Latest beer – Grimbergen (blond)

A new beer was launched in Malaysia a coupla days ago. Grimbergen is an ale from Belgium, and has a real long past. It’s like…  goddam medieval beer! From 883 years ago.

It went down at Brussels Beer Cafe in KL.

Ready for execution

The bottle is ol skool & dark, and very heavy. Content per bottle is 650ml.


I like the logo – a golden phoenix. The beer is served in a chalice, to add a barbarian touch.

The fathers at the Abbey of Grimbergen founded by St Norbert in the village of Grimbergen near Brussels logically used the hops and barley that grew around the abbey to make beer, which was consumed by travellers at the attached inn.

The phoenix logo is actually the abbey’s coat-of-arms. The Carlsberg Group has acquired its license to brew.

Best part is….

Don't mess

As the label shows, it’s got decent strength, and is from the year 1128. No shit.

For an ale at that strength, its extremely easy-drinking. The head is fine and creamy. It’s light-tasting, a lil sweet, with only a slight bitterness, and that only in the finish.

I wiped out several glasses like they werent there, and before i knew it, i was cruising. You would never think it’s 6.7%.

Clear gold

The beer is not really available everywhere yet. At d mo, Brussels Cafe in KL might have some, if we didnt finish ’em all that night. This initial batch of 180 bottles were brought from Singapore, but stocks direct from Belgium should be coming soon, and will be available at all Brussels Cafe outlets.

The lager’s website and FB page are in French, so no point linking here. They need to wake up.

It will cost $38++ or $43.70 net per 650ml bottle. Costly, but that’s d deal for this ancient abbey beer. Not something to drink daily.


It’s brought in by Luen Heng, a Carlsberg Malaysia subsidiary. The Blond (gold) variety is the first available, and there are plans to bring in another two varieties, And possibly draft as well. I guess that depends on how well it does here.

Brain damage: 8/10

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12 thoughts on “Latest beer – Grimbergen (blond)

  1. hey bro just wondering where can you find everclear in malaysia? college exams are over and my friends wanna get crazieeeeeeeee

    • Haha! Everclear eh? If ur lookin for shit above 45%, i suggest stuff like Wild Turkey (50.5%), or overproof rum (which i only found in LGK, 75.5%) or absinthe (60+ %). Everclear u gotta get straight from States. My friend who owns a Mexican restaurant had some brought in recently, but other than that, havent seen any here. Try buying it online

      • Hi friend…

        Is your friend still bringing Everclear for his Mexican restaurant? Maybe I could drop by his outlet and get a few bottles off him? I’m looking for good 95%+ grain alcohol but can’t find it around the klang valley…

  2. absinthe usually does the trick: 6 bottles for 20 ppl. at the end of the night 16 were completely senget until 12 pm next day. but was feeling the need for more adventure. damit. how would you rate bacardi 151?

    • Six bottles of absinthe for 20 ppl is pretty decent man. Would have caused some serious damage. “Senget” literally translated means “bent”

  3. it was pretty enough considering half of em were softies. a quarter were conked withing half an hour. also alan another more literall transalation for senget would be” soo piss drunk you got kicked out of the club for starting fights” which was exactly what happened when those 6 bottles were finished

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