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Grimbergen Dubbel - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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917 Ratings
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Ratings: 917
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 67 | 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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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.

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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
86 out of 100 based on 917 ratings.