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Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

937 Ratings
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Ratings: 937
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 21
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 937 | Reviews: 495
Photo of interzen
4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a chalice

Look: Deep, coppery red with a fingers-width of off-white head - decent retention, with head diminishing to a foam cap with a fair amount of lacing left behind.

Smell: Fairly typical for a dubbel - plenty of roasted malts, dark fruit and Christmas spices (think cloves, ginger, hint of pepper). Yeast-related smells are surprisingly absent.

Taste: Pretty much follows the smell - plenty of malt, spice and fruit with a wonderfully complex, fruity aftertaste. Bit of dark sugar and molasses thrown in to the mix too - it's surprisingly sweet with a hint of alcohol.

Feel: Medium feel, helped to a certain degree by the sweetness. Moderate amount of carbonation to keep things interesting.

Overall: As dubbels go, this isn't at all bad - it's unlikely to be a revelatory life-changer but that doesn't mean it's not worthy of attention. Insofar as dubbels and their ilk can be considered 'easy' drinking, this one is - definitely a good entry point to the style. A good, solid beer.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kmbeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BatManuel
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeepBrew
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into goblet

A: Mahogany with medium off white foam, low retention and leaves behind little lacing.

S: Rich malt, dark fruit and spice smell

T: Taste faithfully follows the smell, leaving behind a great aftertaste of complex dark fruit mix.

M: Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

O: Very solid dubbel, great drink overall.

Photo of maslow
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight hint of yeast in both smell and taste but rounded and moreish

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

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of faubs
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It is worth a second try.

Photo of sunofneurot
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of justingpyle
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep ruby, thin light tan head, OK lacing.

Aroma/Flavor: Lots of dark fruit and bready character. I get some seriously distinct blueberry cheesecake aroma and I really dig it. Hints of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, refreshing, light carbonation.

Photo of BCborn
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a pretty nice dubbel that I had on tap. It looks very nice and undeniably Belgian. The nose is very yeasty with some doughy alcohol and spices. The flavor is a bit thin and very sweet. It is light-medium bodied with a lingering sweetness. Fairly drinkable though I feel like it could be more substantive, less sweet, and a little heftier. Didn't change my life, worth a shot if you've never had it and like Belgians.

Photo of neruda11
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MooseBoose
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBar
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
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

Photo of mrn1ceguy
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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Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
86 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.