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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-14-2003

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Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 10:43 <2>. AROMA: sweet malty profile with caramel notes. alcohol notes with a bit of solventy character. some esters but faint. APPEARANCE: deep amber color with ruby highlights. translucent. large tanned head with good retention. alcohol derived viscosity with lacing. TASTE: sweet malty profile with some esters reminiscent of dried grapes. strong alcohol presence almost solventy. some caramel notes. low bitterness and a semi-dry finish. no hop flavours. PALATE: medium body with high carbonation. some alcohol warmth noticeable. OVERALL: a belgian strong ale that lacks complexity.

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330ml bottle. Grimbergen Chalice glass. Copper brown color, veiled appearance. Close crown, light beige in color, shows fairly good retention & leaves a lasting thin layer on top. Aroma profile includes caramel malts & berries, herbal & citric notes, hints of chocolate & sugar alcohol. Toasted malty & sugary upfront with light tartiness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Silky palate. Hints of sirup, candies & fruits - strawberries & currants-. Tartar touch & warming alcohol & spices linger into a long sweet finish. Slight fruity aftertaste.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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A: Dark mahogany, thick looking, one finger head, decent retention, lots of lacing.

S: Lots of cranberry, molasses.

T: Cranberry, brown sugar, hints of cocoa like bitterness towards the end.

M: Surprisingly light, smooth, moderate carbonation.

O: Gets points for the crisp body and well hidden booze, but lacked depth of other Quads.

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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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