Grimbergen Double-Ambree | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Belgium
maes.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark coloured ale with the bittersweet flavours of caramel and dried plums, made from double-fermented hops and malts.

Added by Jerseyislandbeer on 05-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
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6
Gots:
47
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Photo of I3eer
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SpaethJam
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wattoclone
4.89/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My first experience with Grimbergen was on draft at Arielle's Country Inn in Sellersville PA. It was listed on menu as "Dubbel". Although there are two listings at Beer Advocate as well as other websites for "Dubbel" and "Double-Ambree" or "Cuvee Ambree", this tasted identical to the draft so I suspect there is only one dubbel produced by the brewery. Nonetheless, it is an outstanding Belgian dubbel with perfect balance of flavors from the hops malt and yeast. If you like caramel forward beers like I do, this one is for you. Not overly sweet or bitterness from hops or roasted malt, but an overall balanced flavor with a dark fruit finish.

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Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mishi_d
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djura
2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Found it here in Serbia, bottle 0,33 l

A - Ruby dark with one finger brown foam. Medium carbonation.
S - Dark fruits, caramalt.
T/M - Carbonated, malty, sweet, low bitterness.

O - Average.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours light brown with an off-white head of somewhat little retention. The smells is spicy, vinous and intense. On the other hand, the flavors (while matching the nose in their nature) are very mild. This is a much more vinous Dubbel than I'm used to (I like it I must confess). Medium body.

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Photo of AleSan
2.65/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MinerBob
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice looking beer. The deep amber color with a slightly tan head looks inviting. A nice smell with a hint of grape. The flavor is nice sweet and smooth. Not overly carbonated with a great swallow. Would definitely drink again.

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3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KellyGaudreau
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xaldos
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSGCujo
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The reds are brown and the browns are dark brown in this dubbel. Small 1/3" head, off white. Aroma was a mixture of sweet red, syrupy honey.

Taste was so many different things, it had the banana yeast spice rack thing going for it, but it also was offset by a wave of toffee and caramel. Hops and bitterness held to a bare minimum. Despite its hearty color the body and mouthfeel come in on the thinner side, thereby allowing a solid amount of alcohol heat to be noticeable.

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Photo of JamesGrove
4.65/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OlaB
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: gives a deep dark copper color, a small top of head that disolves rapidly leaving just some white islands in the glass.some lacing on the glass.

S: caramel, malt,toffee,candied sugar, dark dried fruits like raisins and plum.

T&F: much like the nose in the flavour. Dark and dried fruits in the start with caramel malts in the background, in the middle it tend to get more sugary flavour and it finishes of with bitterness, a decent sweet aftertaste the minus is I think the flavours tend to get a little watery in the middle and the finish.else the beer is fairly decent balanced

O: a decent and easy drinking dubble, but compared to a lot of others a little bit anonymous in the flavours. Even I probably would not turn this down if I get the chance again

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Photo of jcole524
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ehmdubya
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Houborg1
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Grimbergen Double-Ambree from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
3.68 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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