Grimbergen Dubbel | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,049
Reviews:
502
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
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26
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Photo of ckk527
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of stcules
2.54/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown color, with red edges. Beautiful foam hat, compact and creamy, cream colored.
Malty, sugary smell, red fruit, caramel, berry fruit. Not horrible, but definitely too sweet.
The taste is sugary and fruity too, berry fruit.
Too sweet and unbalanced, you can barely feel the maltiness under the sugar. Also quite flat.
Not interesting.

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Photo of jsurfs82
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Robje
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served unto a chalice.

Appearance: A dark amber, almost maroon. Head is a light tan about 1/10"

Smell: Very light maple, and slight hops.

Taste: Tastes like a "bock", slightly sweet but not like a soda sweet. It is more on the side where it makes it easy to drink.

Mouth: Medium to light carbonation. Even blend that just goes down that easy.

Overall: This is a pretty well put together beer. It is somewhat light for a full flavor beer but it is a beer which improves with the time you take to drink it. Hope you all enjoy and drink with pride.

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Photo of Homebrew35
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of cacher77
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of KimenTshom
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BXL
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of americanbelgian
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jjkatter
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of educorgan
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Harkrank
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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

This Belgian pours red-brown--kind of raisin color with an off-white head that quickly diminishes to a thin skim. The aroma is quite malty, sweet raisin, caramel, and fig with fruity esters. The flavor is intensely malty, mainly raisin. The beer finishes dry and warm malts linger on the palate. The carbonation is medium-high and body medium-full. Overall a well-made flavorful beer, best after warming considerably, otherwise it is a bit one-dimensional a bit lacking.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of stevoj
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Alcohol burn and sourness are right up front in the taste and aroma. Some dried fruit is also evident in both the taste and smell. Good but not great dubbel….

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Photo of jrenn
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dvanhandel
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of cmonfradi
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Grimbergen chalice at The Firkin.

I vaguely remember trying this well over a year ago, back in my NoVa days, but not enough to sate my curious brain. Better to have it possibly again, I always say. It pours a clear sunset russet topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, brown sugar, light molasses, sweet figs, and maple syrup. The taste brings in more of the same, keeping that sweet-leaning course very tightly. Kind of odd that I don't get too much of the usual Belgian-ness on the tongue, but this lack doesn't hurt things very much at all. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly grainy feel. Overall, a very nice dubbel, one of the sweeter ones I've ever had, but a generally enjoyable drink.

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Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Grimbergen Dubbel from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,049 ratings.
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