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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BA SCORE
84
good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 90
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 18.65%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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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3/5  rDev -18.9%

SVD, Wednesday at 05:58 PM
Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 10:43 <2>. AROMA: sweet malty profile with caramel notes. alcohol notes with a bit of solventy character. some esters but faint. APPEARANCE: deep amber color with ruby highlights. translucent. large tanned head with good retention. alcohol derived viscosity with lacing. TASTE: sweet malty profile with some esters reminiscent of dried grapes. strong alcohol presence almost solventy. some caramel notes. low bitterness and a semi-dry finish. no hop flavours. PALATE: medium body with high carbonation. some alcohol warmth noticeable. OVERALL: a belgian strong ale that lacks complexity.

titvs, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Pocull, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

mattfancett, Aug 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

DannyBaldoni, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

bird_soul, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Wessel, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

sephyrott, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Socialiste, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

rredshift, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

BartMcStout, May 05, 2014
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
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.

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

pensinck, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

BJSmit, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

frontalot, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

byronic, Dec 10, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73%

JavierGC, Nov 11, 2013
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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.

jonb5, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

dcmchew, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Polasiuss, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Sspeer1, Oct 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Anatole, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jeiiVP, Sep 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

pkenkman, Aug 20, 2013
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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
84 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.