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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

710 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 63
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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Artjsantos

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-13-2014 15:06:13 | More by Artjsantos
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Stormwatch

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-06-2014 19:26:05 | More by Stormwatch
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-03-2014 02:09:13 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-01-2014 00:38:56 | More by outoffocus
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-29-2014 21:06:55 | More by bostonryan
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-29-2014 12:40:02 | More by Evil_Pidde
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-27-2014 03:17:53 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Meb3

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -52.3%

05-19-2014 23:53:21 | More by Meb3
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partyanimal

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-15-2014 23:53:50 | More by partyanimal
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(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

M: expanding burst of gas outside, though with a lighter, compact round body on the interior... pretty dang dry in the finish with a invigorating, peppery booze/phenolic tingle left on the palate

O: like a Belgian noel beer with an enhanced phenolic intensity, wild culture influence... De Dolle's ales have this strange balance, teetering on the edge of disaster; electric, dynamic fruity yeast character just saving many of their products

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 21:39:57 | More by Bouleboubier
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sully22

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-11-2014 23:05:44 | More by sully22
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

05-03-2014 22:53:38 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-28-2014 18:30:57 | More by cnbrown313
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-25-2014 00:39:51 | More by Prost76
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-23-2014 21:41:48 | More by Durandal_777
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marcobrau

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Haven't had this beer in a long time and it's nice to revisit it. The name translates to strong and wet which certaintly is true, but this beer is so much more than that. The aroma is complex suggesting dried fruits such as figs and raisins along with a very tawny character remiscent of port wine. There's even a hint of smoke. This smooth malt and sugar bomb has a tawny port character that carries through the taste of this beer along with some marzipan sweetness and a boozy finish. This is a beer I should have been drinking all winter. I may have to go back and get some more.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 00:03:50 | More by marcobrau
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-21-2014 07:08:34 | More by gillagorilla
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Cfeezy

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-21-2014 01:37:12 | More by Cfeezy
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billyshears

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-19-2014 16:06:36 | More by billyshears
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Lothore

California

3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a deep, ruddy brown hue with a huge, 3 finger off white head that leaves lots of lacing on the way down.

S- Sweet apple, plum, grape

T- Raisin, fig, sweet plum, lots of residual sweetness on the back end.

M- Medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

D- Seemed too sweet and too effervescent for me. Maybe some time on this one helps it come together.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 06:37:59 | More by Lothore
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-17-2014 23:51:22 | More by vermilcj
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-17-2014 06:01:07 | More by Maillard
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Jackz29

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-12-2014 07:13:16 | More by Jackz29
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-10-2014 16:34:29 | More by Benesi88
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Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.