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Grimbergen Goud (Dorée) 8°

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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybion (97) - 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 (144) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
02-18-2015 - Another Grimbergen bites the dust... The original was better for me...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TtV (226) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear yellow with a medium white top that lasts. Aroma is mildly sweet with hints of malts and yeast. Pleasant. The taste is mildly sweet with a bitter undertone that gets stronger in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
31.1.2015. Fresh aroma with fruits, yeast, spices. Taste has lemon, yeast, some fruits, sweetish. A bit lame.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (689) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Helder geel bier met veel schuim. Smaak is hoppig bitter, krachtig en licht zoet, maar toch fris. Smaak blijft lang hangen. Dit is voor mij de beste Grimbergen tot nu toe.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (3140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear golden beer with a medium sized, white head on top. Aroma is grainy, yeasty, fairly boring. Flavor is medium sweet, slight boozy, big malty sweetness. Typical tripel, textbook but boring. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1470) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2015 0,33L bottle (from Wine of Galilee), BB 21.12.15. Pours clear golden wtih white head. The head stays. Aroma is fresh fruits, spices, yeast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fresh fruits, spices, medicinal notes. Carbonation is high. Overall: very simple, but ok as long as it’s cold. Once it’s starts to warm up, the booze starts to kick in.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wixie (119) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Golden liquid, small head. Aroma of hops. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste is bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (1150) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep golden color, large white frothy head; recedes slowly to a thin layer with yeast islets, good lacing; malty yeast nose, bread, fruity, light citrus, grass, spices; taste medium sweet and bitter, rather sharp and peppery; medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste light to medium sweetbitter, spicy, bit banana, alcoholic; overall a tasty Duvel-like beer, but too rough and sharp.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marduk (3842) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Fruity, bit yeasty, caramel, farty aroma. Malty, straw, dead fruits, yeasty, alcohol in taste. Rough. Alcoholic aftertaste.


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