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


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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
French version brewed by Kronenbourg.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lord_totenkopf (314) - Budapest, - NOV 8, 2012
Very dark amber colour with big head. Aroma is sour, some mould mushroom and yeast. The sour part is dominant in the taste, but along comes the fruity sweetness (with forest berries and apple).

elosop (423) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2017
Mörk bärnstensfärgad med tunt vitt skum. Doftar malt och lite sött. Smaken fyllig, söt, lite choklad och sirapsmalt. Eftersmaken hyggligt lång, söt och lite alkoholanstruken.

homeini (273) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 17, 2017
Aromat karmel, toffi, przyprawy. W smaku jest balans, nie za słodko. Całkiem przyjemne piwo.

huineman (691) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 30, 2017
33 cl bottle served in Grimbergen chalice. Pours dark crystal ruby red (the colour reminds me much more of Hobgoblin ale than any quadrupel I remember). Head is off-white to tan, poorly lacing, bad retention. Aroma is a little estery (nail polish) and loads of fruits: strawberry, redcurrant, cherry, banana. Taste is sweetish, tart, fresh and a little metallic. No bitterness. Mouthfeel is fizzy, medium-bodied, short-lingering. So-so: not bad, not good either.

Wixie (589) - BELGIUM - APR 24, 2017
Clear brown liquid, large head. Semi fruity aroma, with hints of oak. Medium body, hardly any carbonation. Taste is sweet.

alteregoo (1451) - Kalisz, POLAND - APR 21, 2017
Piana obfita, średnio trwała. Barwa miedziana, klarowna. Aromat lekko kwaskowy, troszkę owoców, karmelu, rodzynek, starego chmielu i gwoździ. W smaku dość słodkie, są figi, kandyzowane owoce, karmel, miód, lekka kwaskowość suszonej żurawiny, średnia do niskiej, ziołowo pestkowa goryczka. W posmaku znów wyraźny skunks i solidna żelazistość. Wysokie wysycenie, wodniste, z lekkim alkoholowym pieczeniem w odczuciu.
Jeden ze słabszych quadów, jakie dane mi było degustować na blogu, a liczne wady nie pomagają. Budzi skojarzenia z gorszymi warkami Gulden Draak.

Michael27 (2002) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 14, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Klares Braun mit stark entwickelter Schaumkrone im Glas. Alkohollastige Malzigkeit. Der industrielle Charakter schaut durch.

davidf93 (133) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 22, 2017
Orangey see through colour, good amount of lacing. Oak cherry smells, some carbonation. Light medium body.

ALIBALI (2122) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2017
Dicker Sauerteig im Gesicht. Der Belgier mit Kreuzkümmelatem. Krass oversweatet, Korpus zu schlapp, BCWishes ohne Grund... Als Quad einen Enttäuschung. 0,33l Bottle im DE BRABANTSE AAP in Amsterdam.

MBlessing (1312) - Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2017
Trübes braun, schöner cremiger schaum, Geruch nach Malz und Weinbrand etwas säuerliche in Hauch Vanille , Geschmack ist recht fruchtig mit Rosinen etwas süß sehr reife Banane etwas alkoholisch Weinbrand, eigentlich ganz lecker

Evilman (247) - Taverny, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2017
I do like Grimbergen beers, despite the fact they tends to use more artificial and exotic elements to difference themselves from others. I heard about this one from my local "beertender", apparently a strong one. Difficult to believe at first, but seeing its average score on ratebeer, I had to try it, especially after I bought one for a friend without knowing what it worth. Well, this was good indeed. Strong hints of caramel and spices, high alcohol level and much deeper taste than other Grimbergen products. A pleasant surprise. Still not on the same level as my favorite abbey beers but definitely APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW!

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