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The Kameleon Donker

Kameleon Donker

Buying beers is an easy thing. You go to the shop get a beer, pay and you are done. With more choice the time to select a beer takes more time. With an endless possibility of choice it might even take longer.

I usually buy just one beer after another without looking at the label. For me the name of a company doesn't count. Small companies could produce good beers, industry could as well. Just depends on the personal taste.

In Belgian I bought the “Kameleon Donker”, an organic dark beer. The label is just with a laser printer printed paper glued to the bottle. And, it's out of square. That's what the beer is as well. There is some malt flavor and that's it. The taste is different. It's a somehow kind of bitter. But I guess stale and moldy would describe it better. I got an alkaline and metallic mouth feel.

Oh man, I have to get another one of it. I'm not sure but this beer was probably far beyond its best before date. There isn't any statement on the bottle so it's only guessing. I have had one that was beyond it but this was still enjoyable.


The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste:
4.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
2
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
4.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
4.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
3
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
3
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 4.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dominik Jais's picture Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Tasted beer:

Alc: 6.00% Vol.
Type: Ale
Brewed by: Brouwerij den Hopperd
Brewed in: Belgium

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