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Grimbergen Blanche - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thierrynantes on 11-24-2007)
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Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

BoitSansSoif, Aug 24, 2009
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Beer21, Aug 27, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -9.1%

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.

ggaughan, Feb 09, 2008
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CurtisD, Jun 03, 2013
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%

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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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

nmoeschler, Aug 20, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -2%

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.

TheSarge, Jul 15, 2008
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We pour a brew of pale lemon yellow. It holds a foamy white head of one and a half fingers. This leaves thick lacing as it disappears, at a slower rate. There is a definite haze to the beer, but no particulates are noted. Carbonation looks to be medium. Amidst the malts the aroma is rich with herbal spice and thick clovey phenols that sting the nose. This spice is of cinnamon and warming smells of winter, reminiscent of a sweet potpourri. There is a hint of biting, chalky yeast, and some bittering of orange peel. As we sip the mouth is met with wet malts and an initial sugary sweetness. To the latter is lent light and fruity esters and sweetened citrus. The middle is highlighted by clovey phenols and a peppery spiciness. The citrus here moves more to rind, which bitters the flavoring. This lasts through the end, which is otherwise a mash of sweaty malts. The aftertaste breathes with sour grain and more dry phenols. The body is on the lighter side and the carbonation is as well. The feel to each sip is soft, almost like a whipped yogurt, which is light and airy. It does this without approaching wateriness. The mouth is neither dried nor coated. The abv is within range and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we found most enjoyable about this brew was the nose. Here we were able to detect an array of spice, which had a nicely accompanying sweetness to add complexity to the mix. The taste was a bit of a letdown after the bright aromas, but the final product is an enjoyable brew for the style.

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Grimbergen Blanche from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
81 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.