The Bottom Line
This Belgian ale is rich and smooth and a bit on the sweet side. With none of the sourness that is often present in Belgium's best beers, I would call this a great starter beer for anyone just getting to know Belgian ale.
- Rich, full flavor
- A bit too sweet for my taste
- Nice, easy to drink double ale
- Good "starter beer" for those just getting to know Belgian ales
- 6.5% ABV
Guide Review - Tasting Notes and Review of Grimbergen Double Ale
The beer pours dark amber and slightly hazy in the glass. The medium head is dense and tan and leaves a decent lacing. The nose is rich and packed with notes of molasses and grain. It tastes sweet with molasses and currant notes and exhibits a medium mouthfeel. There is very little balancing hops though a bit of bitterness shows up as the end of the taste and prevents the otherwise sweet beer from becoming cloying.