De Dolle Oerbier | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

De Dolle OerbierDe Dolle Oerbier
BA SCORE
89.4%
Liked This Beer
4.19 w/ 998 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
Ranking:
#1,210
Reviews:
474
Ratings:
998
Liked:
892
Avg:
4.19/5
pDev:
10.5%
Alströms:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
125
Trade:
1
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3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle poured into RR stemmed glass.

A: Dark brown mahogany with a tan head. High carbonation with a good lingering head made of medium to large boubbles with a small patch of creamy boubbles floating Olin top of the head. Very clear beer, very crisp looking, can't wait to smell.

S: Nice and malty, slight fruitiness an dark fruits with a slight hint of Brett but not too mutch. A tad bit phenolic from the wild yeast but more dark fruit forward than anything else, which for a Dark Strong it's expected.

T: Very dark fruit forward, and has some good malt sweetness. A lot if raisins, figs and dark brown sugar. The Brett I smelled must have been some fruit phenols or something cuz I get no sourness or Brett characteristics, which I do t know why I would expect any, just assumes I guess.

M: Great carbonation and body, slight silky and thick syrupy feel to it with some dark fruit lingering after taki h a sip. Alcohol is present but sneaks up slowly, hidden by the fruitiness but comes back at you at te end.

O: An I interesting brew that I'd happily buy again but only to have someone else try it. Good fruit character stays with you for a while which I love. Overalls great clean and tasty brew.

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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

From a 330 ml bottle into a chalice.

A-The beer is dark tawny in color and mostly opaque. There is some carbonation visible, but not much in the way of head...just a thin collar.

S-The smell is a unique mixture of cola, sweet and sour cherries, raisins, prunes, cane sugar, and a mild tartness. It is complex and inviting with very little noticeable alcohol for 9.5% ABV.

T-The taste follows the smell with nicely layered flavors of cherry cola, raspberry, prunes, brown sugar, and raisins. Once again, the alcohol is very-well-integrated into the mixture.

M-The feel is medium body with a surprisingly assertive carbonation. The carbonation is chunkier than champagne, but it has a similar manner of attacking the palate.

O-This is a fantastic beer. It has a unique tartness and cherry-cola component that plays really well with the more typical BSDA flavors of prune and raisin. The flavors are complex and the carbonated mouthfeel keeps things from feeling heavy or cloying. I will certainly seek this beer out again.

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De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 89.4% out of 100 with 998 ratings
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