Grimbergen Blanche Review

February 20, 2022

Tasting Grimbergen Blanche

This is a hazy light golden bodied beer with small head, but the head doesn’t disappear which is good. The Grimbergen Abbey has been brewing beer since the 14th Century, so it’s pretty safe to say they’ve had plenty of experience. Available in 25cl and also 33cl bottles. So let’s check out this Bière Grimbergen Blanche!

Bière Grimbergen Blanche

What’s In It

Water, barley malt, glucose syrup, wheat malt, spice flavourings, aromatic caramel, hop extract.


Tastes Like

Light, floral, citrusy taste, typical Belgian beer in appearance. Citrus, coriander and cloves aroma which come through in the taste combine with a very subtle sweetness. Further down the glass, this sweetness becomes slightly more evident. Hints now of cereals and vanilla keep this from becoming unpleasant. The orange comes through and there’s also a very slight hint of banana possibly tucked away in there.
Aromas- Ripe fruit and spicy notes of cloves.

IN THE MOUTH: An intense beer that combines sweet and bitter flavors. Dominant aromas of pineapple, macerated fruit and spicy notes characteristic of cloves.

AFTERTASTE: Extremely persistent beer with spicy and fruity aromas and notes of bitterness, yeast and licorice. This was a fun tasting session.

The Data

  • Bottle size: 330 ml
  • Alcohol content: 6.7 %
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  • Serving Size: 330 ml

Grimbergen Blanche Beer Enjoyment Score Total

I liked this, the very subtle vanilla and cereal sweetness lasted down to the bottom of the glass. This beer is a nice brew. it’s not as rough and ready as some Belgian brews. It doesn’t have the roughness or punch either, compared to some which added to the enjoyment. At  over 6% volume this is worthy of a 7.5 out of 10 any day of the week.


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