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Grimbergen Blanche - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BA SCORE
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14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 67
Avg: 3.49
pDev: 32.66%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Belgium | website

Style | ABV
Witbier | 6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thierrynantes on 11-24-2007

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 67
Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
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3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Poured a hazy golden color w/frothy white head, but retention was short-lived.

S-Smooth and slightly sweet fruity/spicy bouquet. Bits of coriander, pear, orange and citrus.

T&M-Prickly carbonation w/smooth light body. Delicate fruit and spice w/wheat upfront. Light clove. Finish sticks and leaves aftertaste which is not altogether unpleasant. Carbonation carries through well and perks up other aspects of its character.

D-Sessionable and lively...excellent summer sipper. Not very distinguishable from other beers of this style.

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3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I just picked up a 6 pack of this beer in 25 cl bottles at the Auchan supermarket in Luxembourg.

The beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with a medium thickness white head, nice bubbles. The aroma is a bit of citrus and wheaty and yeast. The taste is more of the same. There is a nice refreshing taste to the beer, yeast and citrus. Not overly complex. The beer is easy drinking and not very filling.

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

Hazy yellow color with almost no head. Really spice heavy on the aroma. Lots of orange peel. Taste is also really orange forward but in a good way. Light body with a good amount of carbonation. Really good witbier overall.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

330ml bottle. Wine glass glass. Pale straw color, chill haze appearance. Brief crown, white in color. Fresh bread, herbal, citric, coriander, spiced, candy aromas with acidic & sugary notes. Crispy sweet maltiness at first with acidic sensation. Light body. High carbonation. Watery texture. Spiced palate & spicy touch. Sugary citric syrup in the middle linger into a sweet/sour finish. Slight fruity aftertaste. Refreshing & easy drinkable.

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3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew produces big bright white and rocky head. The body is hazy with a white/gold colored body. The foam sticks around quite well.

Aromas of coriander, clove and bubblegum, along with yeasty esters are what I detect.

There is an orangey taste, with a sugary finish like Topps bubblegum.

This feels very smooth, and has a slight oily finish.

This brew is very refreshing and makes for a great session beer. This is somewhat complex and keeps the mind pondered, but not distracting. Even the non-beer drinker (i.e. my wife) can even appreciate this one.

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Grimbergen Blanche from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
81 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.