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De Dolle Oerbier | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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BA SCORE
4.19/5
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1,004 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,241
Reviews:
476
Ratings:
1,004
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
4.68
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
126
Trade:
1
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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrfehon33
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radome
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 33 cl bottle.

L - Medium brown in color; opaquely cloudy. Strong, head made of large bubbles that fades to rocky islands on the surface and a ring around the glass. Cloudiness clears up as the beer warms.

S - Aromas of graham cracker, plum, prune. Distinct spicy note comes in late.

T - Flavors of graham cracker malt, prunes, plums, raisins. In the background and rising in dominance in the finish are a spicy hops note and a crisp graininess.

F - Medium body with moderate to high, prickly carbonation. Medium hops bitterness. Moderate alcohol presence.

O - A big beer; enjoyable, but somewhat unfocused to me. It seems to emphasize malt, spicy hops and graininess at different points in the palate, bt never feels totally balanced and "pulled together" to me.

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

Photo of Stevedore
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Served in a tulip glass. Pours a darker caramel-brown body, half finger white head, short retention, not much lacing. As expected for a big Belgian beer such as this. Smells of plum, overripe dark fruit, caramel, light wheat, mild booziness, toffee. It's a sweet smelling beer, certainly. Flavour follows the sweetness down the hatch, caramel, dark fruits, plum, fig, a bit of molasses. It's like a winter warmer, to be honest. Nothing all that complicated; would benefit from a bit of bitterness to balance things out. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, substantial, good carbonation, slightly sticky with a light caramel sweetness on the finish. It's a solid dessert beer, but nothing that really made me want to order another pour.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elamb106
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmamay22
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a murky cola colored brown. Tan head holds up well and clings to my glass. Nice fruity scent of cherry, banana, and plum. Taste is more of the same fruity flavors with a touch of toffee, molasses and allspice. Really well integrated flavor profile. Medium to light body. Carbonation is fairly high. Mild alcohol warmth and sweetness. Enjoyable beer.

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Photo of byronic
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours brown with a large creamy khaki head that stays and leaves a coating. Nose is a bit boozy with some fruity esters and darker malt fruits...also a hint of tartness. Taste is loaded with creamy caramel...almost like a high ABV winter warmer. Dark fruit, some residual sugars, and booze. Mouthfeel was a touch rough with high carbonation, which seems to be characteristic of all this brewery's beers. Overall, excellent, and my favorite of the De Dolls lineup.

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Photo of CSO
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toscanoigor
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FriedSlug
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark, ruddy brown beer with a tan head. This beer smells like prunes, raisins, earth, minerals, burnt sugar, apples and sweet plums. The taste is prune juice, apples and raisins with a burnt sugar sweetness and bitterness. The beer continues to stream carbonation from the nucleation site throughout the drink, I am a bit biased toward Belgian beers but this one is quite good. I would drink this again.

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Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
3.62/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spyderglx
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JZMeldon
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.
Oerbier is also reviewed in the "1001."

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

Photo of Warren2621
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

De Dolle Oerbier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 1,004 ratings
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