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Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

917 Ratings
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Ratings: 917
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBar
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO as a single. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a small brown head that dissipates to a film within a minute

S- Lots of figs and malt. Rather complex

T- Figs and malt. Has a nice blend of toffee and Tabaco overtones.

M- Nice and dry while being creamy.

O- A nice brew. Enjoyable to say the least. Will buy again.

Food Pairing

This nice little beer went well with.... BBQ Portobello mushrooms. No spices just the mushroom

Enjoy

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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2.64/5  rDev -30.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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4.55/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pint on tap at National Beer Hall in Calgary. A dark reddish brown with a single finger of light beige frothy head. Aroma is notably sweet and fruity, lots of grape, prune, apple, pear, and peach notes with faint cinnamon and brown sugar. Palate is similarly sweet, with the expected brown spice or cola-like elements ratcheted down in favor of fruit roll up and a caramel sweetness that becomes quite cloying as one proceeds through a full pint. Faintly sour at times but the overarching effect of caramel-drizzled fruitcake is difficult to ignore. Body on the thin side and the carbonation is higher than expected. Should be drier. I do not consider this to be a great dubbel. Some fruitiness is pleasant but should not be the dominant flavor in this style. Avoid in favor of more authentic examples, which are plenty easy to obtain.

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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.72/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Chocolate, raisin, toffee, caramel, and a nice touch of brandy as it warms.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
86 out of 100 based on 917 ratings.