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De Dolle Oerbier - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

750 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 750
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 64
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2001)
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4.4/5  rDev +5%

A bit active when I popped the cap, the pour was very slow but still very foamy. Deep brownish red in colour.

It smells very yeasty and dark fruity. A semi aweetness here that crosses over to a light tartness.

Plums, raisins, black cherry tartness, yeasty. My, this is complex but there's a symphony going on.

Medium bodied and co2'd, some heat from the alcohol but not to an extreme.

It finishes decidedly on the dry side. Very very good.

Bitterbill, Saturday at 12:08 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

NWHopinator, Friday at 08:23 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

liamt07, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev -23.6%

On tap at the Thirsty Monk (AVL).
Deep red-amber body with a small head.
Interesting and appealing aroma; hints of brandy, wine and vague ripe fruits. Mild and subtle alcohol esters for 12% ABV.
Flavor. Fruity; slightly tartness with a touch of sweetness and bitterness. Moderately strong and mildly funky flavor seems to reflect red wine barrel aging.

chinchill, Sep 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

reduction, Sep 13, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +4.1%

bowzer4birdie, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jkrug5, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Hellpop65, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

gelasin, Sep 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Rickus, Sep 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

delgotit99, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

greenboat, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

mattfancett, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jim_carignan, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

jeffthepony, Aug 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Kevinpitts, Aug 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

biernack, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours a burnt orange amber, with a huge 3 inch head, and a little bit of lacing- not much, though.

Smells like burnt toffee/caramel, Belgian yeast, coriander, and breadiness.

The taste is similar to me. This one tastes pretty good- but I don't think it belongs in the upper echelon of BSDAs. Just my opinion, of course. Very, very bready flavor, slightly tart, with big burnt flavors of caramel and toffee. More reminds me of a bombastic brown ale, really.

Medium bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation, with a crisp, biscuity mouthfeel.

Interesting, but falls a little short for me.

GreesyFizeek, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Daemose, Aug 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.65/5  rDev -12.9%

acurtis, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Sellen, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Thomas_Picton, Aug 21, 2014
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De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 750 ratings.