Grimbergen Blanche | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

Grimbergen BlancheGrimbergen Blanche
BA SCORE
3.58/5
87 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Belgium
maes.be

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thierrynantes on 11-24-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,118
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
87
pDev:
13.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
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3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Poured a hazy golden color w/frothy white head, but retention was short-lived.

S-Smooth and slightly sweet fruity/spicy bouquet. Bits of coriander, pear, orange and citrus.

T&M-Prickly carbonation w/smooth light body. Delicate fruit and spice w/wheat upfront. Light clove. Finish sticks and leaves aftertaste which is not altogether unpleasant. Carbonation carries through well and perks up other aspects of its character.

D-Sessionable and lively...excellent summer sipper. Not very distinguishable from other beers of this style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kaneel
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Robertas
4.73/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of diegovalentim
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beer21
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of ggaughan
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I just picked up a 6 pack of this beer in 25 cl bottles at the Auchan supermarket in Luxembourg.

The beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with a medium thickness white head, nice bubbles. The aroma is a bit of citrus and wheaty and yeast. The taste is more of the same. There is a nice refreshing taste to the beer, yeast and citrus. Not overly complex. The beer is easy drinking and not very filling.

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Photo of intoxabroad
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of bearbreak
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Misterefe
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow color with almost no head. Really spice heavy on the aroma. Lots of orange peel. Taste is also really orange forward but in a good way. Light body with a good amount of carbonation. Really good witbier overall.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of falconxman
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of OlaB
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: gives of a cloudy straw yellow color. Small top of head that disolves quickly. Decent lacings on the glass.

S: citrus fruits,corriander,gloves and yeast.

T&F: much as the nose. Fruity and fresh start, citrus fruits with different spices like gloves,corriander and peppercorns. In the finish I sense more sweet dryness. The aftertaste last for a good while. I just don't think the taste ever get very exiting.

O: a easy drinking and good witbier. Is just exiting enough in the taste compared to other witbiers

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Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Hanyuu
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BS-
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of frontalot
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Rickus
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of ebrupessoa
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of The_Bujon
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This Belgium Blanche pours as you would expect, a hazy light golden body with small head.

Aroma is good, plenty of zest, floral better than a hoegaarden on the nose, more inviting.

Taste is solid, wheaty and fresh, light floral flavour too, grapefruit and elderflower.

Feel is a disappointment, very dry almost evaporates in the mouth. There is just too much artificial sweetness to it, that said the aftertaste is pleasant.

Overall, not bad, a bit up and down in the realms of the factors for rating, but that's just how it goes I guess.......still edges the hoegaarden in my book.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of CurtisD
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

330ml bottle. Wine glass glass. Pale straw color, chill haze appearance. Brief crown, white in color. Fresh bread, herbal, citric, coriander, spiced, candy aromas with acidic & sugary notes. Crispy sweet maltiness at first with acidic sensation. Light body. High carbonation. Watery texture. Spiced palate & spicy touch. Sugary citric syrup in the middle linger into a sweet/sour finish. Slight fruity aftertaste. Refreshing & easy drinkable.

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Grimbergen Blanche from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 87 ratings
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