DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle, $2.30 @ Binny’s, Jul ’09. Hey, 800th rating for this beer. Got a nice goblet that receives a deep red-brown, opaque beer, with a fluffy tan head. I sniff nice sweet Belgian malts and a bit of sugar, plus a bit of sourness. First thing I notice when sipping is that its texture is kind of light.Still some nice malt, sweetness is not as pronounced as some Belgian abbey beers. A little toffee if I hold some beer in my mouth, and a bit of sourness, maybe as much as in a Guinness. A bit of plum and fruitcake a little down the glass. Works out pretty nice. Mild alcohol note. Label description implies a bottle fermentation, but there’s no sediment in this one.
Maarten1993 (87) - - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark beer. Good cárbonation. À bit sweet taste. Little bit watery, niet overwhelming.
markextrae (433) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at a restaurant. poured a dark amber colour with a tan head. grass hops, yeast, cherries and other dark fruits. figs. verry weak mouthfeel and low on carbonation.
Jauneattend (34) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well rounded ambree beer. It leaves a bitter taste at the end with a little of maple/caramel. Don’t drink as cold as it says on the bottle. Let it stand a little
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Accidental rating - ordered room service in Paris, asked for the beers available, and got the standard run through of the usual suspects. They mentioned Grimbergen, so I went with it - but being France, they never actually tell you which Grimbergen - I was half expecting the wit, but was pleasantly surprised when this arrived with my meal. Poured a deep reddish brown, decent head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, a touch of raisin and plum. Flavor is a match, with a hint of chocolate in the back that sort of richens the toffee notes. Good dark fruit flavors too. Rather liked this one.
Mothroy (25) - - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight sourness in the aroma but not followed through to the taste. Lovely ruby colour and good lasting head (served in Grimbergen goblet). Never overpowering, the dark malt and fruit (dates, prunes) builds to leave a sweetish aftertaste of malt.
freretoc (172) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, couleur ambrée et une mousse qui a une bonne tenue. Une bière sympa avec un goût de banane assez fort mais bien équilibrée
Juni88 (80) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rather fruity for an double. Not bad, but still nothing special going on. The flavors are definitely out the but far from refined.
UkrainPubCrawler (30) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enticing aroma. Dark amber color. Light foamy head. Very interesting taste that tastes better with each sip. Very delicious. I love the brandy finish!
Rugamu (85) - SPAIN - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buena cerveza doble con muy poca espuma y color muy claro para una doble. Tiene variedad de sabores desde el amargo al dulce pasando por un ligero toque agrio al final. Sienta muy bien y no dudaré en repetirla.
trapped (454) - TURKEY - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Reddish brown with small spongy beige head, slight caramel aroma, fruity caramel taste, low carbonation, longish sweet finish. Enjoyable abbey dubble.