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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno

Brewed by Brouwerijen Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Alken, Belgium


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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
French version brewed by Kronenbourg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VueltaBirrista (15) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2016
De un marrón terroso tan denso que con poca luz parece totalmente negro. La cabeza de espuma es generosa, persistente y menos cremosa que otras cervezas tipo Abadía. Si ponemos en una balanza Aroma/Sabor su sabor gana por goleada. En nariz es aparece algo de cereal y fruta. En cambio es en boca donde despliega todo su potencial: caramelo tostado, fruta madura y toda su carga alcohólica y gran cuerpo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrumpy369 (509) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle at csakajosor. Nice brown colour, small white lacing. Nose is sweet estery, strange rotten banana. Taste is medium high sweetness, strange sticky bitterness. Fyt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonev (344) - POLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Piwo klarowne w kolorzy bursztynowo brunatnym z obfita grubopecherzykowa piana. W aromacie drozdze, slody i karmel oraz przyprawy i ciemne pieczywo. W smaku slodkie , jest troche wisni, rodzynek i figi. Wysycenie na wysokim poziomie, goryczka na finiszu bardzo alkoholowa. Nie powalilo mnie na kolana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (289) - Sevilla, SPAIN - OCT 2, 2016
Aroma a leva, con un pronto ácido y a caramelo Buen aspecto, carbónatacion correcta En boca, compleja, caliente del alcohol y caramelo, pasas y ciruelas ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (1227) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle, little over one year past bb date. Pours ruby brown with a cream head. Very sweet and malty, with dark bread, almond, dark cherries, brown sugar, cinnamon, prunes, charcoal, port like vinous notes. A bit too sweet and boozy, but likable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathanvc (243) - Brugge, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2016
Pours brown/dark red with a frothy off-white head. The aroma contains malt, caramel, spices, dark fruits and alcohol. It tastes medium to heavy sweet towards the finish, light sour and light bitter. Full body and oily texture. Very alcoholic finish. A bit off-balance. Definitely a dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours a clearish ruby reddish brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, hazelnut, burnt. Flavor is chocolate, roast, hazelnut. Finish is roast, ash. Lingering chocolate and roast. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inoven (353) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
Donkerbruin, helder bier met matig schuim. Aroma van chocolade, pruimen en koffie. Volle smaak. Drop, fruit en een beetje zoet. Bier om rustig van te genieten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (699) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
The beer has a lovely look. The color of the beer is a rather dark amber. The beer is quite clear. On top there is a nice layer of rather rough white foam. The smell is nice. I smell some sour hints of yeast. They suit the dark character of the beer perfectly. The beer has a little metal hint. I also smell some caramel and licorice. It’s nice in balance I think. It’s a blend between wild teased beers and nice Belgian brown ales. The taste is nice. I taste a strong flavor of licorice, caramel, sweet syrup and a strong alcohol finish. It’s in very good balance. There are lovely sweets, bitters and a sour touch. A lovely blend between deliciousness. It’s a pity this isn’t widely on sale. It’s only available for the restaurants and cafes. Reminds me a lot of most Belgian abbey beers. Great beer, easy drinkable and high on alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ardeo (179) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2016
Belle brune acajou en bouteille 33 cl. Nez de fruits noirs, candi, caramel, alcool perceptible (porto). En bouche, petite acidité, cerises noires, prunes, sucres et étonnement une légère amertume. Finale banale. Pas mauvais mais ne "casse pas la baraque" pour une quadruple. Je préfère 2 doubles ! :-)

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