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De Dolle Oerbier - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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758 Ratings

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Ratings: 758
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 63
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website

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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4.5/5  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%

GreenMind, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

MikeCactusGordon, Aug 25, 2014
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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
Photo of Mineo
4/5  rDev -4.5%

solid, flavorful representation of the style. slightly too heavy on the yeast, but enjoyable nonetheless. I can see this as a nice brew during the colder months -- touches of dark fruits and yeast with a tickling carbonation.

Mineo, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

facesnorth, Aug 20, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

dcisco44, Aug 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Rdbacteriumsosour, Aug 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Mebuzzard, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

kaylarene, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

CDCNAM, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

somewhere between a belgian dubbel and belgian strong dark, this is incredible beer, one of the more dynamic and well built examples of the style and even the country i have seen. on tap at bull and bush for a quite reasonable $8.50 per ten ounce. dark copper to magenta in color, weirdly tinted, but bright and clear with a tall and cool whip thick bone white head. the nose is stunning, malty and big, familiar in that regard, refined yet unique in yeast character, more spice than fruit, maybe dried fruit, and layered with complexities. the flavor is equally jarring, truly different this one. layers of mature and fresh grain alternate on waves of pillowy textured effervescence and just lasts for ever on the palate. golden raison to caramelized sugars to allspice, this is really flavorful, but very hard to describe because its spectrum is so foreign to me. there is some residual sugar in this, but i suspect the yeast has pretty close to finished up and 9% abv (thats what the menu listed anyway). de dolle beers have been hard to find for me, but i feel luck to have tried this one, i even bought a second one. my girlfriend was also extremely into this one, and her palate tired of beer some time ago. really different, huge body but so gentle in feel. this is some of the best belgian beer i have ever had.

StonedTrippin, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Kegatron, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

TheManiacalOne, Aug 05, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Slatetank, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

EnemyAnemone, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Zekenyce, Aug 05, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

KYGunner, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

kybeerdrinker, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

drew74, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

oriolesfan4, Aug 01, 2014
De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 758 ratings.