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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 998 |  Reviews: 474
Photo of thebigredone
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Euroglot
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - Foamy, Billowy, Light tan head, little splashes of foam on the glass. Dark brown with very red tint.
S - Candi sugar, roasted notes
T - Hard to nail down, tastes like eating dessert before dinner, rich, fruitiness, sweet then tart, some booze.
F - Lighter body but good feel
O - third or fourth time trying this and I am not close to getting bored with it.

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Photo of Prospero
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Johnct
4.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of newbeeraday
2.75/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of steverx8
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amano_h
4.96/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

35cl draft pour at De Dolle Brouwers (Esen, Belgium)

Characteristic BSDA aromas are in play here as a robust combination of spicy clove esters, bready yeast, dark fruits, plums, and toasty malt comprise the first impression. There is a faint banana-like character to it near the tail end along with some hints of molasses and brown sugar that surface as the beer warms up.

A maelstrom of sweet figs, caramelized sugar and subtle hints of dark fruit (these descriptions sound familiar yet?) upfront, trailed by an obscure combination of clove, toffee, and here's the twist -- a decent amount of tartness, and this time I'm pretty damn sure my tongue's not gone haywire.

Lets off a considerable amount of carbonation for a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, which complements its medium body amicably. Clean finish, accentuated by the aforementioned sour notes with sprinkles of sweetness popping out.

Overall an amazingly balanced beer with an incredible amount of depth and complexity going on, despite its higher range ABV. I would actually take this over a St. Bernardus Abt or a Westvleteren XII on most days when I can actually be bothered to argue that Quadrupels and BSDAs essentially belong to the same brewing category...

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Photo of DispyDnb
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drmeto
3.4/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a cloudy ruby-brown with a big,foamy,beige head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-sour cherries,strawberries,woody,caramel,chocolate,herbal
T:
-caramel,toffee,sour cherries,chocolate,cognac
-slight sourness
-slight bitterniss
F:
-high,offensive carbonation
-light to medium body
-boozy
O:
Taste is pretty good,but the ridiculous amount of carbonation makes this undrinkable.
Not gonna repeat

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Photo of jkhara12
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love the creamy head and the carbonation. I taste a hint of raisin with a malty dry taste. This beer also has a white pepper feel and taste b

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Photo of jonj
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisKayler
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mar02x
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AxlSkull
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daem3384
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Saviour
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - dark ruby but almost black with a massive head which stays for long;
S - bananas, spicy raisins;
T - great taste, the same as smell but with some roasty aftertaste. Something in the middle between Bernardus and Westvleteren 12.
F - awesome aftertaste, ful-bodied and light-carbonized beer.
O - absolutely an outstanding one. But rare, unfortunately. Should you have a chance to try - worth it, without a doubt.

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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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