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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BA SCORE
84
good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-14-2003)
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Reviews by Radome:
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Radome

California

3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served from a 33 cl bottle bought in Spain.

A - Perfectly clear. Deep amber/medium brown but with red highlights and lets lots of light through. Off-white head started out about 1 cm thick, then faded to a thin layer with thick ring at the edge and lots of lacing. Very pretty beer.

S - Aromas are very muted and hard to pick out. Just a little wet malt, a little brown sugar, a faint grassy note that could be hops, and a hint of vinegar that always jumps out at me in Oud Bruin ales. That vinegar note seems to indicate some aging, maybe in wood. Nothing smells bad or off, it just doesn't have enough good aroma to be rated higher.

T - Again I get some hints of an Oud Bruin, but without any depth or complexity. There is very little malt. No hops flavor. There is a lot of caramel/brown sugar flavor, followed by a slight vinegar tang. A hint of alcohol in the moderately sweet finish. No overt oak or wood flavor to go with the "aged" impression.

M - Medium mouthfeel--seems appropriate. Some hops bitterness and a bit of alcohol burn. Light carbonation.

O - A beautiful looking beer that disappoints on the nose and tongue. Some nice flavor hints, but lacking in malt background and depth.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 21:57:08 | More by Radome
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3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Grimbergen Chalice glass. Copper brown color, veiled appearance. Close crown, light beige in color, shows fairly good retention & leaves a lasting thin layer on top. Aroma profile includes caramel malts & berries, herbal & citric notes, hints of chocolate & sugar alcohol. Toasted malty & sugary upfront with light tartiness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Silky palate. Hints of sirup, candies & fruits - strawberries & currants-. Tartar touch & warming alcohol & spices linger into a long sweet finish. Slight fruity aftertaste.

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330ml bottle, poured into Kasteel Chalice. A: Dark mahogany, thick looking, one finger head, decent retention, lots of lacing. S: Lots of cranberry, molasses. T: Cranberry, brown sugar, hints of cocoa like bitterness towards the end. M: Surprisingly light, smooth, moderate carbonation. O: Gets points for the crisp body and well hidden booze, but lacked depth of other Quads.

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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
84 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.