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Ter Doolen (Dolen) Donker (Double Dark)

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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (659) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (398) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of sugar syrup. Taste is soft sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nathanvc (65) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2014
Taste this beer many times. Also very good score @ blindtasting dark abbybeer 2012 WBF. Almost clear brown color, with reddish shine and creamy beige very stable head. Aroma: sweet, yeast, red fruits note. Medium body. Taste: sweet, good malts, some bitter, red fruits. Good one!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (433) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Straddles the line of dubbel and stout in a pretty great way. Dark brown, tan head, sweet dark fruit aroma, nice balanced flavor with some sturdy hop edge. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (139) - 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 (80) - - OCT 21, 2014
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 (2464) - 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 (417) - - 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 (498) - 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.


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