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Grimbergen La Reserve | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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Grimbergen La ReserveGrimbergen La Reserve

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by thierrynantes on 10-24-2008

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.89/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear golden color w/off-white head. Lacks retention and frothiness, but this is still a nice-looking brew.

S-Candy sugar, spice, coriander, malt, apple, faint bit of alcohol.

T-Sweet malt, dough, red apple, warm spicy alcohol, and a fair amount of bitterness that emerges strongly in the finish.

M-Medium-bodied and full-flavored, carbonation is on lighter side.

D-Pleasant and smooth, easy to drink, and tasty. Not the best example of the style, but a good economical alternative.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mattfancett
1.85/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of PancakeMcWaffles
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, golden colour, thin frothy, white head, leaves decent lacing, good head retention;

S: Sweet, but with a pungent alcohol smell in it, little yeast;

T: Almost similar to the smell, sweetness is minimal, the alcohol comes through quite strong, a little bit of a yeasty and bready flavour in the aftertaste together with a slightly metallic component;

M: Medium bodied, good level of carbonation, thick mouthfeel;

O: Alright for a cheaper Tripel, but pretty unbalanced in the taste, the alcohol comes through pretty strong, I guess the price is a +1 in the points.

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Photo of RevCraig
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of sephyrott
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of rvdoorn
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a Belgian supermarket. This should be the competitor of the Leffe 9.
Look: Poured clear golden color with a small white head
Smell: fruits (banana, apple), caramel malts, grain and alcohol
Taste: Banana, apple, sweet malts, some sugar, wood and alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, medium body.
Overall: Good beer, but not that exciting

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (25cl.), tasted in 2008 (review n°650)

Appearance : golden blond color clear and bright. White foam head.
Smell : malted grain, with a dominant spicy and a hint of yeast.
Taste and mouthfeel : soft attack, although covering the palate. Rich malt flavor with a hint of spices (coriander), which gives it great body, noticeable in terms of alcohol. Dominates the fruity (apples, pears), slight bitterness in the finish.
Drinkability : a quite good beer in the style Triple.

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Grimbergen La Reserve from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
3.44 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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