Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

De Dolle Lichtervelds Blond | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
De Dolle Lichtervelds BlondDe Dolle Lichtervelds Blond
BA SCORE
4.06/5
Exceptional
35 Ratings
De Dolle Lichtervelds BlondDe Dolle Lichtervelds Blond
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Belgium
dedollebrouwers.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sammy on 03-20-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,211
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
35
pDev:
9.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of josanguapo
4.77/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From Zombier. In Teku glass. Playing Magic 2015. Lots of foam. All I expect in the style very well executed, with the ABV well hidden. Dry, with apple/pear notes and some grass. Very drinkable and moreish. Invites to long sips.

 228 characters

Photo of jrfehon33
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden color with huge, frothy white head. Aroma is very "belgian" with intense floral notes from the yeast. Taste starts on the sweet side with honey malt, sugar sweetness and yeast esters. Finishes slightly bitter and earthy. Medium body and carbonation, dry aftertaste. I am not really a fan of belgian blondes but this one is quite good.

 347 characters

Photo of desint
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wanne
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very nice blonde beer. Medium bitterness, with a citrus touch that reminds me more of oranges and less of lemons. It's very smooth to drink, although it has an alcoholpercentage of 9%.

 184 characters

Photo of AlexFields
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Twal
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MarkJBurch
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of emaciated
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of GRUUMSH
2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BartMcStout
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of MrHyde1886
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour is a light tranparent orange with tons of tight fluffy white head. Nose is very dusty and earthy with hints of rubber cement, peppery spice and notes of lemon in back. The taste follows the nose with a bit more spice and a very dusty earthy aspect mid palate, back is lemon grass with a decent peppery spice in the finish. Light body with a bit of a grainy feel on the palate, assertive carbonation and semi dry finish.

 424 characters

Photo of samEBC
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of uturn
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MrKennedy
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle purchased from Beer Planet with the help of bluebetty and shared with mulder1010 and poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip style glass.

Pours a hazy golden colour, with a nice white head of foam that forms big craters as it settles to just above film.

Smells of white grapes, green apples as well as pear. Nice and clean and defined and interesting.

Taste is of the green apples and pear and the white grapes take a back seat. Complex, yet something that i could drink a lot of.

Mouthfeel has the booze hidden well away, easy to drink, something that belies the 8.0% ABV of this bottling.

Overall a Belgian beer that you would keep going back to. Nice, well defined and drinkable as a session ale despite the strength. Very good indeed.

 754 characters

Photo of stakem
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2002 vintage inscription on the label poured into a large cervoise. Label also states an abv of 8%. After recently having some carbonation/gushing problems with older offerings from De Dolle, I decided to open this one rather cold and let it warm up in my glass. The cap prise open with a pop and starts to slowly gush (I could see this one being borderline explosive if it was opened any warmer.) As it pours into my glass, it streams a lightly hazy golden color. Inside the glass, it presents nearly 4 finger's worth of slightly off-white head composed of very large bubbles. It slowly recedes down to about a finger and maintains that strength throughout the duration. Bubbles of carbonation stream endlessly through the solution that looks orange in the thicker parts of my glass and more yellow around the edges. A light swirl brings back 2 fingers worth of head that forms a patchy pattern on the glass.

The smell of this brew is strikingly lemon-like. Very fresh and fragrant with more fruited quality that evolves and the beer comes up to temperature. The fruited quality changes from natural lemon essence to more like a mixture of pear and apple skins. There is a light sweetness of grain across the back smelling of caramel to bready grain. Only once this brew gets up beyond ideal temperature does the first signs of that 8% listed abv start to kick in along with a pleasant yeasty spice quality somewhat like clove.

The taste has an initial lemon-like fruity hint just like the aroma lead on. However, it quickly deepens into the more traditional flavoring of pear meets apples. There is a minor herbal note that keeps the fruited quality/sweetness in check that persists into the finish with a lightly oily flavoring that is similar to rinds mixed with grassy quality. The malt inclusion is a bit toasty and really brings this all together. Only once this brew gets up beyond ideal temperature does the first indication of the alcohol start to come out with a warmth down the back of the throat and a yeasty spice of something reminiscent of cloves and a touch of pepper. There is also a bit of sweetness that evolves in the mouth tasting like belgian candy sugar. This brew has a surprising depth of flavor and is really growing on me with every sip.

This is a medium bodied offering with a high level of carbonation. It is a feat to be able to pour more than half of the bottle into your glass in one shot. Regardless, this is a fantastic representation of the style. The 8% abv is integrated perfectly into this brew and overall this is a very well balanced and enjoyable offering. For being 9 years old, this is drinking pretty darn fantastic and there is no sign of age on this offering at all. I would love to get more of this in varying years to see what time has done to this "if anything at all."

 2,822 characters

Photo of Zimbo
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful deep almost liquorice smell in the bottle this was poured into a Westmalle goblet where it happended to really ressemble Westmalle Tripel. A fairly deep and thick rocky head with a good dollop of yeast on this nose this had a golden orange hue. Spice on the end tongue and a relatively sptritzy bady. The taste profile could do with some more dimension and inviduality but there is still an awful lot to like here.

 426 characters

Photo of jedwards
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to claaark13 for bringing this back from Belgium!

Poured into my Oerbier glass. Huge rocky head characteristic of Belgian golden ales, with some of the tight structure of other De Dolle beers I've had. Reduces to two or three fingers of pillow-y foam. Beer itself is a slightly hazy reddish gold.

Smell is spicy hops and lemon pith, a bit of yeast. Taste has a big hop presence on the front end, lots of spice and pepper, and a bit of a honey/malty backbone with a long-lasting bitter finish. Doesn't come off as dry as many of the other Belgian golden ales do, but the hop presence prevents it from being sweet. Typical creamy De Dolle carbonation, but the hop presence and a slight boozy quality cut through that.

Really solid beer. I'd say I want them to bring it to the USA, but it would be a sin to let this sit around on shelves.

 845 characters

Photo of DovaliHops
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this brewery! Pours an almost clear, pale-orange color with a HUGE white head that goes down rather quickly. Scent is very spicy and peppery with some aromas of green apple and pears. A bit of citrus and tons of yeast. Taste is exactly like it smells, but MUCH SPICIER. The spice and pepper is predominant in the flavor. The citrus fruit, green apple, and pear flavors are there, along with some orange and sour grapes. Finishes with a nice peppery, hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is very dry and crisp. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is another outstanding beer from an amazing brewery. This stuff is DELICIOUS!

 619 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
De Dolle Lichtervelds Blond from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 35 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.