Grimbergen Dubbel | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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85
very good
1,054 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Belgium
maes.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,054
Reviews:
503
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
163
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Beginner2
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've probably had this three times over the last decade. (But I just started reviewing, right?)
It has some character in the nose, but its distinction comes from all the fruit on the palate.
It also has low carbonation, allowing the fruit and malt to linger.
I hope to buy this several times again during the next decade.

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.

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Photo of Icemann383
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fezzz
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BAsbill
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wrecknut
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foleymj
4.34/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bestrent24
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkuchera
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZachT
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zippo999
3.22/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lipa
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khrx4u
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bgm1911
4.71/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mbrush
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown and mahogany color, big head and creamy lace that retains very well throughout.
Earthy, almost potato like (first time I've ever detected that in a beer), in the nose. Dark fruits, grain and a strong orange zest aroma on the back end. A slight metallic aroma brings down the score slightly. (Perhaps it was the tap line at the place I had it at)
Sweet taste, malty and fruity, particularly figs. The sweetness is balanced just enough by a peppery feel. Sweet finish with raw grain.
Very smooth and creamy. Soft carbonation. Light bodied for a Dubbel and very drinkable. Overall, I thought this was quite tasty and easy drinking. At 6.5% ABV, I wonder whether one could refer to this as a session Dubbel.

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Photo of Mwiggi1
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dclange
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peter1977
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateMac13
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millelacsmark
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,054 ratings.
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