Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Bruin | Brouwerij Haacht NV

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Tongerlo 6 Dubbel BruinTongerlo 6 Dubbel Bruin

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 03-26-2003

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Photo of Slickjoe
4.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bliss in a bottle.

A - Dark brown with a rust tinged head.

S - quite a few notes. Sweet, red fruity, spices and a bit of a marmalade scent.

T - Sweetish, bit of sugar with marmalade and fruit with a slight hop notes coming in the middle. Very smooth and drinkeable.

Fantastic beer for those preferring a "sweeter" beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Jack_Frost79
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.12/5  rDev +19.8%
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).

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Photo of knot
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of YvesB
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Hipercor San Juan de Aznalfarache, tasting pack. Playing with my daughter until her sleep hour. Great flavor which is enjoyed most spacing the sips. Nearly no foam nor aroma

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Photo of AxlSkull
3.92/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ccrida
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in the Tongerlo logo chalice at some restaurant in Bruges where we enjoyed mussels for lunch, Tongerlo Bruin is a lightly hazed brown with a fluffy light tan head with long last, leaving great lace.

Smell is simple, sweet malty sugar.

Taste is semi-sweet malt, slight astringency and a hint of iron, tasty and well balanced.

Mouthfeel is light and dry, with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is good, it's a nice bruin, enjoyable and very easy drinking. I appreciated the relatively lower ABV for a dubbel, particularly in the drinkability category.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.87/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Photo of Petertauro
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paterlodie
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of Bradthoc
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of Dzu
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleJ
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No matter what happened, this was my first beer consumed in Belgium. Served on-tap in Antwerp, on to the beer:

A ruby brown color takes its shape in the glass. Topping it is a thick rocky head which retains for very long. Aroma offers soft plum, yeast, and minerals, so it's just about on target. The taste is a little more relevent, which brings plum, toasted bread, vague fruit, and...cherry? A kiss of banana gets noticed, but the alcohol does not. It's medium bodied, which finishes off this pleasant dark ale which I head with my lunch.

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Photo of vinivini
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Andreji
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Bruin from Brouwerij Haacht NV
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 81 ratings