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


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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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French version brewed by Kronenbourg.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle at Tito’s cafe, Georgioupolis, Crete. Reddish copper with a smaller beige head. Aroma: fruity, also dried fruits, ripe pears, syrup, red berries. Taste: dried fruits (of both the dark and exotic kind), sweet, light boozy, ripe pears and red apples, cherries in liqueur. Quite full-bodied. A pretty nice quad that doesn’t feel too heavy in the Greek heat. Doesn’t compete with the better ones though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (325) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
Deep ruby red with big frothy beige head. Aromas of plums, raisins, toffee, candi sugar. The taste matches but has a very light bitterness in the finish that stops it being cloying. Full bodied and spicy. Really quite good and gets much better as it warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (199) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Goût de pruneaux, caramel, baies confites. Douce et chaleureuse présence d’alcool ainsi qu’une touche de sucre bien dosée. Exellente

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Icedwarf (499) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Helder roodbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is wat zuurder dan de gemiddelde quadrupel, verder sporen van caramel, rode bes, citroen. Smaak blijkt redelijk lang hangen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (603) - LATVIA - FEB 18, 2015
Dark amber, bit reddish colour, clear. Small yellow head. Sweet, bit sour malty aroma. Soft caramel bitterness with quite strong acidness, touch of sweet on the tongue tip. Sweet and bitter aftertaste on he tobgue middle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Batavi (34) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Grimbergen Optimo Bruno, uitgeschonken in 33cl. Gouden Carolus bokaal. Helder bruin amberkleurig met volle beige schuimlaag. Geur: gedroogd fruit, rozijnen, pruimen, banket en warme specerijen, lekkere geur! De eerste smaak indruk is vrij zoet kandijsuiker met gebrande mout. Zachte tonen van rozijnen, walnoot, Belgische gist, specerijen: lichte smaak van kaneel en vanille, iets chocolade. De afdronk is ook prima, licht droog met zachte hop en warme alcohol. Deze quadrupel is helemaal niet verkeerd, er zijn weliswaar betere en meer complexe quadrupels maar deze Grimbergen Optimo Bruno is zeker wel een behoorlijk smaakvol bier met een mooi aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (350) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Got a bottle as a gift. Inviting dark brown beer with a creamy head. The smell is to detect a hint of sweetness reminiscent of freshly baked apple pie. A creamy, full malty flavor with fresh notes of caramelized apples. The finish is full and a alcoholic which is very warming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1251) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber body, medium head. Aroma has some dates and sweet raisins. Sweet malty and sugary taste. Alcohol is mostly covered by the sweetness. Finish has some light dried fruitiness. Where’s the character? Not comparable to the Trappist quadruples, this is a rather uninspired take on the style. But since it’s Grimbergen I was not hoping much to begin with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3207) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Tiny size, thin head, disappears. Caramel, prunes, raisins, sweet, alcohol, grainy, sour notes in aroma. Metallic, sourish, caramel, wheat, fruity, papery taste. Covers alcohol quite well. Crisp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ZodiacM (189) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
Te zoet, zowel qua geur als qua smaak. Komt daar nog bij dat het een vrij zwaar biertje is, dus niet echt lekker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (190) - BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014
Donker robijnrood met beige schuimkraag. Neus is moutig met donkere vruchten en karamel. Smaak is zoet, moutig met toetsen van donkere vruchten en karamel. Droog bitterige afdronk.

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