Grimbergen Dubbel | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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3.81/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Belgium
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Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,266
Reviews:
515
Ratings:
1,092
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
182
Trade:
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Photo of Sarah_Bearah
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A true romantic would never pass on dessert or a nightcap, and this heady beer is both in one. Smooth dark chocolate greets you, dripping from notes of bright red fruit and candied morsels. The whole affair is laced with a distinct creamy texture from the fine carbonation that lends itself to a satisfying evening indeed.

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Photo of opieo
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like this brew more than most it seems. It is a malty, sweet, toffee and slightly metallic from hoppy bitterness on the finish. I find it is at its best when it warms up to just under room temperature. Then it smooths out and loses the bitterness. Do not drink cold.

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Photo of Martin194
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Clear mahogany-red with a "solid" off-white head.

Smell: Sweet malts, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits, maybe a bit of chocolate. Sort of a metallic hint.

Taste: Nice and sweet in the mouth, the dark fruits and malts come out nicely. The aftertaste wasn't quite as good; it goes from sweet to bitter, more of a roasty, coffee-esque flavor.

Feel: Medium body, low carbonation. A bit watery. Leaves a dry mouthfeel.

Overall: I don't think 3.5 is quite high enough for this, but 3.75 is just a bit too high. I'd give this beer about a 3.6. It leaves just a little to be desired, but it's a fine brew, worth trying out.

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Photo of HeWhoHasBeer
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, deep, dark mahogany coloration with an amber tint and a large, creamy head. Smells of bready, caramel malt, brown sugar and dark fruits: fig, raisins. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by sweet, caramel malt, brown sugar, molasses and dark fruits: fig raisins, with just a hint of toffee, chocolate and estery spice. There's also quite a strong mineral, almost metallic note to this. Finishes quite sweet, with some brown sugar and molasses lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a light/medium body and medium carbonation. This is a decent enough Dubbel with a good balance, but slightly suffers from a somewhat light/watery body/mouthfeel and a just a little too pronounced mineral/metallic note.

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Photo of isaac_barrow
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of elnachooo
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cerveza con cuerpo medio y alta carbonatación. En su aroma se destacan la malta y los frutos rojos. Al paladar es una cerveza dulce con una pequeña pizca de amargor.

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Photo of eluvah
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jleford
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good around dubble

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Photo of jhodgert
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Catalinmunteanu
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ZinFanDave
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

At Bier Markt Montreal a must.
A) Brown, mahogany body with moderate head that laces and lasts.
S) Earthy, musty, with caramel, and fall grain fields, malt.
T Follows the smell, with an fall orchard, rich earth notes, and some metal.
F) Sweet, but not cloying, does not clean up as much as I would like in the finale.
O) Original, earthy but not my favorite dubble.

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Photo of brutalist
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSanger
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer. Not a ton of sweetness but nice balance between malt and caramel/sweet. I like this beer. Had it in draft during trip to Poland. Seems to be readily available

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Photo of GlennWB
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sozz2
4.66/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very tasty and smooth Dubbel! A bit sweet, but very balanced.

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Photo of AAG
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mike22ne
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap.
Looks a clear amber brown with a thick tan head.
Smell and taste are good, though the aromas are not that strong. Belgian candi sugar, sweet raisin and cherry and caramel.
Feels smooth and sweet. Caramel sweetness in the body is followed with a somewhat drier finish.

Pretty good!

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Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,092 ratings