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Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Blond - Brouwerij Haacht NV

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78
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 03-09-2005)
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-27-2014 22:44:47 | More by HattedClassic
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Marius

Romania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-17-2013 05:14:27 | More by Marius
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deebo

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +24.9%

Had this as part of a sampler at a Brussels restaurant for lunch. I love that each "sample" was at least 8 oz.

A-Pours a dense 3 fingers of white head. Color is golden with just a slight haziness.

S-Slightly fruity, barley malt is definitely there.

T-Really more than I expected from the aroma. Full flavored indeed. Heavy malty upfront and in the finish. Slightly meaty/savory...odd but tasty.

M-Excellent. Very crisp and clean.

D-Very high-this is a well balanced beer that finishes very nicely inviting the next drink.

O-A blonde with more flavor than most but still finishes nicely, best of both worlds. I would like to have this one again.

01-29-2012 17:33:07 | More by deebo
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Mar02x

Netherlands

3.38/5  rDev 0%

I just bought this beer from my favorite liquor store.

A - A bright copper colored beer with a white head that disappears pretty quickly. There is a thin white layer left behind.

S - A smell of normal strength of lemon, pine and yeast.

T - Fairly dry flavor, but balanced with hop bitterness. A fresh beer with light lemon extracts.

M - Medium to high carbonation, after that the beer is slightly sticky. At the end a bitter finish.

O - A good beer but not impressive but nice and good to drink.

10-10-2011 17:22:48 | More by Mar02x
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -12.7%

very yeasty aroma.nice bubbles, lace, orange body.spicy yeasty taste,tad of fruit moderate in taste, carbonation not too much, all works towars climax of harshness.Malt has some offset. Combined with alcohol is drying.Thin mouthfeel.
Acceptable blond, have had better.

01-06-2006 04:18:14 | More by Sammy
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Wegomlegging

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +16.9%

This was brewed in a town near where I used to live, so I inevitably ran into it at a bar. I was not disappointed, as it poured yellow gold with an excellent head. I really like this style of beer in Belgium, the more I drink the more brands I want to try. Smelled of slight sweet maltiness and some yeast. Flavor was along the same lines, no real surprises here, very good light sweet maltiness with just enough hop bitter and yeast. Mouthfeel was a bit less than other brands of this style, as it seemed to leave a wet hay feeling in the mouth. Even so, very drinkable and I'm sure I'd like to have more.

02-18-2011 01:38:54 | More by Wegomlegging
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

08-28-2013 06:39:44 | More by Ciocanelu
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

On-tap in Ghent. A sweet and simple blonde. Not as thick as Leffe, but clean and pleasant - and good enough in Belgium. There's no hint of the adjuncts or sugar that were likely used, instead you get a simple, somewhat spicy Belgian blonde ale that would be a good gateway beer to the uninitiated.

04-08-2009 23:53:54 | More by tempest
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +10.7%

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fruits, yeast, malts. Taste is also malty and fruity, some alcohol is present, refreshing and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

03-23-2014 02:35:13 | More by tone77
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desint

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

05-24-2013 11:50:47 | More by desint
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RuudJH

Netherlands

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

33 cl. bottle.
Colour is orange brown. decent head, good lacing.
A very light, mellow, pleasant overall, but watery beer. It's got good malt and yeast character, grassy hops are there.
I wish it was a bit more complex and flavourfull.
This beer is ok, but there are more interesting examples in this style out there

12-21-2010 14:02:37 | More by RuudJH
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Jerseyislandbeer

Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-26-2014 20:17:14 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.33/5  rDev -1.5%

Brown 33cl bottle, best before Nov 2007, drank March 2007.

Poured into a Straffe Hendrik bowl glass, without any sediment leaving the bottle, the head suffered because of my slow pour, but it still produced a nice foaming white/off white crown on the beer. the body was an orange, tangarine colour, slight haze which made it look cloudy.

Aroma of yeasts and citrus fruits, mostly lemon or maybe limes. The label claims it has a honey aroma, I couldn't detect it until I read it was there.

Sourness at first, fizzy too, the yeast aroma carries on into the taste, no honey flavour!

The label also mentions maize as an ingrediant, this may well appear in the mouthfeel, aftertaste, which is fairly weak really.

Not the best blonde I've had, but I would have another of these, I won't hunt for one, but drink another, I would.

03-08-2007 19:49:43 | More by BlackHaddock
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ThaCreep

Belgium

3.2/5  rDev -5.3%

Nose fresh and highly enjoyable reminiscent marmalade, oranges in particular. The draft is fairly balanced, medium-bodied and round on the palate with a subtle flavor of lemonade. The aftertaste is fine but the yeast in the end leaves a bitter bottle. A refreshing lager, A bit below the Leffe Blonde, but lacks a little flavor in the mouth to leave a souvenir.

01-02-2010 16:54:13 | More by ThaCreep
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safaricook

Netherlands

2.5/5  rDev -26%

07-15-2012 18:29:09 | More by safaricook
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rarbring

Sweden

3.73/5  rDev +10.4%

A clear deep golden brew, an off-white head with some lacing but small curtains.

Smelling of fruits, boiled sausage, spices.

Sweet soft bread, some spices, ripe orange peel.

Little carbonation, soft and oily, a good body, a slightly dry finish.

A full blonde, a nice harmonic taste picture.

03-16-2012 21:45:41 | More by rarbring
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

06-01-2014 00:43:32 | More by outoffocus
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Groguns


3/5  rDev -11.2%

08-10-2014 18:26:56 | More by Groguns
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +5%

(best before date - L06/03/15 - poured into a balloon)

A: second time having this now - huge, cottony-spongy of foam both times - couldn't pour the whole bottle in the glass... mostly clear, orange-y gold liquid... the head takes a little bit to recede into the liquid... maintains a medium-full, misty cap... fair amount of crystalline, sudsy lace

S: spicy, lightly fruity-estery sweet, vaguely-sulfur Danish lager-like character... faint caramel-kissed peach note in the back

T: like a mildly-drier Leffe Blond with a hint of wholegrain cracker... moderate phenolic spiciness in the finish, as well as a chamomile-like, apple-y note... surprisingly assertive, flowery bitterness toward the end, as well as a residual citrus-pith tartness... has an overall industrial Tripel yeast character

M: roundish, light-medium bodied enveloped in an expansive foamy wash... bit of a tart puckering left on the edges of the tongue... all in all, quite dry

O: not bad... probably wouldn't seek it out to savor on its own... maybe best suited as an on-the-go or happy hour beer... curious to pair it with the cheeses listed on their site - I can see it pairing nice with a sharp, salty type

04-30-2014 21:56:01 | More by Bouleboubier
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev +8.9%

Subtle and certainly fuller with character than your typical stalwart lager, this lightly spiced and honeyish ale reminds me of a crisper and cleanly flavored Leffe Blonde- perfectly fitting the slight damp evening at Galgenhuisje Cafe in Gent.

The pour from draft reveals a chalice of bright golden elixir that's aptly carbonated for a beer brimming with spritzy bubbles that congregate in a creamy and slightly rocky, cotton white head.

Perfumy aromas of corriander and ripe oranges hint towards witbiers, but pull back when it comes to wheat. Instead, a the full scent of pilsner malts gives a cracker-like snap to the scent and provides a firm underpinning to the fruity esters and yeasty spice.

Full pilsner flavors deliver a semi-sweet taste of fresh baked breads, lightly kilned grain, and softer powdered sugar that gives a firm and pleasant introduction to the tongue. A middle palate full of juicy candy-coated fruits, soft and supple spice of curacao, coriander, white pepper, ripe oranges, and appricots. The malty-dry taste finishes with a mild herbal and minty hop bitterness that balances the beer but never adopts undue attention.

Medium-light on the palate, the zesty carbonation pulls the malt sugars from the tongue and ushers in a peppery dry, mildly alcoholic warm mid palate that extends into finish. Light acids play on the mouth and gives a well-suited refreshment to the beer.

With its understated demeanor, Tongerlo blonde ale provides the crisp malt taste of classy German lagers, but the characterful yeast of peppery spice and fruity esters layer on more character with dryness and herbal essence.

05-05-2012 17:55:18 | More by BEERchitect
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +5%

I had this brew on tap at a little bar in Gent. Served from a wide-mouthed goblet, the brew has a modest head and a bit of a haze. It's color is a mix between dark-yellow and orange, with relatively low carbonation. The aroma has a nice mix of esters and spice, backed by a pale malt smell. Not much in the way of hops in the nose. The taste is a little sweet, with a hint of aromatic spices. There's a little pepper and lemon as well. It's not overly complex, which makes it drinkable. Medium mouthfeel, but probably a bit light for most beers in it's class. This is a solidly good beer, but uninteresting as a Belgian.

07-06-2007 21:23:01 | More by Suds
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.8/5  rDev +12.4%

A wonderfull poorout was the first thing I noticed about this beer witch name Dubbel Blond sounds strange; aren't they all Dubbel brown/dark? Anyway head is more then just OK staying long and layers of foam stick at the sides of the glas staying even longer. This with a clear and bronzegolden beercolor make presance more then just good. Nose is lots of yeastspice remembering litle of champagne and some apricotesters also there. Further nice maltsmell so all together a good nose.
Taste is litle empty but clean a having a good maltyness before ending only litle bitter. Mouthfeel is plesant though and drinkability is good and this brew floats down easy.

03-09-2005 12:23:08 | More by paterlodie
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janubio

Spain

3.04/5  rDev -10.1%

330 ml. bottle. Gloden to orange colour, with a big creamy white head that sticks to the class and lasts for a good while. Smell of bubblegum, cloves, tropical fruits. Medium body, light palate. Taste is just the same as smell: bubblegum, clove, tropical fruits, spices.

07-16-2014 21:27:44 | More by janubio
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours a slightly hazy but bright golden, medium white head forms, sticks around, laces nicely. Smell is sweet honey, citrus, yeast and slight sourness. Taste is malty, with grains, honey, citrus, orange peel, clean bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium to low bodied, with medium carbonation. Not a bad blond.

01-12-2006 20:04:10 | More by Viggo
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jibjib513

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

03-23-2013 19:05:31 | More by jibjib513
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Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Blond from Brouwerij Haacht NV
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