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RATINGS: 1472   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2011
I recently had the chance to enjoy a Grimbergen Double Abbey, a lovely treat from the Flemish town of the same name, just north of Brussels. Its history dates back to 1128 at the abbey that Saint Norbert of Xanten (I’ve even been to Xanten—a tourist trap of “Roman” ruins if there ever was one) built for Premostratensian Communists of the day—a communal society in the area, which became famous for their hospitality. Now owned by the Alken Maes group (and unfortunately no longer brewed at the abbey), they churn out a half dozen traditional brews of ascending color and strength. The Double—or Dubbel—is their brown ale, checking in at 6.5 percent ABV. It pours deep brown with low carbonation and a soft body. The nose opens with a maple sweetness and hints of a young yeast, which is rather surprising considering the travel time. The glass nonetheless laces wonderfully on the way down as the soft, white head keeps count to the final sip. This one is better than most, particulary as an import.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2431) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hednom (30) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2014
Botte at home, Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of fruits and caramel. Good dark beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (420) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1112) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3795) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nevalainen (113) - 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 (107) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2014
0,33l bottle. Malty, chocolaty. Dark,caramel head. Reminiscent of a stout. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (239) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (365) - 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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjik83 (643) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 12/4/2014 Total Score: 2.1
************************************************ + Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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