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Grimbergen Cuvée Ambrée / Double (Dubbel)

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RATINGS: 1600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double has undergone two fermentations, which gives this ale a chocolatey, toffee taste with a warming brandy-like finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankZappa7 (199) - GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016
18-Jan-2016-Tap@Maria Eetcafé. Körper rötlich-dunkelbraun, beiger, feiner und stabiler Schaum.Aroma malzig, hefig, Geschmack Karamaell, Honig, Feige, Trockenpflaume. Es ist über die Jahrzehnte nicht besser geworden - aber immer noch ganz passabel. Mein erstes Grimbergen dubbel dürfte so 40 Jahre her sein ......

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leini (1549) - SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2016
On tap. Dark brown/ruby, medium head. Red berries, wine, dried fruit. Not really heavy on the expected chocolate notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1803) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle from Devonshire Arms, Cambridge. Mid- to dark brown with a splash of red. Chocolate malt, oatmeal and cinnamon toast. Sweet and alcoholic, with a chocolate caramel note. Just a bit of bitter/sour on the finish. A very decent beer, although it doesn’t get near the top Dubbels.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aherbelste (28) - - JAN 24, 2016
Mediocre. Mainly, it tastes like almost every industrial product: aggressive carbonation, iffy hops and malt pressence. Like Mahou but not being terrible.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1136) - CROATIA - JAN 22, 2016
Tap; pours clear amber with a beige head; aroma of dark fruits, caramel, and brown sugar with a hint of spice; taste is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and sugar; finish has some light spice; would be better if it was not so sweet

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (834) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Fruity grape aroma. Deep mahogany red body topped with reddish tinged one fingered head. Smooth and bold dark fruit taste. Mild bitterness. Sweet and clean to finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rubin77 (471) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2016
F: almost no real, only off-white film with some bubbles. C: dark red to dark brownish, clear. A: malt, caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar, raisin, yeast, some dusty tones. T: very sweet, caramel malty, hint of red dark fruits, almost no hoppy bitterness, alcohol, medium body, average carbonated, a little oily, 0,33l bottle, standard dubbel not bad but nothing very special.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (379) - - DEC 20, 2015
Deep rich brown body with a light tan head. Aroma is slightly metallic. Taste is sweet with caramel and nuttiness. No bitterness and overall well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamer (165) - PORTUGAL - DEC 20, 2015
Dark reddish-brown color, with nice and big beige head. Medium to low carbonation. Texture is oily to creamy, with average body. Aroma is caramel, yeast and very low to dried fruits. Taste is sweet, caramel, raisins, roasted malt and spices. Aftertaste is sweet but not to long.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svarun (63) - - DEC 19, 2015
Beautiful clear dark red/brown, small beige head. Heavy cereal aroma with some caramel. Low carbonation. Taste is very sweet with some sourness at the end. Interesting beer.


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