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Grimbergen Goud (Dorée) 8°

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Brewed by Kronenbourg (Carlsberg)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Obernai, France

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a strong blonde beer, full of character with tertiary fermentation in the bottle yet still very accessible. Alc. 8% vol. Taste: The traditional Grimbergen recipe is enriched here trough the use of aromatic hops, which gives the beer its refined bitterness and hoppy character. The result is a refreshingly strong blonde beer.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartR (220) - Aespa, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2016
Looks light golden and hazy. Spicy and sourish aroma. Belgian spiciness continues in taste adding fruits, honey and a bit of lemon. Definitely hops present and even mild bitterness detectable. Mainly sourish honey and spices. Alcohol well covered, no hint of 8% anywhere. Refreshingly strong blonde beer seems accurate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1450) - USA - JAN 23, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle at friends. Stronger variant of the blonde beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rubin77 (482) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2016
F: white, huge, long lasting. C: hazy, gold, transparent. A: malt, honey-herbal, green apples, grassy hops, hint of citrus and yeast. T: malty, again malty, grassy hops, spicy, peppery, white sugar, dry yeasty, medium body, high carbonated, green apples, melon, alcohol, 0,33l bottle, tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1137) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle at home, hazy golden yellow beer with a medium head, aroma is citrus hoppy aroma, taste is the same, some boozyness, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (6245) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
Hazed golden color with a fine white head. Mellow malty, fruity, and pleasant citric aroma with a fine intensity. Medium + body and a smooth carbonation. Mellow nice sweetness. A bit oily texture. Mellow malty, fruity, some spices and pleasant citric flavor. Pure lovely ale.
[Bottle from a workmate]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (4097) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle from Drinkshop. Spicy lemony aroma, but rather mild in intensity. Clear golden colour. Large white head, big bubbles, quite quickly disappearing. Moderate bitterness, dry impression, spicy, lemony. Does not come through as overly hoppy, the hops are implemented carefuly as to introduce subtle citrusy and herbal notes. Quite good, though the drinkability is lower despite high carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (2677) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of yeast, malt, fruity notes, apples, slight spicy notes. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a light bitter finish. Slightly boozy. Body is medium. Not bad for a Grimbergen beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (669) - SPAIN - SEP 9, 2015
From elcervecero. In Duvel glass. After dinner. A few days before BB date. Much better than the grimbergens sold here in Spain. This tastes like a Duvel. Alcohol well hidden. Be careful

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybion (103) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours yellowish amber, clear. Head is white and frothy with good retention. Bit of lacing. Standard malty belgian nose with the usual bread and honey notes, with a little spice and fruitiness. Can’t say I detect any specifically hoppy notes, though alcohol is apparent. Taste is sweet and fruitier with notes of pineapple at the forefront as well as the expected honey malts. Gets a little bit bitter towards the end with the advertised hoppy notes finally emerging, bringing with them some tingly spicy and herbal notes, all quite subtle or subdued though. Finish is a bit too long and sticky, with yeast hanging around for a while. Well balanced but could be better. Unfortunately alcohol is too prominent still, bringing it down a notch. Palate is constructed decently with a little bit of carb and a good medium body. Pretty standard tripel with a small hoppy edge keeping things enjoyable, though again too much booze in the taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luklaer (187) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
02-18-2015 - Another Grimbergen bites the dust... The original was better for me...


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