De Dolle Oerbier | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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92
outstanding
991 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:
991
Reviews:
472
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
124
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of redleaves
1.97/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Huge head, cloudy caramel color. Nose of tobacco leaf and light caramel, grapefruit. Taste is heavy carbonation, tobacco, caramel, grapefruit and metal, like rusty pipes and copper. Yeasty metallic finish. Kinda what I expect a spittoon to taste like, liquid cigarettes soaked in grapefruit juice in a copper spittoon. Very disappointing, I don't get the hype here. I can not recommend. Difficult to finish.

Edit: I let the beer warm up and ate some cheddar and pumpernickel and the beer started to get a bit better, warmer, less metallic. Added a couple points from the F.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of evilkalla
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy dark brown/copper color with an inch and a half of fluffy, foamy head. A fairly large amount of carbonation is evident. Gobs of head on this one! The lacing just goes on and on and on. Amazing.

S: Belgian yeast, caramel malt, raisin and fig.

T: Has a spicy, bready character accentuated by hints of caramel and molasses. Finishes smooth, though it has a slight alcohol burn to it. It comes across a lot like a quad but with a little less alcohol and residual sweetness to it. Great.

M: Feels good in the mouth. The flavor really lingers for a long time and I can continue to taste a slight bitterness for quite a while after each sip.

O: Excellent belgian ale. Glad I purchased it. Would buy again.

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4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle date of May 2010 on bottlecap. Pours a murky brown color with a massive head that had excellant retention. The head does not settle far. Some sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Intense aroma. Elements of dark fruit like figs and dates, green apple, and a rum like booziness.

The flavor does not quite live up to the aroma but still is a delight. I taste green apple and prunes. An odd combination but it works. A little candi sugar sweetness. Some yeast esters round out the flavor. Alcohol is well hidden.

The body feels thin for a 9% ABV beer. Also it is a touch overcarbonated that lends a fizzy feel.

Bottle conditioning was a bit overdone but otherwise this is a very good "flagship" beer that dates back to the earliest brewing roots of De Dolle Brouwers.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
4.15 out of 5 based on 991 ratings.
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