De Dolle Oerbier - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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Reviews by dauss:
4.15/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Presetation: 11.6 oz bottle with this cartoony looking snowman thingy holding a chalice of beer and possibly a mash paddle.
Appearance: Dark brown color. Slightly hazy and extremely effervescent. A large tan rocky head of tightly knit bubbles has incredible retention. Moderate lacing on the glass.
Smell: Beautiful phenolic aroma with a touch of caramel, plums, raisins, green apples, earthy, very light sourness, and alcohol.
Taste: A ton of pehnols come upfront with the light sweet malt body following right afterwards with hints of dark fruits and a spicy alcohol bite. Fades away with more phenols and a lightly toasty and coffee malt aftertaste. A sweet alcoholic vapor evaporates off the tongue after the sip. The carbonation is piercingly sharp. No hop flavor or bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Its hard to determine because it is so highly carbonated. It becomes really creamy when it hits the tongue.
Notes: The drinkability goes down because of the high carbonation. You can tell that there is a lot of alcohol in this beer, but its smooth. As with all the other De Dolle beers, they are wonderful, a perfect beer for people who have drank a lot of high flavor Belgian beers. I with there was a little more malt to balance out the strong phenols. Other than that, good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2006 04:57:25 | More by dauss
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3.89/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at my first trip to Redlight Redlight in Orlando. Served in a tulip glass.
A: Deep dark crimson-brown in color, fairly clear, with a thin off-white head and relatively low visible carbonation.
S: Acetic, with tart cherries and sour grapes, a bit vinous and maybe some oaked vanilla.
T: This is where there were some surprises. I didn't have much in the way of a description available to me, so I didn't know what to expect. Some acetic and tart fruit (cherries and bananas) over a vegetal green coffee flavor in the dark malts. Then some clove and dark fruits. It finishes quite dry, with maybe a hint of cacao bitterness in the hang.
M: Medium body, carbonation on the low side for style, and moderate alcohol content.
O: Not sure this would be a beer I would reach for very often, but I couldn't find much to complain about aside from personal preference. Glad to have tried it once at least.
Serving type: on-tap
01-27-2014 23:23:41 | More by macrosmatic
4.1/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottled June 2013. 9% ABV.
A: Pours a medium reddish-brown. Fairly murky. Tall and very fizzy light brown head. Head fades surprisingly slow with great retention. Almost no lacing.
S: Very pleasant and sweet fruity aroma. Brown sugar and dark fruits. Lots of plums, prunes, raisins I'd say. Maybe even....apricot? Sweet bready malt, like poundcake.
T: Quite similar to the aroma. Lots of dark fruits, raisins are more prominent here but the rest are still included. Taste is a little less sweet than the aroma. Get cloves and more of a dark bread than a sweet bread now. Finish is slightly dry with some earthy spiciness and dried dark fruits.
M: Medium bodied, higher carbonation lends a thinner, airier body than expected for 9%.
O: A really nice fruity BSDA. Well balanced with nice complexity. Not overly heavy on the belgian yeast character, which I feel can overpower some brews. Not too sweet, not too heavy either.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2014 06:05:25 | More by Dope
3.55/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle, very unclear bottling date but seems to be pre 2010. Poured into Speigelau tulip.
Pours a dark cloudy amber brown with a thick creamy head of light tan color and great retention.
Smells slightly musty with dark and light fruit aromas. White grapes and citrus fruits, green apple jolly rancher, cherries.
Taste is fruity along the nose, white grapes being predominant. A little thin and watery. A little must and funk to this. Somewhat stale. very little alcohol
Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation and prickly on the tongue. Sticky finish.
Overall not my favorite brew although my first from De Dolle. Might just be an old bottle improperly stored. Would give it another chance but wouldnt seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2013 19:56:13 | More by MCain04
De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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