Grimbergen Optimo Bruno | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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115 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Belgium
maes.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
17.3%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I won't review this as I got a strong sour after-taste no other reviewers detected. Must be me.
Refer to MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium."

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Photo of Antyk
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a clear ruby-brown with a medium,foamy,beige head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-mold,leather,strawberries,red grapes,sugar,cherries,caramel
T:
-(fake)cherry aroma,sugary,caramel,toffee,syrupy,plums,raisins
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Decent Quad.

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Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite good beer, a bit sweet, brown sugar and cocoa .

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Photo of rulisekmartin
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From elcervecero. In La Trappe chalice. Playing Goodbye Deponia. Not bad, but it has a bit more sweetness than desiderable and lacks some body. No foam.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tapioju
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear light brown color with a thick beige head with eternal retention and leaving strong laces.
Mild aroma with predominant notes of prunes, Belgian yeast, some coconut and caramel.
Malty flavor with notes of prunes, grains, cinnamon, noticeable booze, Belgian yeast, herbal hops, toffee, cranberry, wood and some toasted malts. Dry and alcoholic aftertaste.
Medium bordering full body with lively carbonation with tiny bubbles giving a smooth feeling. Alcohol of 10% abv is heavier than average for style.
Perfect day for a Quad, just not top notch. This missed nose intensity, some flavor complexity and alcohol could be better hidden. Still it did the trick and it grew over time. It also has a good depth with red fruits and a better hop balance for style.

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Photo of RicardoSousa
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benlhoest
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karo
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lmaduells
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of BPHL
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Dubgenisis
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Prune, toffee and alcohol. Good sweet taste

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3.7/5  rDev 0%

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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
3.7 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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