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RATINGS: 1555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Double has undergone two fermentations, which gives this ale a chocolatey, toffee taste with a warming brandy-like finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 25, 2007
Small offwhite head quickly disappears. Deep dark red body, barely translucent. Acidic vinuous aroma with notes of wild berries and marzipan, and faint metallic notes in the background. Taste is roasty wild berries and marzipan with yeasty notes. Dry, thin metallic aftertaste with hop notes. Very nice. Harmonic and subtle, yet quite strong-tasting. (0.33l bottle.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep dark mahogany with small head filled with different size bubbles. Strong aroma of grapes, prunes and dates?! Taste is very similar with little malt character. Very thin and watery. Bland, did not enjoy or finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 24, 2007
Pours a dark brown, though when held to light it is a much more obvious deep red. Head is largely bubbled, uneven, and toasted white bread color. Smells of cookie dough, sweet and bready, along with some fruit malt, banana and plum. Taste is a tad oily. Shows lots of dark pit fruit, especially figs, plum, banana, cherries and chocolate. Really a lucious malt palate, and after having just drank a triple, certainly much welcome. This is a refined malt palate indeed! Great for sipping. After is a bit bloody, copper pennies if you will, with a slight metallic hop bite.Good beer. Purchased 11.2 oz bottle at Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, DC (unlike the only other Grimbergen I had at a cafe in Paris!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 21, 2007
Bottle, Aikmans, St Andrews. Dark brown beer with a big fluffy off-white head. Nose is fruity, some banana, sticky toffee pudding nose (2nd beer of the night that reminded me of that!). Malts, lasting through to the mouth, with a touch of alcohol. Dark fruit in the palate, some unpleasant sourness. All in all, quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2007
a sweet caramel ale with plenty of looloo. had on tap at Lagers one step further down the path of my journey around the world. little spicy, not much fizz, tiny head like the dude in beetlejuice. great smells, beatiful copper color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2007
Dark brown with a decent head. Very sweet, fruity with caramel and toastiness. A hard beer to sum up... nicely complex with very pleasant flavours... but is less than the sum of its collected parts. Still a good beer though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2007
Had this as the beer of the month at Winking Lizard. Pours a dark almost purple color. Has that fruity aroma and taste that you’d expect from a dubbel. Finished with a bit of a bite to it and as I kept drinking I enjoyed this one less and less.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2007
dark ruby color, some froth, sweet (toffe,caramel), on tap, goes down easy, probably won’t be seeking this out, but not bad

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2400) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2007
a nice vanilla dr pepper or maybe a cherry vanilla coke. sticky sweet quite foamy with a cask brandy type backround. mild carbonaton and a nice backwash. i am not a big fan of belgians. but this is a pretty good ale (of the sort).does not have a beer type buzz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with a tan head. Malty aroma with a scent of apples. Flavour is both sourish and fruity sweet.

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