De Dolle Oerbier - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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Reviews by roblowther:
4.78/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
11.2 oz bottle, ordered in a shipment of many of its friends & cousins. The strange mascot, looking like a cross between the "Jeep" from Popeye and the Stay-Puff marshmellow man from Ghostbusters makes the bottle look cheesy and creepy at the same time. I do like the bowtie wrapper above the label, though. I feel the beer has dressed to impress. It pours a ruddy brown with a very thick, active, rocky tan head that oh so slowly works its way down. Daddy like. The smell is oranges, cinnamon, leather, raisins, and a surprisingly light flowery note. Holy guacamole. Good God. The taste doesn't dissapoint. It starts fruity and almost sweet, quickly fading to a chalky spice, nutmeg and cloves. A surprising coffee roast makes a brief appearance before plums and raisins come finish the day, but as sweet as you expect those flavors to be, they are dry and crisp. I REALLY have to stretch to find any room for improvement here. A touch sweeter and it would be heaven. OK, heaven plus, with it being merely heavn as it is. The mouthfeel is chewy, slick, and feather soft. The drinkability is beyond reproach. This one masks the alcohol really well, leaving you foolishly thinking you can make a session of our new-found friend, JeepPuff. This is why I need to move to Belgium. If you find this beer, hoard it.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2008 02:48:23 | More by roblowther
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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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