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RATINGS: 1626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Juggernaut84 (189) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2016
Karamellmalzig und süß in der Nase, etwas trockener und dunkelmalzig im Geschmack der Abgang ist recht hefig und auch etwas mastig. Schmeckt mir recht gut ;)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoddamnNoise (4) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - MAY 19, 2016 does not count
Aroma: caramel, coffee, light alcohol. Appearance: brown, low creamy head, low retention, irregular bubble sizes. Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter. Palate: creamy, average carbonation, long sweet caramel finish. Too sweet for my taste, but good beer to pair with chocolate deseerts or a good cheese.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inoven (124) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met matig schuim. Aroma is moutig. Smaak is dropachtig, licht bitter en zoet. Smaak ebt snel weg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (828) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle at home. Nice dark brown colour, quite clear, beige foamy head that leaves a nice lacing. Caramel malts, brown sugar, some dried fruits, clove. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bomberheucki (4) - - MAY 14, 2016 does not count
Nice beer! Fits well after dinner with dessert! Chocolate, caramel taste with a liquor-sweet finish! Like Oreo ice cream with it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTCarl05 (4) - Kobenhavn, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016 does not count
Worth your time and money. Tasty. Distinct karamel aftertaste. Goes with meat and football.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalMurphy (315) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 14, 2016
bottle @ somewhere. fine belgian strong aroma, golden colour and a heavy body, with malty taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darioklc (653) - Karlovac, CROATIA - MAY 6, 2016
330ml bottle. Bronze color with finger foam. Malty aroma, Taste is also malty. Medium body. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALIBALI (286) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
Für ein Industriebier durchaus solide. Geruch mazig/karamelig. Optik klasse und der Trunk ist mit einem schlanken dezent süß/trocken und relativ vollmundigen Körper ausgestattet. Nur der angeblich Brandy-like Nachtrunk ist mir etwas zu alkoholisch geraten. 0,33l Flasche von Famila, Kiel. ca 1,50Euro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bijl (91) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
Donkerrood/bruin helder bier. Matige net niet witte schuimkraag die snel weg is. Aromas van karamel en belische gist na opwarming. Ook iets metalig in zowel aroma als smaak. Smaak van donker rijp fruit, siroop, karamel mouten en wat zurig. Belgische gist esters komen ook iets naar voren. Iets alcohol warmte, medium body, weinig koolzuur en zoet en plakkerig in de afdronk. Allemaal wat makkelijk maar toch OK.

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