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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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 32
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice dubbel. Reddish brown with silky beige head. Tart, yet smooth, hints of wood, caramel,cider. Very smooth and tasty. Part of a three bottle gift pack, glass included.

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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.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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 Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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 Howlader
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3


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Photo of DrJay
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brown beer with a big fluffy head, nice lacing. Malty caramel with a bit of chocolate and faint fruit. A bit of acidity showing through in the finish perhaps? Licorice and a bit of spice as well. Medium-light body with generous carbonation. Enjoyable, but fairly average for the style.

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Photo of stcules
1.53/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Dark mahogany color, beige foam, quite bubbly.
The smell: not. Cherries and grenadine, grape sugar, fruity, almost sirupy.. And cardboard.
The taste is pratically tamarind. It has also a quite boring strong carbonation. Sugary.
Wel I don't know if I'm unlucky, but all the Tongerlo I've tried were less than mediocre. I know the other reviews, quite good.
Well, maybe it is not my brewery.

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Photo of Viggo
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy red/orange, big tan head forms, nice lacing. Smell is sweet, fruity, with caramel and flowers. Taste is sweet as well, with caramel, chocolate, very malty, and a flowery bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium to low bodied, with medium carbonation. Not bad, interesting dubbel.

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Photo of Daniellobo
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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 MDDMD
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of drpimento
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice beer for a mild Belgian. Nothing big, but it wasn't meant to be. Did pour beautifully with a huge foamy frothy light tan head that lasts forever. and lots of lace. Color is a clear chestnut. Aroma is malty and very mild with vineous hints. Flavor's just the same. Body is decent and carbonation is good. Finish is decent and mild. Session beer.

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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 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.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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