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Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

815 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 815
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2001)
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-21-2014 19:53:33 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(best by Jul 2015 - poured into a balloon)

A: absolutely clear-filtered, striking ruby-hued liquid with a tinge of vinous purple... rocky, sudsy, tan foam with a smattered texture and contour... decent bit of lace, would have expected more

S: dark, rich fruits - vinous, cherry... touch of baking spice - allspice, nutmeg... tonic, cordial-esque, inviting

T: dark candi sugars, plum, maybe raisin... lovely backing of dark caramel malts - just malty all around, but compact and clean... caramel slowly emerges in the aftertaste, a tiny bit of a medicinal, cough syrup

M: very clean, lightly slick and silky, nearly crisp... rubbery edges to it, but it feels like a satisfyingly robust brew even at 6.5% - only a little sense of the alcohol on the edges... purely invigorating and moreish to drink... wonderfully level and dry

O: strange and somewhat delicious, industrial abbey ale... feel like it's sacrilege, this being filtered, but it makes for a clean, refreshing drink - compared to the lot of bottle-conditioned dubbels, the flavors here are bright and explosive

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 21:37:41 | More by Bouleboubier
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Pens1967

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-19-2014 03:36:38 | More by Pens1967
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yesno1011

Taiwan

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

06-17-2014 13:49:44 | More by yesno1011
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-15-2014 18:45:20 | More by Sam-VW
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Mdez

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this at a tavern while on vacation in Greece recently. I remembered that I thought it was fantastic, but that might have been because I had been forced to drink many truly pedestrian pilsners and lagers on the trip; it seems that at least 95% of establishments there only have Amstel, Heineken and a few other local beers; almost nobody makes an effort to get good beers into the country. This looked, smelled, tasted and felt great and yet somewhat lighter that I would have thought. Still, I was so thankful when I stumbled upon the bar that had it and a few other imports (Blue Moons as well) on tap. A nice drink!

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2014 13:59:58 | More by Mdez
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sephyrott

Spain

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-11-2014 11:22:08 | More by sephyrott
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-07-2014 21:01:36 | More by ZEB89
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Kaizoku

Sweden

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-07-2014 10:39:25 | More by Kaizoku
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bf7

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-04-2014 02:24:08 | More by bf7
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Roser

Virginia

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

A- clear chocolaty brown with a slight amber tint. Nice big tan foamy head that dissipates slowly. Excellent lacing.

S- biscuity, clean, spicy. Very up front Belgian yeast.

T- a good bit going on in here. Nice complexities. Caramel, malt, and some sour (fruit) notes on the end. What hits me up front, oddly, is what seems like a cola taste. Interesting.

M- silky, smooth, and very creamy from the first sip all the way through to the end. Light to medium. Lightly carbonated. Outstanding!

O- very good. Excellent example of a quality Belgian Dubbel that's reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend and purchase again.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 23:06:00 | More by Roser
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EdLerner

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-01-2014 02:31:45 | More by EdLerner
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-31-2014 21:51:38 | More by edhizdeid
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Carb-Overlord

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-31-2014 03:06:57 | More by Carb-Overlord
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Me2

Belgium

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-30-2014 17:32:55 | More by Me2
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-28-2014 00:43:34 | More by Latarnik
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Intrinsic

Germany

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark red colour with a very creamy looking head - which unfortunately disappears rather quickly. Smells like cherries, licorise and malt - very nice. Even while only 6.5%, it has a strong taste of alcohol. The malts are very well balanced by the hop bitterness - just enough to make it neither too sweet nor too bitter. Warm caramel flavours mingle with the malts. It has a very smooth mouthfeel, not at all dry. Just a hint more carbonation would do some good. Overall this beer is definitely worth a try and I'll be buying it again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 15:56:41 | More by Intrinsic
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timmy2b

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-20-2014 00:40:55 | More by timmy2b
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-13-2014 14:33:07 | More by aztraz
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VbolieuV

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-12-2014 20:02:49 | More by VbolieuV
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-11-2014 00:51:42 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-06-2014 23:49:33 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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LarryV

Massachusetts

2.64/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Paid almost $15 for a six pack, that's the last time I buy it. pours with a lacy tan head and looks nice in the glass giving off a glowing mahogany color. Taste is too sweet for my liking and has an overwhelming note of sour apples. I've had much better Dubbels in the past, this one just doesn't live up to expectations. It was a chore to polish off all six bottles since I didn't find it very enjoyable at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 22:52:01 | More by LarryV
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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-04-2014 19:53:50 | More by jhlosito75
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pathead

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-27-2014 21:38:35 | More by pathead
Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
86 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.