auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle, purchased from Nikkiís Liquors - Providence, RI. July 2010. I didnít realize this was a hoppy beer that demanded freshness, so Iím left with a beer that appears infected and oxidized. Iím going to trooper through and put a mental note down to re-rate. Aroma prickles with aged hops and the calvados-like warm aged apple aroma that I associated with De Dolle products. The flavor is dominated by past-peak hops, but somehow it doesnít turn dusty, instead veering into a lightly cheesy, almost lambic-hop like bitter note. Yeasty throughout. Warm. Lightly tangy. Is this even fair?
Shark_Pants (504) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
While the bottle didn?t gush on opening like for others, my glass did end up filled with 60% white rocky foam that took 10 min to recede to a drinkable level. The beer itself is an attractive hazy gold. Aromas of spicy clove phenols, fresh grains, honey, a little apricot. The taste is drier and more bitter than the smell suggests - lots of clove, floral honey, multigrain bread, coriander. Long dry bitter finish. Medium bodied with strong carbonation. The heavy dose of hops creates an interesting and enjoyable variation on the classic belgian strong golden ale or tripel.
Torrefacto (1103) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dorado ligeramente tupido y espuma blanca compacta. Aromas de fruta amarilla, hierba fresca y azķcar blanco. Cuerpo denso con inicio dulce, fruta amarilla y acidez fresca con final de amargor seco intenso.
DwarfeD (1933) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle shared at home with a friend. Somewhat dark orange with a full slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced bitter and sweet tones. Caramel, malts, yeast and some fruit. Tasty Belgian brew.
JonnyConga (121) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A big gusher. V high carb fits the beer though. Fruity, yeasty, Belgian spice and very clear aftertaste with a little refreshing bitterness.
A fantastic beer - v well balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drmet (523) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer exploded upon opening.
Ridiculous amount of foam.
It took me 20mins to pour the whole bottle out
-pours a hazy bright golden with a huge,foamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
-visible,small particle floaties
-Follows the nose plus pears
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
Sort of a less refined "De Ranke Guldenberg".
The carbonation issues really bugged me though
kustie (521) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange color with very thick head. Aroma has yeast, fruits, spices, malt and citrus. Taste is malty with quite long fruity and bitter aftertaste. Flavors of malt, yeast, grape and herbs.
mgajdaczewa (1136) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
W aromacie świetne nuty winogronowe, brzoskwinie, przyprawy, intensywnie, kwintesencja Belgii. W smaku raczej wytrawne, przede wszystkim przyprawy, maleje owocowość, duża jak na styl goryczka, lekko popiołowo - ziołowa. Ciekawe podejście, ale wolę mniej chmielu na goryczkę w tym stylu.
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge gusher, shooted the cap in my face. Hazy golden color with huge white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruit-estery, yeasty. Taste is fruity with pink grapefruits, yeasty, a bit malty, pleasantly bitter finish. High, but soft carbonation. Very good!
Achel (274) - Ioannina, GREECE - NOV 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden to amber color. Very nice aroma, with hop, old hops, wood. Great taste, complex, malty, perfectly balanced, with some fruitness, caramel.
I didnít expect so much, De Dolle is great.
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belgian Beer Factory. Pours clear golden and foams a loooot. Nose is bitter and dry, pepper spicy, fruits, Belgian yeast. Taste is also bitter but also has some sweetness, fruits, Belgian yeast, grapefruit and herbs in long bitter finish.