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Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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very good

910 Ratings
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Ratings: 910
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
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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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Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
86 out of 100 based on 910 ratings.