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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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84
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84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-14-2003)
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Reviews by davidchollar:
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davidchollar

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a pretty clear red-brown. interesting color for a belgian dark, it could be mistaken for tea, until you notice the thick frothy beige head. or until you smell that big malty, sweet belgian beer smell. familiar roasty, bready smells, with just a faint hint of something i can't quite place. big and buttery, it reminds me of full-bodied red wine (perhaps it's the 10% abv?). smells strong.

wow, this does not taste like 10% abv. maybe a little too sweet for me, but certainly not bad. finish is pleasantly bitter. medium carbonation and body with an incredibly smooth and light feel. overall good purchase, great beer, i will get it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2006 15:49:50 | More by davidchollar
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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
84 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.