RATINGS: 1685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Double has undergone two fermentations, which gives this ale a chocolatey, toffee taste with a warming brandy-like finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2011
I recently had the chance to enjoy a Grimbergen Double Abbey, a lovely treat from the Flemish town of the same name, just north of Brussels. Its history dates back to 1128 at the abbey that Saint Norbert of Xanten (I’ve even been to Xanten—a tourist trap of “Roman” ruins if there ever was one) built for Premostratensian Communists of the day—a communal society in the area, which became famous for their hospitality. Now owned by the Alken Maes group (and unfortunately no longer brewed at the abbey), they churn out a half dozen traditional brews of ascending color and strength. The Double—or Dubbel—is their brown ale, checking in at 6.5 percent ABV. It pours deep brown with low carbonation and a soft body. The nose opens with a maple sweetness and hints of a young yeast, which is rather surprising considering the travel time. The glass nonetheless laces wonderfully on the way down as the soft, white head keeps count to the final sip. This one is better than most, particulary as an import.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maracuja05 (936) - Mainz, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2017
05-01-17 // bottle. Pours a dark amber coloured beer, small head. Nose is sweet caramel. Taste is sweet, some caramel and toffee, malty. Nah not my beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAGICuenca91 (18) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2017
Muy buena cerveza. La mejor de la marca Grimbergen. Un aroma y sabor a caramelo/toffe indiscutible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (1268) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2017
Brun/röd med litet skum. Doftar och karamellmalt och lite torkad frukt. Söt med lite beska

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abirres (95) - Salamanca, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2016
Marrón-cobrizo profundo con rojizos matices rubí, espuma color ocre de baja retención. En nariz se nota maltosa, caramelo quemado, regaliz, notas especiadas y a hierbas. En boca, dulce a caramelo, maltas tostadas y notas especiadas. Carbónico y cuerpo medio.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MasDen (205) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - DEC 24, 2016
Aroma: bread, sweetness. Appearance: dark ruby, clear, small head. Taste: sweetness, malt, bread. Palate: middle body, middle carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Villyzzz (228) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2016
Pours dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is mild dried fruits, malts and apple. Taste is roasted malts, some dried fruits and hints of apple and booze. Bit watery for the style. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sumo234 (70) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - DEC 20, 2016
Dark amber color with low beige head. Aroma is light chocholate. Light toffee taste with a nice brandy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hauxe (514) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2016
Pours dark amber from the bottle. The head is thick and sudsy, but soon fades to a thin layer of creamy lacing. Aroma is prune, raisin, cherry, milk chocolate. Nice start. Taste is sweet, with noticeable brown sugar and caramel. Stays sweet into the lightly warming finish, where a light chocolate note arises. Decent enough, although this eventually feels to some extent like going through the motions. Despite being overall medium bodied, the beer has a watery note to it at times, really more in the taste than the palate. It can be overlooked, but the flavors that do come through seem to collide more than complement each other. Not bad, but there are better Dubbels out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vlada94 (27) - Nis, SERBIA - DEC 13, 2016
no foam, light brown colour , clear, aroma of caramel , light sweetness. nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ritzn (757) - Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
Brown/ruby with almost no head. Aroma is cedar wood, clove, phenols, slight smoke and some dark fruit. Heavy. Taste is slight bitterness with phenolic sweetness, smokey and heavy. Rather oily mouthfeel, little spicyness, not much carbonation. Heavy without an easy going counterpart, no real character, apart from that ok.

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