Grimbergen Double

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Type: Dubbel
  • Brewed by: Grimbergen
  • Availability: Year Round
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  • Region Available: Australia, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Poland
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Bread - Dark
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Boots
  • Website: http://www.alken-maes.be/
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  • 6.50% 
  • 609/3686 
Commercial Description

Double has undergone two fermentations, which gives this ale a chocolatey, toffee taste with a warming brandy-like finish.

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  • May 9, 2014
    JimBeam1983 (152)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Microbrewery explorer
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    I found this brew at my local spot today and I thought it would be fun to try out a double amber. I have known of Kronenbourg for some time but I had never heard of this product before.

    330ml bottle served in a snifter around 6 degrees:

    Pours a liquorish and very dark copper robe with deep fiery highlights. The head is about one finger thick with a slight tan and semi-frothy structure. Retention is minimal and you are soon left with a spotted layer of foam and very little lacing. As for carbonation, it is almost absent.

    The nose is mostly sweet and liquorish giving hints of caramel, sugar cane and brandy. There is a solvant/alcohol backbone to the aroma of this beer I thought gave it a good punch, but that's maybe because I work in a lab with chemicals all day.

    Tkaing a sip, you get a blend of sugar, caramel malts and alcohol, giving you this brandy element once again. The brew has a fair amount of corpus but I still felt it to be (too) aqueous. It finishes quite abruptly with all that sweetness just fading away at warp 9 with no aftertaste.

    Overall this brew is enjoyable. I like the style and appearance but I think that with just a little more density, this brew would be awesome. I'd say it was a good try. Cheers!