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RATINGS: 1502   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (252) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - DEC 19, 2014
Una dubbel caratterizzata da un bel colore eburneo, con lievi riflessi rubini, con schiumacolor avorio, cremosa, compatta, fine e persistente. al naso si sentono subito le note caramellate e dolci, al palato il corpo ben strutturato sprigiona note di biscotto e caramello. Buona la bevuta con finale secco e persistente ma non troppo con lievi note di distillato da uva.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (465) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Reddish brown looks, light head leaves to the sides. Aroma has dried fruits, red forest berries and sweet malts. Some yeast too. Taste starts with yeast, dried fruits and red berries. Slight tannin note in the middle. After warming up, some chocolate pops up. Medium body with medium-to-low carbonation. A pretty decent dubbel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2741) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Tasted from bottle and tap as Grimbergen Dubbel, the classic Grimbergen abbey beer since the fifties. Brownish bronze ale with off-white head and weakish, sweetish aroma of caramelly malts, peach, orange peel, iron, sweet taste, caramel again, a bit metallic, smooth, restrained fruitiness and some spiciness, nutty accent and light bitterish finish but not really hoppy - the sweetness remains dominant. Admittedly a little bit better than that awful Leffe Brune, but still way too sweet, bland and boring. I have the impression this is more and more being replaced by the somewhat more interesting and more complex Grimbergen Optimo Bruno lately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (387) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Smells like sweet fruit. Dark with tan thin head, very winey flavor, interesting palate, slightly sweet on the aftertaste, some bread. Really nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1255) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 10, 2014
Couleur sombre, reflets ambrés, petite mousse beige. Nez malté caramel, sucre candy, fruits noirs (voir prune). Gout malté, caramel cuit, fruits noirs (voir raisin), levures, avec fin de bouche moyenne en intensité et restes de houblons et levures.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hednom (58) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2014
Botte at home, Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of fruits and caramel. Good dark beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nevalainen (164) - FINLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, and chocolate. Taste is sweet and body is well balanced. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asimeow (147) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2014
0,33l bottle. Malty, chocolaty. Dark,caramel head. Reminiscent of a stout. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (755) - - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 33cl flesje bij De Verandering, Rotterdam Alcoholpercentage van 6,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: koperkleurig met dun schuimkraagje Aroma en smaak: ijzer, donker fruit, kandijsuiker, zoetig, caramel Conclusie: bekende abdijdubbel, typische smaken voor dit type bier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Draft. Brown pour with tan head. Light sweet tones, Belgian sugar, fruit and some spice aromas. Flavors are sweet, dark fruit, missing complexity of other dubbels.

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