De Dolle Brouwers

Discussion in 'Belgium' started by atomeyes, Dec 7, 2015.

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  1. atomeyes

    atomeyes Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Canada (ON)

    Figure we should have a De Dolle thread.

    heard a rumour that something special will be released any time now. just wondering if any regulars have been there lately. itching to get my hands on it.
     
  2. YvesB

    YvesB Savant (909) Oct 20, 2015 Belgium
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    I would expect the stille nacht reserva 2015 ... if that is special enough for you
     
  3. atomeyes

    atomeyes Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Canada (ON)

    SN reserva's not bottled yet, from what i understand
     
  4. Templar_

    Templar_ Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2015 France

    Going there sunday, it seems Oerbier Reserva is drinking on site only. And SN Reserva is reservation only, already all booked since september.

    Maybe someone can confirm that ^^
     
  5. Anatole

    Anatole Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2013 Belgium

    Already booked since September ??
    I mailed them in august and October, they said twice there will be no SN Reserva this year...
     
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  6. beerpirates

    beerpirates Initiate (0) May 4, 2010 Belgium

    Just called to de dolle brouwers and they said that there will be NO SNR this year
    It will take another 2 maybe 3 years before the next SNR will be released
     
  7. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Devotee (423) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    I can appreciate it not being an every-year thing. (I think I have some SN non-reserve in the cellar needing attention, come to think of it.) So, what's the rumor, then? Otherwise Oerbier and Boskeun are next up on the seasonal rota. Remind me when we see those?
     
  8. Templar_

    Templar_ Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2015 France

  9. beerpirates

    beerpirates Initiate (0) May 4, 2010 Belgium

    No SNR , SNR 2015 is also more then a half year sold out , also at de dolle brouwers .
    They did say that they have oerbier reserva now available
     
  10. Templar_

    Templar_ Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2015 France

    Yes sorry for the misinformation

    Just got an email from them, they have Still Nacht on tap though
     
  11. Anatole

    Anatole Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2013 Belgium

    What ? There was SN RESERVA for sale in 2015 ?!
     
  12. beerpirates

    beerpirates Initiate (0) May 4, 2010 Belgium

    That is what she said
     
  13. YvesB

    YvesB Savant (909) Oct 20, 2015 Belgium
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    do believe she said that but there is no SNR 2015 sold yet, not even bottled ..
     
  14. beerpirates

    beerpirates Initiate (0) May 4, 2010 Belgium

    Correct , SNR 2014 is loooong gone , next SNR will take at least 2 or 3 years before it will be sold
    Again this is what they told me on the phone ![/QUOTE]
     
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  15. Maakun

    Maakun Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 Netherlands

  16. atomeyes

    atomeyes Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Canada (ON)

    as i said in my initial post, no SNReserva this year. think it is 1-2 years away. it's already tasting amazing, so i won't be shocked if it is 2016.
    there's also a US-only release happening. Arabier "reserva", i believe.
     
  17. mathieu87

    mathieu87 Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2011 Belgium

    Oerbier reserva in 75cl bottles!
     
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  18. atomeyes

    atomeyes Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Canada (ON)

    nah. he only sells those to Kulminator
     
  19. mathieu87

    mathieu87 Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2011 Belgium

    Yeah, i'm making this up...
     
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  20. atomeyes

    atomeyes Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Canada (ON)

    we know.
    but...
    if you ever have a chance to drink it at Kulminator or at the brewery, do it. it's amazing.
     
  21. donald_w7

    donald_w7 Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2016 Germany

    Anyone know if Evil Arabier is available at De Dolle? I assume this is the Arabier "reserva" atomeyes mentioned above.
     
  22. HopBelT

    HopBelT Poo-Bah (1,758) Mar 18, 2014 Belgium
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    Yesterday only Oerbier, Arabier and Stout...
     
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  23. donald_w7

    donald_w7 Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2016 Germany

    Is this definitely US only then? Does anyone have any info? That would be quite frustrating as I'll be going to De Dolle in 5 weeks and the beer sounds delicious from what I've read.
     
  24. atomeyes

    atomeyes Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Canada (ON)

    Evil Arabier (didn't know that's what Kris called it) is US only. i assume kegs.

    Cosmos...ah, the Cosmos....
     
  25. donald_w7

    donald_w7 Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2016 Germany

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  26. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Devotee (423) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

  27. donald_w7

    donald_w7 Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2016 Germany

    It seems to be something special: A soured Arabier. http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/201/215314/
     
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  28. djhowell

    djhowell Disciple (332) Apr 1, 2009 Wisconsin

    There is a review at another site stating they drank the bottle at the brewery. I'll be there a couple weeks after you, enjoy!
     
  29. donald_w7

    donald_w7 Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2016 Germany

    Seems to get some mixed reviews. Hopefully I'll get to try it. Otherwise there should be Boskeun when I'm there and I haven't tried that yet either.
     
  30. HopBelT

    HopBelT Poo-Bah (1,758) Mar 18, 2014 Belgium
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    Seventy pallets of Evil Arabier had been sent to the US. A couple of boxes are still on the Dolle premises and are for sale.
    The beer itself is very interesting and complex. Exotic fruits in the nose, and a combination of sour and bitter taste. Awesome beer !!!
     
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  31. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Devotee (423) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    Order ahead if you want to buy more than a few bottles of it. Ah, the one that turned me on to this brewery before I moved here...
    To call a De Dolle beer complex is like saying... groping for an analogy... Marshawn Lynch was particularly aggressive on that run, or that Messi goal was especially good. Complex is what they do. Fantastic.
     
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  32. donald_w7

    donald_w7 Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2016 Germany

    I've already ordered but thanks for the advice.
     
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  33. N8DAGR8

    N8DAGR8 Initiate (193) Mar 15, 2011 Maine
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    About $50!
    [​IMG]
     
  34. MacPete

    MacPete Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2016 Denmark

    Strange that the label says 330ML...
     
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  35. N8DAGR8

    N8DAGR8 Initiate (193) Mar 15, 2011 Maine
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    Yeah, looks like they just slapped on the old label?
     
  36. Albin

    Albin Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2013 Sweden

    Thats not unusual to do that in Belgium. "Who cares if the label says 330ml? everybody can see its a 750ml!"
     
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  37. atomeyes

    atomeyes Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Canada (ON)

    it's worth the drink, IMO.
    it ain't cheap, but i've only been offered some of a 75 cL at the brewery once.
     
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  38. MacPete

    MacPete Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2016 Denmark

    It is indeed a great beer. I was lucky enough to acquire a case of 33cl bottles of the 2012 last year, so I should be good for a few years :slight_smile: It's been about six months since I last had one, but back then I felt it would definitely benefit from further aging.
     
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  39. atomeyes

    atomeyes Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Canada (ON)

    the 75 cL bottles taste much different than the 33 cL bottles. remarkably different. if you had someone to share a bottle with at Kulminator, i suggest you try it. it's worth it.
    the sweet spot for Oerbier reserva? probably 5 years after it's label date.
     
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  40. MacPete

    MacPete Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2016 Denmark

    Thanks for the tips! I think it's about time that I pop one open and see how they're doing :slight_smile:
     
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