Sunday, April 1, 2012

Brouwerij Alken-Maes Phoenix Grimbergen Abbey Dubbel

While visiting Pittsburgh and the Bottleshop Cafe, I ordered a bottle of Brouwerij Alken-Maes Phoenix Grimbergen Abbey Dubbel. The beer pours a dark brown color with a frothy beige head. The aroma is sweet and malty with cherry, raisin, and fig. The taste is also sweet and malty with hints of cherry surrounded by fig, raisin, and date. It has a lightly carbonated body that foams up a bit. The alcohol content is 6.5% ABV. This beer falls somewhat on the sweet side, and I wasn’t completely sold on the mouth feel. While it is a nice beer, it’s not one that would get ordered over any of the Trappist dubbels.

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