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Grimbergen Dubbel | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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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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Photo of DannyHartman
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I pour a 11.2 oz. bottle into a pint glass, a thick 3" head appears atop a clear amber reddish/brown brew that has lively bubbles rising throughout the drink.... This brew has great retention, and leaves tons of thick foamy lacing.

I take a whiff and get mostly dark fruit like that of raisin, fig, prune, and grape.... There's also a spiciness like that of cinnamon or nutmeg with a bit of sweet Belgian yeast.

The taste also has lots of dark fruit like tart cherry, raisin, plum, and fig.... There's also some sweet caramel malts with just a bit of spice.

I'd say this is a medium-bodied brew that is highly carbonated.... It has a slick and creamy feel with a crispness that leaves a tingly, tart aftertaste.

Overall, I think it's a great beer.... On Belgium standards; however, it's not up to par.... I love Belgian's, and this is one of my least favorite out of the Mecca.

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Photo of jsladky
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of pepelemofo
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of WebGuyMike
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Bellonc
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of socon67
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Amber to brown color with plenty of foam. Carbonation is strong on this guy and the foam head retains and laces as such.

S - Notes of light malts, spices, and candied fruit. Also has a slight boozy smell that was similar to a rumcacke.

T - Candied sugar and fruit notes, some sweetbread taste from the yeast, and finsihes with a dry malt. Hits all the notes of a good Belgian dubbel, so I'll give it that.

M - Felt slightly thin and a bit too much carbonation for me. But the balance was good and the flavors were blended well enough to make this a decent option.

O - I think I liked the Grimbergen Blonde better. But this is a good option for someone to dabble in when trying Belgian styles. Makes a good transition to the style.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mwar
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of crosenkrantz
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of roach4230
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Greg-H
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of SadMachine
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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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Photo of deldad
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of GoPokes529
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of ShakaShakaShaka
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Scottyboy
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Tone
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
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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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Chetti
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,062 ratings
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