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Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Blond - Brouwerij Haacht NV

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 12.09%
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 darren8221
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

darren8221, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of safaricook
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

safaricook, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 heygeebee
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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
Photo of rarbring
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 deebo
4.22/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

deebo, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +18%

rekel, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Mar02x
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Mar02x, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of Wegomlegging
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Wegomlegging, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of RuudJH
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

RuudJH, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of Brabander
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 drpimento
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 ThaCreep
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

ThaCreep, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 09, 2009
Photo of thierrynantes
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 Suds
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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 BlackHaddock
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 Viggo
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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 Sammy
2.95/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 BrewMaster
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Served up on tap in a Tongerlo chalice at an unnamed cafe in Framerie, Belgium. Golden orange color with an off white head. It looks darker than many blonde Belgian beers.

Smell: Light malty scent with citrus, hay, and sand.

Taste: Big malty taste to start off. A bit over carbonated so it is rather spritzy. Some citrus, sesame, and spiciness. It strikes me as rather plain and uninteresting. All of the flavors are very light and fast. No flavor stands out or impreses me.

Mouthfeel: Mostly smooth and clean. There is a bit of harshness on the back of my palate. It may be from the overcarbonation. It's refreshing on a hot afternoon.

Drinkability: A decent soft Belgian taste, not terrible for sure, but not memorable either.

BrewMaster, Jun 29, 2005
Photo of paterlodie
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

paterlodie, Mar 09, 2005
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Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Blond from Brouwerij Haacht NV
78 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.