Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Augustijn Donker is the logical addition to the existing beers Augustijn Blonde and Augustijn Grand Cru and is a true beer of 8% alc. that appeals both the occasional as the seasoned beer lover! With the grand balance between aroma, taste and after taste, the Augustijn Donker is added value in this segment and ensures that the range of Augustijn beers reflects a delicious spectrum of tastes within the rich Belgian beer culture. The beer is not distinctly sweet, as many would expect from a dark specialty beer. It tastes rather lightly smoked with a touch of nuts and caramel.

Tyke's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tyke (18) - Den Helder, - APR 30, 2013
Minimal but rocky head that disappears quick (3 minutes). Tan foam. Color: brown. Liquid: clear/hazy. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, lively carbonation, creamy texture, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours a hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, alcoholic, roasty dark. Not nearly as good as some of the other Abbey Dubbels I’ve had recently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alex60 (70) - - APR 19, 2016
Bouteille 33cl- mousse épaisse avec grosses bulles, couleur dorée claire, odeur de malt, épices, goût: légérement sucrée, malt, épices, douce, amertume présente dés le début avec le goût de l’alcool qui persiste en bouche après dégustation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1434) - HONG KONG - MAR 19, 2016

330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Cloudy hazy dark ruby red colour with a thin trace of dirt like yeast sediments; One finger head with crumpety off-white foams which lasts for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing and quite fizzy carbonation; Fragrant aroma of dark malt, with light roastyness, light smoke, strong caramel, red fruits, brown sugar and Bel yeast; Close to medium sweet taste of moderate dark malt malt, with caramel, toffee, very light dark fruits, light alcohol, moderate brown sugar, light bread, Bel yeast, lemon, light bitter hops and light grass; Mid to light body. Slick, soapy and slightly creamy palate; Mouth feel is fair dark maltynes in a thin background. Soapy and slick. Sweetness as in brown sugar comes in right amount, not cloying but compliments the strong caramel and light fruits esters nicely. Booze is very light and well-hidden, with some pretty nice liquorices. Fair lemon to round. Quite nice!... Hoppiness is no aroma, with lemon and light grass in taste; Bitterness is low for an abrupt, fairly low astringent sweet malty finish. Fairly dry after taste. Easy and slightly bitter to mouth.

Comments: Compare to most Dubbels, this one has some naughty light smoke aroma, nice caramel and better sweet taste which suited the style. Yet the palate is somewhat thin and soapy. Slightly better than average, drinkable and worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathanvc (181) - Brugge, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2016
Pours clear and dark amber with a frothy tan head that lasts. The aroma contains malts, caramel, ripe and dried fruits, butter, bread, yeast and some alcohol. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter, which lingers moderately long. Oily texture and soft carbonation. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emdejes (14) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2016
75 cl Bottle - Expired 09/2014 This was not my kind of beer, too thin and too sweet. Lacked some complexity and refinement. Carbonation was very lively, although the age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerplace (294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2016
Small bottle, at the end of 2011. Color: dark amber. Aroma: fruity, buttery (similar to fermented baked milk) Taste: semi-sweet, slightly bitter. Mediocre, this beer not even close to Augustijn Blonde produced in 2008 and before.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
QcBeer (94) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2016
Couleur acajou, mince effervescence arborant une petite dentelle beige. Au nez, c’est malté, En bouche, c’est doux, rond. Une touche caramélisé, terreux, le sucre brun. Bien. mais pas top!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrumpy369 (257) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a clear dark amber colour. White head almost instantly disappears. Nose is booze with a hint of wood. Taste is low bitterness with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boxereddy (421) - BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2016
Helder donkerrood/bruin bier met beige snelzakkende schuimkraag. Aroma: Karamel Smaak: Zoetig Mondgevoel is vol met mooi koolzuur en lange afdronk.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
Rich and complex taste. Bitter tones here and there. Not one of my favorite dubbels, but nice to have once in a while.

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