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Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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Ratings: 929
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 77 | FT: 0
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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 CFHMagnet
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I started off with an easy pour and ended up ramping it up through moderate to aggressive. Got a half finger of sandy colored head. Body is a rich brown with orange accents. Head leaves a little bit on top with good lacing noted clinging to the sides.

Malt, apples and sour mixed berries right off the bat. Not getting the chocolate aroma noted on the bottle but there is sweet toffee in there.

The first flavors that this beer brings forth are fruity. Sour apple with hints of berry. Yeast is also strong in there, and a little toffee, but this is rather subdued. Mild hop bitterness in transition to the berry brandy finish. I am a fan of the Belgian Dubbel style, and comparing this to those I've had in the past, I find the flavor disappointing as it seems to lack the joie de vivre of Westmalle's or Chimay's dubbel.

I found it to be medium bodied. Carbonation is on par, and the doesn't coat the tongue very much. The mild hops near the end leave a bitter finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of stcules
2.54/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown color, with red edges. Beautiful foam hat, compact and creamy, cream colored.
Malty, sugary smell, red fruit, caramel, berry fruit. Not horrible, but definitely too sweet.
The taste is sugary and fruity too, berry fruit.
Too sweet and unbalanced, you can barely feel the maltiness under the sugar. Also quite flat.
Not interesting.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served unto a chalice.

Appearance: A dark amber, almost maroon. Head is a light tan about 1/10"

Smell: Very light maple, and slight hops.

Taste: Tastes like a "bock", slightly sweet but not like a soda sweet. It is more on the side where it makes it easy to drink.

Mouth: Medium to light carbonation. Even blend that just goes down that easy.

Overall: This is a pretty well put together beer. It is somewhat light for a full flavor beer but it is a beer which improves with the time you take to drink it. Hope you all enjoy and drink with pride.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

This Belgian pours red-brown--kind of raisin color with an off-white head that quickly diminishes to a thin skim. The aroma is quite malty, sweet raisin, caramel, and fig with fruity esters. The flavor is intensely malty, mainly raisin. The beer finishes dry and warm malts linger on the palate. The carbonation is medium-high and body medium-full. Overall a well-made flavorful beer, best after warming considerably, otherwise it is a bit one-dimensional a bit lacking.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
86 out of 100 based on 929 ratings.