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RATINGS: 1527   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
huineman (300) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Pours reddish amber. Tan head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, biscuit, iron. Soft and silky, quite sweet. Metallic taste, lacking bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dslam (88) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Pored from a 330ml bottle. Dark red color with 1 finger of slightly off white head. Aroma of dry fruits like figs and raisins. Has a beautiful taste with a nice sweet finish. I like the fact that it is not too sweet or overwhelming, which makes it a good beer for chilling with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle @ home, picked up at Boulder Liquor Mart. Pours a dark red appearance with a dark brown head. Dusty, caramel, brown sugar, apple, pear, somewhat spicy aroma. Moderate high sweetness, low bitterness. Lots of burnt sugar, caramel, a little chocolate, and a bunch of pear. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llkc (633) - århus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2015
Duft malt karamel, sød duft. Smag malt karamel lidt krydret sød lidt rosin dadler

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (1782) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Pours clear brown with low off white head Aromas of caramel, dark bread, spices Taste has sweet caramel, burned caramel, dark bread, black malts. Bit too sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2601) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Pours clear brown with two fingers of light tan head. Aroma of toast, nuts, caramel, malt and bread. Taste is sweet and malty, loads of caramel. Body is light but creamy and smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotaldinho (113) - Paris, FRANCE - APR 29, 2015
Very soft, more than the blonde. It includes scents of flowers. betetr than the orginal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (353) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2015
Tap@kulma. Dark red color with thick light brown head. Aroma has caramel, light raisin and some yeast. Taste is sweet with long malty finish. Very soft mouth feeling. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, malt and berries.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cokemonkey11 (147) - - APR 10, 2015
0.5L, on tap at Fontaine Delisnack (Briaana Iela, Riga, Latvia). Scentless at first, medium malt after warming up a bit. Pours dark brown with no head. Light in flavor, frothy, and slightly harsh. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luklaer (144) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
01-20-2015 - One of the many Grimbergen beers. This one is certainly a good one to start with.

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