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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
94
outstanding

792 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 792
Reviews: 447
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 64
Gots: 69 | FT: 2
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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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

lmaduells, Oct 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

PittBeerGirl, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of CowsandBeer
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.6 ounce bottle poured into a Trappist Achel glass.

Despite a slow pour there was a huge head of thick and creamy khaki head. Hazy ruby brown body with thick sudsy lacing.
Aroma of tart cherries, spices, brown sugar and a bright grassiness. Like some kind of Christmas season bread.
Tart cherry juice, brown sugar, spicy cinnamon, dates, rose wine, bubblegum, old school cherry candies and a long malty finish. Outstanding.
While this is a hefty beer there's a great airy feel to it. Soft and gentle carbonation.
Overall a fun and amazing example of the BSDA style. Great looking with a spicy and sweet taste with an amazing carbonation. Highly recommended to all fans of the style and unique Belgian ales. This is the business.

CowsandBeer, Oct 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Jgolian, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

ncstateplaya, Oct 13, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +14.6%

rolltide8425, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ArtZan, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

AlexFields, Oct 08, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

kbrown, Oct 05, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -11.7%

seavercm, Oct 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

cbnz, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

BobbyDigitali, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

AnitaBrewski, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

tastesogood, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of chugalug06
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing full head with gracious holding power. Thick and chewy. Lots of sticky body.

Lots of smooth well plowed grape and plum notes. Grassy and sweet. It's like a circus.

Flavors are full of tobacco, leather, raisin, low heat. Great carbonation is highly vocal. sweetness is dry and pronounced. Muted tartness, intrigued to see what time will do.

One solid ass brew! Highly recommended, i'll be back for more at $6/per. Price is right for cellaring.

chugalug06, Sep 26, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -0.7%

BcOneSeven, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

SpasmWaiter, Sep 22, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +5%

A bit active when I popped the cap, the pour was very slow but still very foamy. Deep brownish red in colour.

It smells very yeasty and dark fruity. A semi aweetness here that crosses over to a light tartness.

Plums, raisins, black cherry tartness, yeasty. My, this is complex but there's a symphony going on.

Medium bodied and co2'd, some heat from the alcohol but not to an extreme.

It finishes decidedly on the dry side. Very very good.

Bitterbill, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

NWHopinator, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

liamt07, Sep 14, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -23.6%

On tap at the Thirsty Monk (AVL).
Deep red-amber body with a small head.
Interesting and appealing aroma; hints of brandy, wine and vague ripe fruits. Mild and subtle alcohol esters for 12% ABV.
Flavor. Fruity; slightly tartness with a touch of sweetness and bitterness. Moderately strong and mildly funky flavor seems to reflect red wine barrel aging.

chinchill, Sep 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

reduction, Sep 13, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +4.1%

bowzer4birdie, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jkrug5, Sep 13, 2014
De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
94 out of 100 based on 792 ratings.