Grimbergen Dubbel (Brouwerij Alken-Maes)

Grimbergen Dubbel is one of the Grimbergen Belgian abbey beers first brewed almost 900 years ago. This dubbel clocks in at 6.5% ABV.
The mixture of different malts gives this Grimbergen Double a typical deep red “Bourgogne” color.

Taste: Grimbergen Dubbel is a bitter-sweet beer with very full notes of caramel. It is a very rich beer with double fermentation, which you can best enjoy your free time.

*Please forgive the above translation. Google Translate can only do so much.*

Grimbergen Dubbel pours a dark brown with a crown of taupe. Very foamy and lacey, lacing ringing the glass.

GD smells like toffee, dark fruits (raisins, dates) and carbonation.

The taste is that of bubblegum, toffee, mild baker’s chocolate with faint grape in the backend. There is also a heavy spiciness that I wasn’t expecting from a beer of this style.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, without any drying or stickiness.

Grimbergen Dubbel is quite tasty, but a little too spicy for my liking. This spiciness mellowed as the beer warmed, but so did the rest of the flavor, keeping this beer from scoring higher.

Overall: 7 out of 10

As a BELGIAN DUBBEL: 8 out of 10

FOR FANS OF: St. Bernardus PATER 6, Maredsous 8 – DUBBEL, Goose Island PERE JACQUES,

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