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De Dolle Oerbier - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle OerbierDe Dolle Oerbier

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

697 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 697
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 62
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by Skidz:
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Skidz

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours out foggy amber-brown and sits murky burnt sienna in the glass with a decent light tan head, fading to a ring of foam around the glass, minimal lacings.

Smells alternatingly doughy and estery with prunes and figs coming out strong. Hints of chocolate and vanilla throughout with minor muddied hops.

Tastes moderately sweet up front, torrents of figs and prunes gush out with a stream of alcoholic spiciness. Toasty and doughish malts protrude and coat the whole situation with elastic flavors of caramel and cocoa. Finish is characteristically warm with grassy hops delivering a mild, biting bitterness.

Completely and rediculously smooth and creamy with ultra-fine and razor thin carbonation, full and rounded body.

Definatly enjoyable, well-suited to compliment, or to be served in lieu of, most any dessert. Puts you in that happy place.

Serving type: growler

02-07-2006 03:53:12 | More by Skidz
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A: Dark brown unfiltered with a reddish tinge, 4 fingers of tan fluffy head, hard to see any carbonation.

S: Dark fruits, floral figs and raisins, and cherries.

T: Awesome balance of dark fruits figs raisins and cherries.

M: Thick, well rounded body that comes and goes wanting another sip. Highly carbonated.

O: This beer is delicious and worthy of tasting. Lonely planet is often wrong but not on this one. Reminds me of Rochefort 8 or 10, but unique in itself. Got in Bruges near beer wall store ‘B2B’, drank Dec 7th, 2013 in Brussels.

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(no freshness date - poured into a balloon)

A: large, gushing foam - wells up quickly, gradually settles out... moderately hazy grape red hue to the liquid... poured most of it into the glass, last little bit was incredibly murky, grey-ish... keeps a steady, active cap, however, pretty much no lacing

S: malty-sweet raspberry and apple, mild wild spice in the background... vague lipstick quality, touch of caramelized wood... overall, moderately vibrant and inviting aromas

T: dark candi sugar, malty red ale similar to many Belgian noel beers, ... little hops... but perhaps a faint toasted character - predominantly a showcase for spicy, dark fruit (berry, cidery apple) yeast flavors... most of the bitterness seems alcohol/yeast-derived... bit of a nuttiness late in the aftertaste

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De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.