willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
06.11.05 330ml bottle thanks to footbalm. Dark and clouded amber with fading white head of foamy suds (or sudsy foam?). Lace is sporadic but coating where it sticks. Aroma is peaches, anise, orange, and dried tropical fruits. It certainly has the De Dolle house character. Flavor is sweet with more dried fruits, tropical trail mix, some floral honey. Astringent to finish, chalky even, despite very full body. Alcohol really comes through in the end. Thanks Eric!
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweet, spicy Easter blonde. The abv on the current version has dropped to 7%. Poured a cloudy unfiltered honey colour with a rocky 3cm lacing head. Good head retention. Sweet- sour yeasty aroma has a nose-prickling sherbety quality. Bubblegum notes, lemony hops and a hint of the native honey. Smooth, syrupy palate, lightly carbonated, with a glorious warming finish. Lots of upfront sweet malt and honey, then a spicy middle before that rather tart, dry finish. At room temperature, it seemed a fraction cloying - might benefit from being served a few degrees cooler. (33cl bottle, International Beer Shop, Perth, best before May 06)
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my favorite De Dolle beer. Great full bodied sugary, spicy malt flavor. Warms the soul as it goes down. A beer I wish i could drink everyday.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy bright amber color. foamy off-white head that goes quickly. aromas of white grapes, raisins, honey, and syrupy malt scent. very high carbonation. sweet malt flavor, very juicy. fizzy, tart, and tangy like orange peel with spices. lightly bitter/dry finish.
Shag (2837) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a yellow color with a moderate head. The aroma is primarily lemons and alcohol. Upon first taste the alcohol was the first thing I notice. Beyond that I got lemons, honey, and some spices. Overall a fairly well crafted beer.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Murky amber ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Wonderful, lasting, creamy retention. Yeasty... breadsy... citrusy aroma. Notes of pink bubblegum and wildflower honey. Decently-balanced, lightly sweet flavor. Sweetbread up front; astringent bitterness afterward. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Alcohol is fairly well-disguised. Lengthy, dry, grassy finish. World class brew that really hit the spot on a warm, late Spring day.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A visual disaster, hazy gold and swarming with particles, a tall fizzy head that collapses as you complete the pour - - but it’s got a dandy aroma, sweet malt filled with yeasty fruit flavors, honey, and a solid whiff of alcohol. It’s got a biting, fruity flavor, spice and alcohol laden. It has a sour and dry finish. Another goody from De Dolle.
Boutip (5862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy beige color ale with a huge bubbly head with better then average retention. Aroma of yeast us extremely present as well as strong malt and a huge spice mix. Funky yeast with strong spice mix and some sugary feeling at the end. Body if full and alcohol, is well hidden. Another great De Dolle beer.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Typical muddy DDB-appearance, pale amber in colour and a thick head. Soft, sweetish (from the added cane) and very pleasant from the refined spiciness. 040494
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought I learnt my lesson last night when I had the "Mad Bitch" to pour this very slow otherwise you will end up with a too big head, well it still happened, maybe it was a tad too cold. Cloudy light straw/amber body with a huge white head and some fine particles floating in the mix. Aroma is not that strong but you notice the alcohol some spice and some yeast esters. Spice in the taste as well as a touch of grapefruit, a little stickiness, lots of carbonation, medium body and a mild finish.