Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday Tasting: Grimbergen Double Ale

Last Friday, after a work week of no running, I decided I deserved a tasty beverage to go along with an equally tasty dinner from Swenson's. The Enthusiast and I popped over to Acme No. 1 to peruse the beer aisle. My taste buds have lately leaned toward all things Belgian, and as luck would have it Acme had a sixer of Grimbergen Double Ale on sale.

Grimbergen Double Ale (or Dubbel) is brewed by Alken-Maes group, based in Waarloos, Belgium. it's a Trappist style ale and pours as a dark amber brown with a moderate and bubbly head. It weighs in at 6.5 percent ABV.

The flavor is sweet and malty, with a crisp tinge of tart fruitiness and a bit of a boozy undertone. It paired quite nicely with my Quarter Pounder Plus and Tater Puffs -- and especially the vanilla malt shake -- from Swenson's. The Grimbergen also helped me rest and relax Sunday night after my hilly nine-miler.

Booze Hounds Beer Rating: 3.5 Hiccups

[Drunkard's note: The Booze Hounds Beer Rating scale (0-5 Hiccups) is based on a complex mathematical formula that would be impossible to explain to such a dunderheaded audience. Let's just say the higher the score, the more likely I am to drink it again.]

4 comments:

misszippy said...

Thanks for the little trip down memory lane--Swenson's! Those were great burgers as I recall. And to buy alcohol in a grocery store! We can't do that here. The beer sounds good too.

Jamoosh said...

You leave a comment. I find your blog. Now I have a new RSS Feed.

I go through a Belgian phase every now and then. Last time I was hitting Saisons with a Trippel every now and then.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Just not a fan in general of Belgian Beer.

Wish I could taste the complexity every one else does.

Swensons still exists?!?!

BrianFlash said...

The Belgians definitely make the best (and widest variety) of beer. That's pretty much the only reason I want to visit their country someday.