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Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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very good

859 Ratings
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Ratings: 859
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 19
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Clear, ruby-red; very pleasing to my eye. Decent head that dissipates pretty quickly.

S: Fruity, with a hint of caramel and a trace of sour. "Farmhouse Ale" was the first thing that came to mind.

T: Very easy to drink; plenty of raisins, dark cherries and a little bit of apple. Good balance of sweet and sour; really no hop bitterness to speak of. For some reason, it tasted like it had a higher ABV than it does.

M: Fairly thin, but not unpleasant. Not a lot of carbonation.

O: I'm fairly new to the style, but I liked this dubbel; it goes down very easily, and while it lacks a powerful character, it does make for a very pleasant experience. I'll definitely be buying more of this one.

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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

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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!

Mdez, Jun 15, 2014
Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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