De Dolle Oerbier | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Belgium
dedollebrouwers.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,288
Reviews:
483
Ratings:
1,020
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
101
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133
Trade:
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Photo of Bierman9
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had a 0.33l bottle of this at DeRat in Utrecht, on 19SEP18, during an enjoyable visit with daughter Caitlin. Cost was €7.50.

Poured a dark, opaque, muted amber/russet. Had a frothy, rocky beige head, which ebbed back slowly leaving great lace in its wake. Had an aroma of dark fruit, vinous and dry, with some cocoa thrown in. Had a medium body, and was fairly smooth.

Taste had lots of dark fruit, with some light grapey, vinous action. Was slightly tart, with notes of raisins, dates, black cherries, and dry cocoa powder. It was a bit earthy, and better as it warmed. Solid!!

4.17/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Avitra
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Hops & Bottles. Active bottle yields a huge rocky head, dark brown pour. Aroma is yeast, raisins, plums, smoky. Taste brings in more of the Belgian yeast, dark stone fruit. Mild sweetness. Really nice

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Photo of radmoc
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JamFuel
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark reddish brown with high, thick head.

Smell is musty and a bit sweet. Notes of raisins, plums, brown sugar and spices.

Taste is rich and sweet, with a nice bitter edge. Plenty of spices, some star anise, brown sugar and raisins along with some booze come next, and the finish is long and sultry.

Mouthfeel is medium to full, rich and velvety with sparkly carbonation.

Overall, a terrific, world class Belgian, this is how it's done.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heeenrik
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of santino_butler
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Deep plum, thick foamy head that persists. Aroma is very sweet, lots of fruity phenol & classic belgian dark smells (fig, raisin, treacle, cola syrup). Taste keeps those notes but there is an earthy depth too it reminiscent of birch root and a kiss of hop bitterness. Adds a nice twist to the style.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer (£4.20):
An outstanding offering from De Dolle, this one is easily the best of the three beers that I've tried from the brewery so far & one that was a complex but balanced tasting beer, opening with a lot of dark fruits & sweetness but never overpowering. It was easy to drink despite the strong alcohol content & there was some nice caramel malts further on that alongside the lighter fruits kept things interesting from the start. A great beer that I'll definitely be on the look out for again.

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Photo of BennyProfane
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp and allowed to warm over an hour. Pours a deep mahogany with LOTS of head. Took 10 min for the head to clear. Nose is full of dark fruit - cherry, blackberry, fig. Malts, caramel, wood, and earthy notes are prominent. Taste is fantastic. Nuts, cherries, raspberries, toffe, brown sugar, maple, and licorice. Mouthfeel is full bodied with a nice coating of the palate. Aftertaste is sweet. Overall, a fantastic beer!

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Photo of DioS
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Voss
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A terrific brew with a touch of insanity.
This comes right from the De Dolle brewery, exp. date "MA2018".
Every De Dolle beer is a different experience, everyone is a piece of craftsmanship.
This one is so scented and tasteful that I would like to have another despite its 9% alcohol.
Absolutely a must have.

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Photo of justme
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent beer. Full flavored. Pours dark almost opaque brown. Rich thick and creamy beige head. Lots of laceing around the glass through out the long slow sipping of this delicious beer.

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Photo of madelf66
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of PJHOY
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brianmandell
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 1,020 ratings