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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

733 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 733
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 64
Gots: 65 | 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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Synapstic

France

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-28-2014 20:06:54 | More by Synapstic
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%

12oz Bottle received in trade with Rejtable - Thanks!

Appearance - Hazy brown colour with a good size frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some really good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, grape juice, dates

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, dates, and raisins. There is also grape juice flavour, some anise, and a yeasty spiciness.

Overall - So far every beer I've had from this brewer has been a winner. I'd like to have regular access to their offerings. A great tasting belgian dark ale.

03-17-2014 01:00:50 | More by spinrsx
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-13-2014 06:09:23 | More by YobroitsJoe
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-12-2014 01:53:07 | More by mltobin
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-05-2014 21:32:46 | More by dwagner003
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DustinSWB

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-04-2014 21:15:53 | More by DustinSWB
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frlrv1020

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-28-2014 13:50:21 | More by frlrv1020
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-10-2014 12:06:15 | More by Beer-Ed
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kyle86

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-08-2014 22:05:40 | More by kyle86
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-08-2014 01:34:57 | More by groleau
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Ed37

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-04-2014 11:42:29 | More by Ed37
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.89/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

01-27-2014 23:23:41 | More by macrosmatic
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-25-2014 19:12:53 | More by alelover
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

01-17-2014 06:05:25 | More by Dope
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

01-13-2014 21:32:58 | More by mattmarka1
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smchenry75

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-12-2014 02:49:08 | More by smchenry75
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OnryAndMean

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-11-2014 18:53:57 | More by OnryAndMean
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serottaboy

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-09-2014 03:22:15 | More by serottaboy
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rrski198

Georgia

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-02-2014 01:47:45 | More by rrski198
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wiltznucs

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-30-2013 16:06:09 | More by wiltznucs
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KristofH

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-24-2013 15:57:39 | More by KristofH
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-18-2013 05:32:46 | More by Jordy777
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-17-2013 02:33:09 | More by polishkaz
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humulusphile

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-12-2013 09:09:08 | More by humulusphile
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MCain04

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -15.3%

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.

12-08-2013 19:56:13 | More by MCain04
De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 733 ratings.