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Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

912 Ratings
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Ratings: 912
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2001)
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Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
86 out of 100 based on 912 ratings.