Grimbergen Dubbel | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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Grimbergen DubbelGrimbergen Dubbel

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2001

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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer at Todd English PUB in Las Vegas. This review is from notes.

There was a reddish body on this dubbel with minimal foam. I think the light foam is from a very generous draft pull.

The nose offered some decent venous quality in the nose from the belgian presence. The flavor offers caramel and dark fruits.

This is a pretty simple dubbel. I like the clean presence on this one.

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3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight hop, slight yeast, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of a Dubbel. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight yeast, and a hint of hop. Overall, good appearance and aroma, but body is a little weak, and the feel is too carbonated.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle dated 2010

A- Poured into a tulip and needed some altitude to produce a nice fluffy off white head which faded to a thin persistent cap wih good lacing.

S- Belgian yeast, fruity esters, raisins and spice with some alcohol in back.

T- Malty sweet up front and fruity. Finish is slightly tart wit cider notes.

M- Well carbonated, medium bodied and not at all heavy. Not a big alcohol kick for a Dubbel.

O- Not in the same league as some of the better known Trappist and Abbey ales but was a pleasant accompaniment to a wood fired pork chop with grilled peaches and greens.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, dark, redish/brown color. 1in offwhite head with decent retention that fades to a thin film that floats at the top. Leaves nice lacing.
Smells of berries and other dark fruits. Slightly yeasty, sweet and malty. I can sort of detect the alcohol in it and the bit that i detect isnt blended very well. Almost like a cheap vodka, way underneath everything.
Taste is similar to the smells. That slight cheap alcohol is still there underneath. Berries, candied cherries, red grapes. A little too sweet and artificial tasting for me.
Mouthfeel is very bubbly compared to what I'm used to with the belgian dubbels. I wouldnt say the body is heavy but it still somehow seems a bit sticky.
Overall not a bad beer but definitely not one of my favorite dubbels.

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Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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