.
It pours with a high viscosity and a nice light brown head. The color is dark with a hint of a redding hue. The smell reveals some malty sweetness.
On the palate, you get a a lot of deep rich malt notes that trend towards chocolate and perhaps a slight raisin note. The yeast flavors are evident, but not overwhelming. It has a thick mouthfeel with a lingering finish.
02-03-2011 01:30:05 | More by kickert
4.83/5 rDev +27.1%
Randomly tasted this beer a few months ago and immediately loved it. I have had it on several more occasions and love it even more.
Very flavorful, each time I drink it I feel like I can taste something else in there. Not too sweet though, just a hint of the flavor - raisens, chocolate... A dark Belgian Ale, it is actually somewhat light tasting (in a good way depending on your mood).
01-17-2009 12:08:25 | More by dgthompson
4.7/5 rDev +23.7%
Poured a very dark reddish brown into my Chimay chalice. Small pillowy head with very good retention. Lacing is also good. Aroma is very malty with dark fruit. Taste is also very malty and sweet... dark chocolate, raisins, toffee, and brown sugar. Very lightly hopped. Mouthfeel is velvety and creamy. Slightly less carbonated than a typical Belgian dubbel. Drinkability is outstanding.
I love this beer. Take it out of the fridge and let it sit for 20 minutes before drinking.
03-14-2008 18:00:08 | More by turdburglar
4.68/5 rDev +23.2%
This beer pours into a glass dark brown with a slight red haze to it, yielding one finger of foam. Smells of blackberry at the same time its dark and musty yet airy like an old castle.
Tastes of semi sweet black berry's turning toffieish with a hint of coffee then setting after taste of berry's once more.
it has a nice carbonation that doesnt sting but just tickles the tip and back of the tongue with a light to medium thickness.
drinkability is awesome I could drink this all night it does not fill you up but is so complex with flavor it is now one of my new favorites and this bottle is going on my wall of greatness.
12-04-2010 00:47:27 | More by JeffBob
Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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