The Ter Dolen brewery is located within the castle, Ter Dolen (The Dool) in Helchteren. The present castle dates back to the 16th century but the history dates further back, with the first entry being in 1282. The brewery was installed in the medieval castle front buildings in 1994. In 2008, Ter Dolen’s Blond, Dark, Tripel and Kriek became the first Limburg beers to be labelled as “Recognised Belgian Abbey Beer”.
Ter Dolen Donker is a dark, top fermented abbey beer. Brewed with three varieties of malt and two varieties of hops, this beer is fermented in the bottle and had a fruity, biscuity flavour with notes of caramel.
This is an award winning beer, having won a bronze medal at the Brussels Beer Challenge.