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Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

931 Ratings
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Ratings: 931
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 78 | 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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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

Photo of CraigInDenver
4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of etreesh
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meganelizabeth86
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Fr0stb1te
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Vitellus
2.64/5  rDev -30.5%

Photo of wattersmike90
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
86 out of 100 based on 931 ratings.