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Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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very good

897 Ratings
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Ratings: 897
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website

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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3agle87, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

mbatley, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

250ml Bottle (Gift from France):
A very nice Belgian beer here that didn't pour great but started to pick up soon after that, it was malty and had some sweetness in there giving it a fairly basic but pleasant taste that was well balanced and went down quite easily. There was a touch of alcohol on the nose but this didn't seem to follow through to the taste in any significant way, a good beer and one I wouldn't be against trying again.

flyingpig, Oct 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Allegue04, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

qchic, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Hayley_86, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dominikthys, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

hurshybear, Sep 29, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +14.5%

A – Dark reddish brown colour with a finger of murky cream coloured head. The head dies to a thin cover and leaves very light lace down the side of my chalice.

S – Aromas of prune, raisins and plum. Good toffee sweetness and red grape wine aromas. There is a note of alcohol in the red grape wine smell but no hops to be smelt.

T – The flavour is very similar to the smell. Plenty of dark fruit with red wine alcohol, deep syrup/toffee sweetness with a slightly Smokey character and a light note of biscuit flavours.

MF – Very full in the mouth but with a slightly drying edge.

O – A cracking example of the style this beer has no flavour out of place. I have come across other that had more complex flavour but this beer gets by just fine doing what it does and doing it well.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MayonakaStout, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

brywhite, Sep 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

zweird, Sep 24, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -31.6%

killcore, Sep 24, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +7.4%

Bf_89, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ebrupessoa, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BeerBeast, Sep 19, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -23.7%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18B). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 23:30 <1>. AROMA: some ester aromas reminiscent of raisins and some dried cherries. spicy alcohols and a sweet and caramely background. some solventy alcohol notes are present. no hop aromas and no diacetyl. APPEARANCE: dark amber color with ruby tint. clear. average tanned moussy head with good retention. TASTE: low sweet malt flavour with a semi-sweet finish. low bitterness and no hop flavours. very faint to absent esters. PALATE: medium-low body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a poor representation of a Belgian ale with poor malt complexity.

titvs, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

One of the draft offerings at Craft Beer Market in Calgary.
Slightly hazy/murky, reddish port color with a tall, fluffy head that lasted the whole glass and left nice looking lace'
Smells of sweet caramel, dark fruit, maybe even some oak.
Taste has lots of the same caramel malt, raisin or plum, woody finish.
Definately more sweeter flavors than hops or bitterness.
Medium body, almost creamy, low carbonation, smooth finish.
Not the best dubbel, but certainly no complaints.

BigBry, Sep 19, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Loveyourbeer, Sep 13, 2014
Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
86 out of 100 based on 897 ratings.