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


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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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French version brewed by Kronenbourg.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (398) - - SEP 20, 2013
Dark red brown bright color. Smell of alcohol. Taste from red ripe summer fruits and a little bit sweet. Lacks depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (146) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (934) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 10.12.15. Pours clear dark ruby with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, caramel, vinous notes. Flavor is sweet, malt, dark fruits, caramel, red wine like notes, yeast, and some alcohol. Finish is dry bitter with some warming alcohol. Overall: nice brew, but I don’t enjoy it as much as I usually enjoy quads.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1112) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 10, 2014
Couleur ambrée, sombre, légère mousse beige. Nez fruits noirs, sucre candy et malt, voir figues sèches, bananes et sucres. Gout très fruité (fruits secs et noirs), figues, malt, notes levures et bananes avec fin légère acide et levures astringent es. Pas trop mal a la base mais on ressent le coté "industriel" de cette bière... Donc pas trop mal, mais pas un top. Bien buvable quand même.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PaulW (100) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Pours dark caramel in colour. Aroma is of malt syrup and dark fuit. Taste carries these through, but crystal malt type flavours predominate, perhaps too much sool. Not as sweet as I expected, with a pleasing dryness at the end. Probably good with food? Not bad, but had better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scanovajr (642) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - OCT 28, 2014
Bottled. A clear amber beer with a medium sized creamy white head. Aroma is malty caramel with some spices. Taste is sweet and fruity with some mild bitterness in the end. A bit too sweet

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tricksta_p (1338) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
Aroma of malt, caramel, sweet and overripe dark fruits, sugar, raisins. Flavour is sickeningly sweet and alcoholic. Sticky mouthfeel. Nasty artificial aspect to it that totally ruins this beer. Overrated junk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
camoes (210) - PORTUGAL - OCT 13, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 10:43 <2>. AROMA: sweet malty profile with caramel notes. alcohol notes with a bit of solventy character. some esters but faint. APPEARANCE: deep amber color with ruby highlights. translucent. large tanned head with good retention. alcohol derived viscosity with lacing. TASTE: sweet malty profile with some esters reminiscent of dried grapes. strong alcohol presence almost solventy. some caramel notes. low bitterness and a semi-dry finish. no hop flavours. PALATE: medium body with high carbonation. some alcohol warmth noticeable. OVERALL: a belgian strong ale that lacks complexity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ulysse (120) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2014
Aroma is kind of strange. Not unlike the rancid sweat. It tastes like regular grimbergen with an added rosted malt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vincentvega72 (68) - - SEP 6, 2014
Donkerbruin bier met roodachtige gloed. Er zit van alles in het aroma. Beetje zurig, beetje fruitig, beetje moutig. Volle robuuste smaak met licht zurige afdronk. Voor een Grimbergen is dit best wel een lekker bier maar zou er geen twee na elkaar drinken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (1142) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
33cl bottle at local Greek restaurant. Clear amber brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with bitter tones. Malts, caramel, dark fruits, herbs and spices. A nice strong brew.

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