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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

737 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 737
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 64
Gots: 65 | 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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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-05-2014 23:47:15 | More by Kegatron
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

08-05-2014 21:01:11 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

I had this at Poechenellekelder served in a De Dolle goblet chilled.

The color is dark brown opaque with 3 fingers of medium tan head with fine bead and lace sticks with good retention. The smell is tobacco-like with nutty and stone fruit aromas blend of yeast scents that include fig with a toast in the malt aroma and light fragrance of roast coffee with gentle spice ester. The feel is great with rich toasted texture with medium high carbonation and mix of spicy and tangy elements with dry crisp and deep toasted notes carrying into an almost champagne-like carbonated finsih with light bitterness and low sweetness.

The flavor runs the gamut of spicy and cocoa oriented with a mild date-like nutty and earthy tobacco-esque fruity and light raisin with a mild rich sweet note like fig with earthy molasses in the background and dry spiced yeast with an almost peppery dry finish. Overall this is a wonderful strong Belgian brown -too bad it is hard to find frequently. I like the ease of drinking and you barely notice the 9.5% until the glass is empty

08-05-2014 12:39:49 | More by Slatetank
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EnemyAnemone

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-05-2014 12:33:26 | More by EnemyAnemone
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-05-2014 02:33:21 | More by Zekenyce
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.99/5  rDev -4.8%

The body poured several shades of Orange, as it crested into a thick cream like foam.

The nose was light but sweet with maple, orange marmalade and caramel malts.

The flavor was equally sweet but more diverse. Honey, figs, caramel, white wine, some hop bitterness, maple and a finish of light booze all make appearances.

The feel is light, a touch bitter and a little boozy but never off putting.

Interesting and diverse palate on this beer makes it worth a try.

08-03-2014 12:52:36 | More by KYGunner
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-02-2014 19:05:58 | More by kybeerdrinker
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drew74

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-01-2014 18:59:23 | More by drew74
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-01-2014 12:16:18 | More by oriolesfan4
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-31-2014 01:53:54 | More by jbertsch
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swean

Kansas

5/5  rDev +19.3%

07-27-2014 13:29:51 | More by swean
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-26-2014 01:46:58 | More by Sludgeman
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-25-2014 23:16:15 | More by Denzo
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barczar

Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours a fairly clear caramel with a frothy cream head. Aroma is spicy, with notes of green apple, sharp prunes, dates, and figs resting on a bed of toasted caramel malt. The balance is sharply fruity. Flavor is much sweeter, with notes of plums that are eventually countered by tart cherry art the base. The finish is dry and lightly bitter.

07-23-2014 03:03:30 | More by barczar
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gutbuster

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-21-2014 23:10:59 | More by gutbuster
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RobertH50

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-19-2014 18:34:36 | More by RobertH50
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-19-2014 07:59:51 | More by valianes
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-17-2014 07:00:01 | More by Stum-pub
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leitmotif

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

07-14-2014 11:45:32 | More by leitmotif
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Mike-Harms

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-12-2014 09:02:57 | More by Mike-Harms
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-11-2014 16:50:14 | More by Hypersomnia
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-11-2014 08:07:07 | More by afsdan
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SteveB24

New York

4.68/5  rDev +11.7%

color is a clear, deep ruby. beer pours spotted lacing, aroma is rich and filled with dark fruit, belgian yeast, biscuit, mild spice. Taste is explosive with white cherries, plum, biscuit and clove. mouthfeel is quite light, but slightly cream, so the contrast is beautiful, carbonation is very low. overall this is an excellent and unique belgian experience.

07-11-2014 06:17:29 | More by SteveB24
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-11-2014 03:59:52 | More by bobv
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-10-2014 21:40:01 | More by PEIhop
De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 737 ratings.