CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Bierpalais, Brugge. I know Iím supposed to prefer Oerbier, but Iíve always loved this one. Hazy golden with persistant large white head. Aroma of HOPS mainly, with honey, fruit (apricot/lemon notes), yeast. Long hoppy bitter aftertaste. Still great, didnít notice the change in yeast like I did with the Oerbier.
rederic (2896) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange-gold hue, having a nice foamy head, friuty, spicy aromas of ginger, peaches, manderins with a marmalade accent. Smoky-malt in the palate with a note of tobacco with a nice yeasty-fruity acidity balance, follows a hint of bitterness in his well coated fruity texture in the finish.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Pouring this into a glass resulted in about a 5/1 head/beer ratio. I actually lost patience waiting for the head to dissipate and ended up disrupting it with my finger. Once I got to the actual beer I really enjoyed it. A little lighter in both flavor and ABV than other Belgians Iíve enjoyed, so more suitable as a session beer. Black flecks that settled to the bottom of my glass turned me off a little.
Dorqui (2083) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy and much long-lasting foam. Orange color with glares branch. Limpid and moderately fizzy. Good structure; cake and warmth.
maeib (8576) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2013 Bottled. A hazy copper/amber coloured beer with the largest of heads. The taste is big, spicy and peppery. The taste is very full with the alcohol coming through together with coriander and good hops. A real good beer from a consistently good brewery. Score 3.7
Subsequent rating scored 4.0. Average becomes 3.8
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2006 33 cl bottle, bbe April 05. Light amber and turbid like the Dead Sea, with a head which reminds of whipped cream. The odour is a wonderful explosion of hops. Some peat in the flavour, mixed with esters. Full bodied, yet very refreshing on the palate, ending in a long-lasting pronounced hoppy bitter aftertaste.
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light honey brown body with a huge head that hung around for ages and left lots of wisps of lacing. Aroma is a combination of caramel, banana and some citrus. I get a bit of pepper in the taste that I donít seem to find in the aroma, strong malt hit first up, something like a scotch ale, then I noticed the alcohol also some herbal notes. To me this is medium-bodied with good carbonation and a finish that seems to hang around forever. Overall quite a good beer that is dry and easy to drink.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange/peach with tons of bubbles rising from bottom of glass into a huge, white, cottony head. Smell is delicious of pineapple, banana, vanilla and non-descript, fruit malt. Taste is crisp and powerful, with a nice hop bite. Tangy and cutting dryness up front, then fruit malt. Aftertaste is a combination of sweet malt and dry, german hops and pine. A little drying, however enjoyable. I have to say this is one of the best drinking De Dolle beers Iíve had because it is not too sweet, as all of their other beers have been.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rapid carbonation bubbles burst through a sediment filled haze of golden peach to grow a very tall yellowy dusted colored head thats massively meringue-like and heavy set. It finally settles to a heavy-ass murk while diplacing sticky and thick shelf-like strings of lacing all over the glass. Beautiful!
Aroma is quite potent in favor of citrus and yeast action carrying strong lemon spritz, some mellower understated banana hints, bits of light caramel and candied sugar notes. And a load of yeast giving a mildly tame yet powering spicy ethonalic heat and plastic phenols throughout each wiff.
Taste is a mellower then expected brigade of lemon, milder and nearly flavorless, it barely pokes the lemon pulp brought on by the smell but is there mostly in the front end. Some candyish sugar and almost minty spice is brought on by cloves. Quite peppery in that regards, along with a strong presence of alcoholic warmth and airy phenolic burn coming through late. Tarty, clean, yet milding witha herbal hoppyness. Finishes lightly drying with a yeasty alcoholic burn and buzz of spice. The overwhelming character is a whole lotta yeasty spice going on, which becomes far more approachable at the warmer temp. This sat a good half hour or more til I was able to really enjoy each sip and let those spices and hops meld together more.
Feel is quite full in body and fuzzy with a thickly carbonation that takes control and leads to the adventures of yeasty spices which nearly coat the entire palate from start to finish.
A super solid sipper, not as drinkable as most other De Dolle treats, but approachable and pleasant non the less. Easily more enjoyable as it warms up. I enjoy the Dulle Teve by a good margin more along with Bos Keun for De Dolle classics but this still would be something to have again, no prob. It grows on ya.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hey hey, another de dolle. I dont really know what it is but I love this brewery, Most belgians make me want to never drink another beer but this brewwery constantly make me want more. So that is good. THe colour is cloudy orange with just a bit of stuff floating around in it. The head is offwhite and small. The nose is malty but faint, the taste is very fruity, malty, and thick but not very strong. Alcohol is barely present. Overall, for a belgian this is pretty darn good.