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Grimbergen Blanche - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BA SCORE
82
good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website
Belgium

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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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 02:31:12 | More by TheBrewo
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Light orange, hazy.White foam, not too beautiful.
Very spicy smell, pepper, orange peel and coriander. Fresh and inviting.
Very spicy in the mouth too, slightly citric, again pepper and coriander.
Maybe a bit too spicy.
In the aftrtaste, again. Some wheat, upon a light body.
After all, not bad.

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Grimbergen Blanche from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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