Grimbergen Optimo Bruno 33cl

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Grimbergen Optimo Bruno is a brown a top fermentation beer, re-fermented in the bottle. It has a very full flavor, a high density and a strong aftertaste, rich in alcohol. It was originally an Easter beer, but because of its huge success, it is now available all year round. Just like all other Grimbergen beers, it only contains four ingredients: barley malt, water, hops and yeast. It has an alcohol content of 10%.

Serving temperature: 8-10°C

Additional information:

The brewing history at the abbey of Grimbergen dates back to 1128. The abbey has had a turbulent history, which is reflected in the logo of their beers: a phoenix with the Latin text "Ardet nec consumitur". This means: "burns, but doesn't perish" and it refers to the many times that the abbey has been on fire, but it was rebuilt and survived every time. During these turbulent times, the monks had to stop their brewing activities.

It wasn’t until 1958 when brewery Alken-Maes signed a licensing deal with the monks that Grimbergen beers surfaced again. Grimbergen Optimo Bruno is one of the more recent beers, it has been brewed in its current form since 1988 and it is a stronger and richer version of traditional Grimbergen Dubbel. Another, even more recent beer is Grimbergen Goud, a strong blond beer that was launched in 2008. 

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First of all, you should bear in mind that during transport the bottles might have been thrown around quite a bit and that it’s not a good idea to drink them immediately. We advise you to let the bottles rest in an upright position in a dark and cool place for at least 48 hours. This will allow the yeast to sink to the bottom of the bottle again, and it will also prevent an outburst of foam when you open them. Beers are best kept in an upright position (to make sure the yeast residue remains at the bottom) and in a dark and cool a cool place. (The ideal temperature is 10-12°C (50-55°F) and it is also important the temperature remains as stable as possible.) It is best to drink all beers before the expiry date mentioned on the bottle.  Some brewers, however, mention the bottling date rather than the expiry date on their bottles.
Reviews for Grimbergen Optimo Bruno 33cl
3 out of 5, based on 2 reviews
Howard from London on May 28, 2016
This beer did not live up to expectations. The lingering aftertaste is consistently unpleasant and after enjoying the Grimbergen Trippel as well as many dark beers, I wouldn't recommend the Optimo Bruno.
Robert Saunders from England on Jun 08, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber together with a medium cream coloured head.Therein lies a perfect combination of sweet and sour with hardly a trace of bitterness.The aroma is malty and the underlying taste is yeasty together with fruits of the darker variety.The finish is long and satisfying.Hard to fault in any way and will please any lover of strong dark beers.