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Ter Doolen (Dolen) Donker (Double Dark)

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

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (46) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
Sugar cane aroma. Rather foamy. Quite light taste but still boasts enough flavors. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Would be suitable to drink a few in a row.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
florent.janssens (3) - - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
Belle mousse qui reste. Cette bière a une belle odeur de canne à sucre. cette bière est crémeuse et a un goût peu prononcé mais très agréable avec un arrière goût légèrement amer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2087) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
Abbey dubbel since 1994 (though it bears no relationship at all to any abbey) with pale beige head and dark chestnut colour. Malty profile with yeastiness and delicate candi sugar sweetishness, appealing, with good hop bitterish finish for balance. A lot better than the Blond, if you ask me, and apart from the Armand the best Ter Dolen to my personal taste.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
gueuze (390) - - OCT 12, 2014
Geruch ist röstig, die Röstigkeit zieht sich mit in den Geschmack. Dann weiter süß, unheimlich süß. Sehr krass karbonisiert. Metallischer Nachgeschmack. Schade.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (363) - LATVIA - OCT 1, 2014
Coffee aroma. Dark brown with medium yellow head. Dry stout style taste, slightly bitter with some sweetness around the tongue, strong coffee notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1302) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
Roodbruine kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt zoet, caramel, gebrand. Beetje stroperig. Smaakt bitterzoet, kers en kruiden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (524) - Diest, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
From tap at Ter dolen brewery. Dark, almost black with a beige head. Nose. Caramel, chocolate, hop, candi sugar. Nice nose. Taste. Chocolate, malt, dark malts. In the Finish the alcohol kicks in in the act, dry, even bitter. Does remind me on prearis Quadruple but less. Overall Okey to good brown one. Technical correct beer, but won’t win a game.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (216) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Dark brown beer with a nice head, lite carbonation. Taste is caramel, biscuits, dark candy some chocolade. Afthertaste is lite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een heel lekker donker bier met goed wat smaak aan. Het beste van Ter Dolen dat ik gedronken heb

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (752) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Opaque dark brown color, good creamy tan head, recedes slowly to thin – still – creamy layer, fair lacing; aroma sweet roasted malts, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, dark chocolate, licorice, clove; taste moderate sweet, light bitter, slighty roasted, some chocolate; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation; dry bittersweet finish. Nice dubbel.


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