Grimbergen Double

Grimbergen Double

Rated 3.604 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brouwerijen Alken-Maes

Alken, Belgium

Style:  Abbey Dubbel

6.5% Alcohol by Volume

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An Abbey beer, burgundy in color, very full bitter-sweet flavor with hints of caramel. Several malts and double fermentation.

ID: 727 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank1853
Overall Percentile96.5
Style Rank30 of 379
Style Percentile92.1
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.640
Weighted Score3.604
Standard Deviation0.433

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  • CHOPZ 7242 reviews
    rated 2.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    6-pack from the LCBO. Pours a real dark amber colour, going on the copper side. Big beige head that has good stay and full lacing. Aromas of caramel malts, bad grassy hops which gives out metallic notes and decent helpful spices. The taste is completely not was expected for a dubbed. Very sweet with not much at all. Reminds me of those sweet non-alcohol brews with bread malts, honey and club soda. Then I read the ingredients. Glucose syrup and aromatic caramel. Nope, not for me. Looks good, smell alright but taste right down nasty. An insult to use the word Abbaye with this one.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Much prefer this on draught. Pours a reddish/brown .Head has very little retention or lacing. Sweet breaded malt and light fruity aroma. Flavour is like the aroma but a little sweeter.with spices and a hint of banana. Well carbonated. Wish it had a fuller body.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    On tap at the Town Crier, Toronto. Pours a huge frothy brownish head and leaves a fairly thin coat. Has a dark coppery appearance. Huge thick lacing. Aromas of dark roasted malts and wheats. Flavours are quite eclectic. Some raisins, roasted malts, barley and some yeast is noticeable. Some nice sweetness, not bitter whatsoever. Alcohol is probably just faintly apparent, not offensive in the least. Good smooth and light creamy mouthfeel. The bitterness actually makes an appearance in the finish. Really good.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours a crystal clear dark amber with a one finger head that goes away very fast. Decent amount of carbonation in the glass. Aroma hints of citrus along with slight spices. taste hits with a slight metallic hint along with the typical breadiness that the Belgian styles share. Finishes off creamy and a tad dry. Nice beer this one is.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This poured a dark amber to brown color. The aroma was malty with some chocolate, nutmeg and a hint of dark fruit. The flavor contains quite a bit of chocolate with some toffee and caramel also. The finish is somewhat sweet also. Overall this is a nice beer, love me some dubbels!

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Ruby dark clear color, brownish foam, low carbon. Dry sweet taste, sweet and not bitter at first, later yes. Aftertaste is sweet and stays that way for long time, but then turning bitter, dry.

  • GIG 30 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    I had this beer at West 50 pourhouse in Mississauga On. on Friday night Aug.24 2012. It was served in the proper glass, dark with a beautiful tan head that lasted the whole beer. Very tasty beer, enjoyed it a lot.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Comes out of the tap a semi-translucent dark mahogany with a respectable light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Aroma is mainly fruity - apple and a little pear with a hint of banana - and has a malty underpinning and a touch of caramel. Flavor has apple, banana, malt, pear and caramel notes and just a touch of horehound. It is quite sweet but not cloying. Mouthfeel has good body and plenty of fizz, making for a fruity sweet and lively finish.

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    300ml draught
    6.5% ABV
    The Town Crier (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    March 24, 2011
    The beer poured a translucent reddish-brown with a huge tan coloured head. The aroma was yeast, caramel malt, nuts, and fruit. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, yeast, and spices.

  • MRHANGOVER 126 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Nice, dark beer with a firm head. The typical taste notes of a double beer are being well expressed in this beer. Sweet, with notes of hop and a wee bit of alcohol.

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