Grimbergen Dubbel is a dark top fermentation beer. It is also known under the names ‘Grimbergen Brune’ or ‘Grimbergen Dark’. It has a dark-reddisch color, a full and bitter flavor with hints of chocolate and toffee and a nice warming finish. It was Grimbergen's first abbey beer and it has an alcohol content of 6.5%.
Serving temperature: 8-10°C
In 1128 the Norbertine monks decided to build an abbey near the Belgian village of Grimbergen, just outside of Belgium’s capital. In these days, it was considered normal that the monks would brew a beer for the local villagers and for the many pilgrims who sought shelter in the abbey. During the Middle Ages, the Norbertine monks built abbeys (with breweries) in many different paces in Belgium, Leffe is another such abbey that is well known to beer lovers.
At that time, the only known brewing style was top fermentation, and the preferred beer was dark, so the monks of Grimbergen brew a dark top fermentation beer: Grimbergen Double. Much later, they also started to brew a blonde beer: Grimbergen Blonde. And after that, when they found the blond beer not strong enough anymore, they came up with Grimbergen Tripel.