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


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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.

GSAP's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GSAP (675) - - JAN 13, 2013
Aroma is roggebrood, koffie en wat vanille. Smaak richting weke koffie, wat bitter na, zacht caramel eroverheen. Korte nasmaak. Licht bruinwitte kraag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuanFlk80 (78) - SPAIN - JUN 11, 2016
Botella 33cl Cerveceria Kraken ( Oviedo ) Aroma maltoso, espuma fina persistente, apariencia oscura, sabor suave a malta y caramelo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inoven (190) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
Fles thuis gedeeld. Diep donkerbruin helder bier met veel schuim. Goed aroma, caramel. Smaak is zoet, caramelachtig en fruitig. Nasmaak is redelijk vlug weg. Lekker bier om rustig van te genieten.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricksta_p (3155) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is dark malt, caramel, candy sugar, raisins, spicy notes, touch of dark chocolate. Flavour is medium sweet. Body is medium. Too much candy sugar for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (1159) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht zoet, licht bitter met iets van karamel en anijs. Komt iets te licht over anders zou dit een beter bier geweest zijn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (10741) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit, malt, caramel, spice, yeast, hops and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2016
F: average, creamy, off-white, average lasting. C: very dark, non-transparent. A: malty, caramel, coffee, plums, dark cherries, brown sugar, yeast. T: malty, chocolate malty, yeasty, dusty, dark fruits, pear, bitter dry hop on the palate, better than the blond version, full body, lower carbonation, 0,33l bottle from Beer Mania in Brussels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (518) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Dark brown, medium stable head, some sediment. A: dark malts, hint of rye, alcohol note, maybe even some paint thinner. T: copper note upfront. Sweet malts, light, bit like cola, faint chocolate note. Development is light fruity, light oily, biscuit note. Aftertaste has a swelling bitterness with notes of dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2418) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. (bb 17/02/2013 - this is from old notes). Smells better than it tastes. A little thin for the ABV. Nice malty earthiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle, Cheers Craig, April 2014 Not So Fools Tasting (rating backlog) Pours brown red tinge off white thin head. Nose is fruity, dark berry fruits, raisins, classic Belgium style nose. Taste is fruity, banana, chocolate, slight oxidisation which did not harm the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (2761) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle @ home. Dark brown, beige foam. Weak aroma of coffee, caramel and light roasted malts. Light sweet, light bitter finish. Ok.

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