De Dolle Oerbier | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
987 Ratings
De Dolle OerbierDe Dolle Oerbier
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
987
Reviews:
472
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
123
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 987 |  Reviews: 472
Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barracudas
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dd43
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Erg lekker, goeie stevige dark ale.
Lekker zoet ook.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap:
Dark bar, but there's a reddish hue to this dark beer. The creamy reddish-tan head stares at me forever.

Nose is dark, but tart fruit - like prune and dark cherry.

Taste follows, with a smooth, leaning full bit not heavy, lightly carbonated body. Front of the tongue gets the lightest of candi sugar, a veil of an almost bitch beer taste. It's almost too hidden. Mid taste brings some of those fruity notes, but tends a bit more acidic than I'd expect. It's not tart but I keep thinking it's heading there. End is a little cherry cola (like an all natural, lightly sweetened one).

I think I might like the nuances more at a different time, they're just not hitting me right at the moment. I'll give my teetering on taste the high road, and drop my overall given the conflict.

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Photo of maz
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JTuomi
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidHume
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle. Dark caramel pour with a tall and lively tan head with good retention. Notes of coffee, chocolate, raisins, figs, spices - rosemary, coriander - cola and Belgian yeast. Medium body, high carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

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Photo of Taologic
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pants678
3.36/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brown sugar brown, off white head.

Tart, malty.

Starts as a tart and sugary Quad but fig and cherry are piercing as I get through it. Roasted malt's there, yeasty Trappist character of toffee and spice are there. Still, only made it through 3/4ths.

Dry, medium body, maybe a touch more would help.

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Photo of BlueSpader
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of anteater
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatsmyspot
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LocusSolus
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andpit
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkalix
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjccmd
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The aroma leads with rich dark fruits. Figs and raisins. This is followed with damp earth and a subtle, somewhat cheesy funk. Chocolate covered cherries, nutmeg, cinnamon. Dried fruits and graham cracker.

Pours slightly murky chestnut brown with a light tan head. Good retention and decent lacing.

The flavor follows the palate but blooms with much more depth than expected adding fresh baked cookies, vanilla, and a touch of roast. Fig jam, rum, and french toast. Wet wood and musty basement creep up in the surprisingly dry finish.

Full body with medium high carbonation. Silky, and almost chewy without seeming too thick or cloying. Spices and figs linger on the palate.

More rustic and layered than many of the same style. Though it's based on zero facts, I can pretend this is the way a lot of these beers tasted in the past.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrfehon33
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
4.15 out of 5 based on 987 ratings.
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