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Ter Doolen (Dolen) Donker (Double Dark)

Brewed by Brouwerij de Dool
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Helchteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Translated from the Dutch on brewer’s website: Originally brewed as a Christmas beer, this irresistible dark beer for tasting at 7.1% ABV became a permanent fixture almost immediately. It’s a mildly fruit, lightly sweet and soft dark warm fermented abbey beer with three types of malt and two types of hops and additions of light and dark candy sugar. The biggest proportion of malt is Munich barley malt, which has been killed a slightly higher temperature to give a slightly more coloured character than usual. This gives Ter Dolen Donker its biscuit-like flavour. Added to this are light hints of caramel from some caramel malts, along with the typical flavours of light and dark candy sugar. Our Donker is bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (241) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours almost black with tanned coloured head. Lots of roast, coffee, a bit chocolate, caramel and dark fruits. Some "belgian yeasty ness". Kind of sweet at first but bitterness of the dark malts and hops cut through for a dry finish. It far from the typical bruin. Much more like a stout brewed with a strong belgian yeast. Really nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (1135) - SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
Flaska från Belgianbeerfactory. Fruktiga dofter med soltorkade russin och färska fikon. Fruktig smak med en lätt halmig humlebeska. Lång och varaktig eftersmak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
timmwillum (85) - BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2015
Meget mørk donkel med let halvflygtigt gyldent skum. Ret svag næse af pære og en anelse jern. Starter frisk med humle og rigeligt kulsyre. Midtvejs kommer lidt sødme som sluttes af med en lang bitter og dejlig krydret eftersmag. Super brune. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5638) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
*Old rating, best before 05.10. Schön dunkel, tief, leicht alkoholisch. Klebrig. Süffig, malzig mit dunkelfruchtigen Aromen. Ganz nett.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (438) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Almost opaque black color with light brown quite thick head. Aroma has caramel, ripe fruits and raisin. Taste is first sweet but ends with a somewhat bitter and not that sweet aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, coffee, chocolate, spices and some bitter elements.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (1638) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown with big beige head. Brown sugar, plums, dried pear, rye bread, hopjes, more fruits. Light chocolate and licorice. Quite sweet with light tart touch. Medium bodied with full carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thanatosti (1187) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Clear brown with a beige head. Malty aroma with some molasses and hops. Rather bitter for a dubbel, reminds me more of a stout to be honest. Nice long finish. Again a very nice atypical (for the style) beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (998) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2015 33cl flesje via Jumbo, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 7,1% Uitgeschonken in Keyte glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met schuimkraag die snel wegtrekt Aroma en smaak: donker fruit, kandijsuiker, zoetig, caramel Conclusie: lekker dubbel met mooie smaken voor een dubbel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (550) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of sugar syrup. Taste is soft sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nathanvc (67) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2014
It appears hazy dark red-brown with a medium to minimal tan head that doesn’t last long. The aroma has a lot of coffee, some caramel and chocolate. It tastes medium sweet and light bitter. The finish is dry; the mouthfeel is a bit syrupy. A decent abbey beer.

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