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.]