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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

Grimbergen Optimo BrunoGrimbergen Optimo Bruno

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BA SCORE
84
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79 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 18.92%


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 cypressbob:
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle

Pours with a dark brown body, tan head with good retention, some nice thick lacing on the glass on the way down

Smell, thick estery dried fruit, plums, raisins, dates, prunes. Some burnt brown sugar and molasses, little bit of malt in the background

Taste, thick heavy spiced malt, sweet and bitter dried fruit soaked in rum or some other heavy liquor. Slight sweetness, bready malt, little hop bitterness, slight warming alcohol but only slight

A tasty belgian ale, the 10% is very well hidden

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2006 01:40:14 | More by cypressbob
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 07:24:49 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-03-2014 18:48:25 | More by pensinck
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Netherlands

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-01-2014 18:48:32 | More by BJSmit
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Washington

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-11-2014 13:40:31 | More by frontalot
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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JavierGC

Spain

1/5  rDev -73%

11-11-2013 13:45:58 | More by JavierGC
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 14:28:59 | More by jonb5
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Romania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-04-2013 12:02:28 | More by dcmchew
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Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

10-28-2013 19:31:59 | More by Polasiuss
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Belgium

3/5  rDev -18.9%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Netherlands

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-18-2013 15:23:27 | More by corneliusfontaine
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Serbia

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California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Florida

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Greece

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
84 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.