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Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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Grimbergen DubbelGrimbergen Dubbel

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very good

918 Ratings
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Ratings: 918
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2001

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Served in a Grimbergen chalice at The Firkin.

I vaguely remember trying this well over a year ago, back in my NoVa days, but not enough to sate my curious brain. Better to have it possibly again, I always say. It pours a clear sunset russet topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, brown sugar, light molasses, sweet figs, and maple syrup. The taste brings in more of the same, keeping that sweet-leaning course very tightly. Kind of odd that I don't get too much of the usual Belgian-ness on the tongue, but this lack doesn't hurt things very much at all. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly grainy feel. Overall, a very nice dubbel, one of the sweeter ones I've ever had, but a generally enjoyable drink.

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Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
86 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.