Grimbergen is a brand of Belgian beer
brewed by the Maes brewery in Belgium
. Originally made by the monk
s of the Grimbergen abbey
in northern Belgium, production was halted due to secular
ization around the time of the French Revolution
. Fortunately for us, the abbey was re-established in the mid-1800s, and the nectar
began flowing once again.
That I am aware of, there are currently four types of this beer offered: a dark double; a golden triple, a wheat variety called a blonde; and a doozie called the Optimo Bruno, which runs around 10.5% alcohol content by volume.
Grimbergen beers have complex appearances, flavors, and finishes, and are held in high esteem by the likes of Michael Jackson, the Beer Hunter. And no - I'm not talking about the silly little man with the glove.