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Grimbergen Cuvée Ambrée / Double (Dubbel)



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RATINGS: 1520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Double has undergone two fermentations, which gives this ale a chocolatey, toffee taste with a warming brandy-like finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (298) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2015
Tap@kulma. Dark red color with thick light brown head. Aroma has caramel, light raisin and some yeast. Taste is sweet with long malty finish. Very soft mouth feeling. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, malt and berries.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cokemonkey11 (120) - - APR 10, 2015
0.5L, on tap at Fontaine Delisnack (Briaana Iela, Riga, Latvia). Scentless at first, medium malt after warming up a bit. Pours dark brown with no head. Light in flavor, frothy, and slightly harsh. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luklaer (138) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
01-20-2015 - One of the many Grimbergen beers. This one is certainly a good one to start with.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
holdleder (219) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
33 cl. flaske. 6,5 % Suveræn mørk øl men stadig med en dejlig lethed. Skal snart prøves igen

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (308) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Pours a rich dark amber, nearly opaque with little to no head. Aroma includes rich malty notes of chocolate, coffee, and some darker fruity esters. Tasting notes include roasted grain, chocolate, fruity esters, and some pleasant butterscotch diacetyls. Not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padchenko (125) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 28, 2015
Pours with a nice head. A very tasty sweet double with caramel and fruity tones. Smooth and full.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nidhug (1) - - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Pours an almost amber-brown colour. Aroma hits strongly with caramel, syrup - generally very sweet. Flavour is fruity, chocolate, citrus with a roasty hint without either taking out the balance. Very light mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
26.12.2013. Tumman punainen, tuoksussa karamellia. Karamellimaltainen maku, jossa mukana rusinaa/karpaloa? Miellyttävällä tavalla makea. Jälkimaussa rusina tai joku vastaava. Mukava ja helppo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (733) - CROATIA - MAR 15, 2015
Clear brown color with reddish hue, big tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and slightly fruity. Taste of grape, yeast, dark fruits, malt, caramel. Medium body, flat carbonation. OK, I guess, but really nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Metalchopz (2526) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
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.

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