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Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Bruin - Brouwerij Haacht NV

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-26-2003)
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Reviews by Bradthoc:
Photo of Bradthoc
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a dark brown and slightly cloudy with heavy white head that holds for several minutes.

First smell of this beer is that of caramel, molasses and sugars, and maybe a soft note of some toffee. As the beer lingers and begins to warm throughout consumption, the caramel and molasses scents come through more.

Drinking the beer was an experience, and I recommend drinking this one slowly, and really take in the different flavors as they come and go throughout it. The beer is medium bodied and easy to drink several throughout the night. Slightly bitter, the caramel and molasses flavors mix well on the palate. A bit of a coffee/toffee/chocolate flavor combination comes through later, towards the end of the glass.

Bradthoc, Feb 04, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Marius, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of deebo
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 with a good 3 fingers of dense tan head with significant staying power. Color is milk chocolate brown.

S-Some rich toasted malt and brown notes.

T-Malty with a fair amount of hoppy/bitter finish, but the toasted malt dominates.

M-A little thinner than I'd expect.

O-Surprised in the lack of complexity in this beer, thought their blonde was very good but this one was missing that same kind of depth.

deebo, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Mar02x
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I just bought this bottle from my favorite liquor shop.

A - A clear reddish brown liquid an appetizing off-white head. No visible carbonation.

S - A faint smell of apple and yeast.

T - Fairly dry flavor, but balanced with hop bitterness. A simple beer with in the middle a metallic aftertaste. A fresh beer with light lemon extract and a little more malt flavor than the blond version.

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 and good to drink.

Mar02x, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

mattfancett, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Some yeast, nut (from nutmeg) and malt aroma.Nice white head and brown body, lace in glass.thin-medium mouthfeel,strongly carbonated, though drinkable. Carmel, sugar,licorice,chocolate malt,tthough alcoholic. a nice one though average for this style.

Sammy, Jan 06, 2006
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Ciocanelu, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap in some town near Brussels. Served in a goblet, but not a great example. Call it a simple, cheap, but tasty dubbel or Belgian brown. A bit of cocoa and raisin flavor with a hit of sugary sweetness, this beer was fairly drinkable and very agreeable. I wouldn't suggest seeking it out, but it's not a bad option.

tempest, Apr 04, 2009
Photo of Rickus
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

Rickus, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of desint
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of RuudJH
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Colour dark red-brown, creamcoloured head.
Smell of dark fruits and caramel
Taste is bittersweet, but mainly sweet. It has some of the dark fruit notes, but mainly the caramel. Also something like milkchocolate, but only very faint. Interesting aftertaste: it's a bit spicy, but goes down smooth nevertheless.
Refreshing and warming.

RuudJH, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of Gusler
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On the pour a deep garnet with hints of mahogany, the head is ponderous in size, creamy in consistency and a winsome light tan in color, after desiccation the residual lace a fine covering sheet. Nose is malt sweet, caramel, fresh and crisp, with a malt laden and sweet start, the top middling in feel. The finish is stinging in its acidity, the hops purposeful in their spicy presence, dry and lingering aftertaste. Quite a nice drinking beer, but about average for the style like its lighter colored sister.

Gusler, Mar 26, 2003
Photo of BlackHaddock
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown bottle, 33ml, best before mid May 2007, drank 1st feb 2007.

Poured into a Brugse "Staffe Hendrik" bowl (it was the closest I could get to the correct glass).

Deep red, almost purple in colour, not a double brown, as its name suggests, still looks good though, light tanned foaming head, which stays thick throughout the drink.

What can't you smell? The complexity is fantastic (I don't give 5's), the mixture of beery (hops/malt/yeast), chocolate (Belgian and dark, burnt molasses) and dried fruit (plumbs/dates/raisans/figs) aromas is a joy.

The aroma carries on into the taste, very impressive flavours all combine to give you a beer that you will not forget, and for all the right reasons.

Filling is a good word to use here, in the mouthfeel part, this is a beer you know you have had, any thicker and you would need a knife and fork to drink it with.

I will be trying this again, hopefuly in the draught form (I am visiting Antwerp and the Zythos Fest in March 2007).

BlackHaddock, Feb 01, 2007
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2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark reddish brown. Roasted malt nose very light. Palais syrupy caramel and liquorice which is more or less on the palate but without much conviction. Some dryness of roasted malt comes in the finish but it still sounds too artificial to be convincing. It was a bit like coming face to a model, a copy of the Leffe Brune, which is not really a compliment

ThaCreep, Sep 21, 2011
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

parintele, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

patre_tim, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of rarbring
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is dark brown with hints of orange, an off-white head that leaves some curtains - and some lacing.

The smell is sweet, red fruits, spices and oranges.

The taste is sweet brown bread, porridge, candy sugar with red marmalade and fruit acidity.

Low carbonation, soft and smooth, not dry.

A nice dubbel, smooth and welcoming.

rarbring, Mar 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

kevinhughes, Jan 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

byronic, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of saltydog
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Reddish brown, decent head. Smell: Not much aroma, aside from a little candi sugar. Taste: Bland, somewhat thin tasting. Seems more of a simple brown ale (not Flander Brown!) than a Dubbel or Dark Strong Ale, but has no rummy, caramel complex malt flavors. Sweet, sugary finish.

saltydog, Nov 03, 2003
Photo of OWSLEY069
2.73/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep amber color with a white head. In the aroma, dark fruits consisting of figs and raisins. In the taste, dark fruits, but a bit watery and muted flavors. A smooth and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry dark fruit in the aftertaste. Decent, but quite watery, which made everything a bit muted.

OWSLEY069, Sep 29, 2011
Photo of Andreji
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the two tongerlos which certainly follows a similar pattern.

Pour is dark, caramel/brownish with a cream/tan head, very porous or rocky that lasts (the yeast is there) and with certain bursts of carbonation visible alongside the glass.

The smell is rich, fruity and wheaty. The malt appears in the taste as an added sweetness- slight enough I mussay, and blends in properly with all the fruit ranges. Not very bitter at the end, and full bodied with little carbonation making it a nice experience.

Andreji, Apr 03, 2004
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Groguns, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

leitmotif, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of paterlodie
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 27-05-05. Poors in great with huge thick and well lasting yellowbrown foam. Beercolor is brown with a red hint in it. Nose is very (yeast)spicy and further a caramellic maltnose. Taste issweet malty with again lots of caramel, spicy before going into a moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is nice cause of the aromatic taste but also the carbon dioxide thats there in major proportions ads to the good moutfeel. Good and drinkable beer but there are better ones to find in the style, at least in my opinion.

paterlodie, Mar 07, 2005
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Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Bruin from Brouwerij Haacht NV
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