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Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Blond - Brouwerij Haacht NV

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BA SCORE
79
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of Sammy
2.95/5  rDev -13%

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.

Sammy, Jan 06, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%

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.

BEERchitect, May 05, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

BlackHaddock, Mar 08, 2007
Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

tempest, Apr 08, 2009
Photo of wl0307
2.95/5  rDev -13%

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, at 6.5%abv.; BB 07/08/14, served chilled in a stemmed goblet.

Appearance: pours a very clear, dark golden colour coming with a thin off-white foamy head and rather light but constant carbonation.
Smell: light-coloured prune-dominated aroma, edged with very pale malts, sweet lemons or Goldings’ aroma, and a weird old-rusty note. Besides these elements, even after a very good swirl is there very little to come through. Not nice and very simplistic.
Taste: quite fizzy, the taste is bitter-sweet and lightly estery & acidic-fruity, featuring light-coloured (lager) malts, dried grassiness, lemon-ness, prunes, overripe fruitiness (types unknown), as well as a semi-dry and chewy-spicy palate of hop bitterness to linger in the finish, along with a belated entry of alc. warmth.
Mouthfeel & Overall: really very normal, mundane, and slightly watery at the end of each sip, this sufficiently refreshing, albeit quite fizzy, medium-bodied pale beer doesn’t show a properly complex flavour profile, or maybe being simplistic and its almost Pilsner-like quality is what it meant to achieve. Alas, this is not my cup of tea.

wl0307, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
Photo of Viggo
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

Viggo, Jan 12, 2006
Photo of DrJay
2.93/5  rDev -13.6%

Hazy medium yellow, white head that showed some lace. Very yeasty aroma, buttery, with a bit of fruit. Mild maltiness with a sweet finish. Not really much flavour, but the yeast sure shines through. A bit harsh in the finish, but not overpowering. Light body, fairly high carbonation. Overall it's okay, but once was enough.

DrJay, Jan 07, 2006
Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

tone77, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of drpimento
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%

Very basic straightforward simple belgian beer. Not a lot going on, but there's not meant to be a lot happening here. Not a bad beer at all. Poured with a nice foamy frothy off white head that diminished to a thin cover after a bit and good lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is a mild belgian tripel. Flavor's the same. Carbonation and body are good. Finish is easy. Session beer.

drpimento, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of outoffocus
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

outoffocus, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Suds
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

Suds, Jul 06, 2007
Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dcmchew, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Ciocanelu, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of rarbring
3.73/5  rDev +10%

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.

rarbring, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

On tap in Antwerp at a random bar . Pours orangish colored with a small fluffy white head . Aroma of yeasty funk and some caramel and bready noted. Flavor is bready caramel with some extra yeast funk, fruit sweetness c and maybe a hint of spice mixed in. Light bodied, crisp, and clean with medium plus carbonation. Decent easy drinking brew.

BMMillsy, Friday at 06:19 PM
Photo of thierrynantes
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : bière de couleur ambrée, mousse abondante et tenace
Smell : nez de caramel
Taste and mouthfeel : goût malté, final un peu sèche
Drinkability : une bière correcte dans le style Belgian strong ale

thierrynantes, Nov 25, 2007
Photo of paterlodie
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%

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.

paterlodie, Mar 09, 2005
Photo of GJ40
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

GJ40, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Brabander
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%

Got this beer for my birthday with some more nice Belgian beers. Tonight i tried this blonde.

Poured i a Maredsous chalice the beer shows a very nice appearance with a nice and firm head and a good carbonation.

Good smell and taste, you smell the yeast and the slightly bitterness of the hop. The beer is well balanced for a blond. It is not as good as the Westvleteren or the Achel blond but it is very drinkable.

Brabander, May 02, 2010
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

eduardolinhalis, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

mattfancett, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%

(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

Bouleboubier, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of safaricook
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

safaricook, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of heygeebee
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%

Bottle notes 6.5%

Pours a three finger head for a modest pour. Golden/straw body.

Aromas of Beligian yeast/sugars, some marizipan.

Taste is dry and complex. Some Champagne notes. Some mandarin/tangerine. Dry finish, and refeshing. Let down by a watery element.

Mouthfeel is light

All in all not bad in a crowded Belgian arena.

heygeebee, Apr 14, 2012
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Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Blond from Brouwerij Haacht NV
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