Grimbergen Dubbel | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

Grimbergen DubbelGrimbergen Dubbel
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3.81/5
1,059 Ratings
Grimbergen DubbelGrimbergen Dubbel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Belgium
maes.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2001

BEER STATS
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#13,484
Reviews:
505
Ratings:
1,059
pDev:
12.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark brown, mahogany with a nice brown head and good carbonation. Raisiny aroma and smells like a liquor-based cake. Going with M.J. on this one: toasty grain, cherries, and chocolate with a hint of butterscotch. Medium-full bodied with a spicy finish.

By far, my favorite of the Dubbels I tasted during a taste test.

Label states "Belgian Special Dark Abbey Ale" & "Anno 1128"

(11.16 oz. / 330 ml)

(old - aged a few years)

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tried this on tap at the Firkin in Libertyville IL.

Served in Grimbergen branded goblet. About two inch head on the beer. Dark ruby color (though it dark in the bar so I maybe off). Sticky lacing.

The smell was fruity as was the flavor. I was actually shocked on how fruity and sweet the beer was at first, but after a few sips it really proved to be an easy drinking brew. Overall I think that while it was sweet, it was balanced out well and never felt overpowering or heavy.

I do think I have found a new favorite dubbel.

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Randomly tasted this beer a few months ago and immediately loved it. I have had it on several more occasions and love it even more.

Very flavorful, each time I drink it I feel like I can taste something else in there. Not too sweet though, just a hint of the flavor - raisens, chocolate... A dark Belgian Ale, it is actually somewhat light tasting (in a good way depending on your mood).

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It pours with a high viscosity and a nice light brown head. The color is dark with a hint of a redding hue. The smell reveals some malty sweetness.

On the palate, you get a a lot of deep rich malt notes that trend towards chocolate and perhaps a slight raisin note. The yeast flavors are evident, but not overwhelming. It has a thick mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

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Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,059 ratings
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