De Dolle Oerbier | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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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:
996
Reviews:
474
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
124
For Trade:
1
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had at Gollem Proeflokaal in Amsterdam.

With "Oer" meaning primal or primordial, it is interesting take on an old ale.

Pours a cloudy brown with little sediment. No carbonation, and with a slight alcohol balance. Not much malt taste and a little hop flavor that builds.

Overall, an interesting beer that is easily worth a sample.

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Poured into snifter

A - poured a reddish-brown with minimal tan head. Lots of bubbles. Good lacing

S - immediately get some fruitiness - green apple, plum, maybe some other darker fruits. A little biscuity, bread notes from the Belgian yeast. Also some tartness.

T - again, the slight fruitiness comes forward. Also a bit raisiny. Some candied sugar as well. Slight hop bitterness on the back end as well as a tinge from the alcohol, though not overbearing.

M - light with some medium to high end carbonation. Real smooth though. Alcohol warms in the throat but, for the most part, hidden pretty well by the fruit flavors

O - a nice BSDA. Enjoyed the fruitiness and typical Belgian flavors but nothing mind-blowingly good.

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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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De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
4.15 out of 5 based on 996 ratings.
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