OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Brugs Beertje, Brugge. An unclear golden beer with small, dense off-white head. Sweetish malty and quite raw hoppy aroma. Notes of yeast and perfume. Taste is not that impressive; Slight malty with a sourish, hopbitter and mildly spiced flavor . A bit out of balance. Good body. Dryish mouthfeel. A very nice beer , but this one donít thrill me like the other classy De Dolle beers.
probstblueribbon (2622) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in atulip glass.
App.: GUSHED!! Orange-amber with a significant quantity of large yeast flakes (reminds me almost of pulp), very small white head.
Aroma: Huge gobs of peach/apricot jam, some orange and citrus, light acidic tang, a bit of yeast/dough and spice; very fruity.
Palate: Medium body, slightly oily, very full effervescence (to the point where I look like a puffer fish if I leave it in my mouth too long).
Flav.: Rich dark fruits, plent of that peach/apricot jam, some burnt sugar, woodsy alcohol, light spice, citrus peel; sweet and very lightly bitter; leaves a fair alcohol impression and leaves a pleasant malty aftertaste of bread, biscuits and spice cookies.
I hate surprises. If someone happens to read this and know what may be happening here, please send me a note. I think that the yeast flakes and the gushing must be related. Volcanic eruption aside, this is tasty beer.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked this up on a whim in Plainfield, IL. 11.2 ounce bottle, shared with Duane a few weeks ago. I donít remember much about it (which probably says something about the beer itself) other than that I wasnít very impressed with it. It wasnít bad by any means, but itís not something Iím going to go out and search for.
Bragesnak (5061) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alcohol dominated and obviously including cane sugar (Honey?)
Nice Fruit notes
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a glowing orange with much floating debris. I like debris. The head on this is an impressive study in mutating sticky whipped cream. A clove and orange peel aroma is the big nose catcher, along with just a dash of bubblegum. This is very sweet in the beginning, reminiscent of really sweet orange juice with a dash of honey. The finish is spicy clove and bubblegum with a dash of well hidden hops. A very interesting beer, however the sweetness was a bit much for my tastes.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2003 version, 7% ABV. Cloudy orange/brown color, enormous frothy lasting head. Spicy and yeasty aroma. Taste is also yeasty i guess, spicy, cane sugar, hint of honey, little alcohol. Bit dry palate. Not the best brew by De Dolle.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light hazy copper-gold, huge, clumpy white head that clings to the glass. Nose nicely yeasty, loads of banana-ish esters, good spice as well. Alcohol is very noticeable, overly so for something under 9%. Good spiciness, yeastiness is there, odd, somewhat medicinal finish, kind of an odd honey sweetness mixed with candy sugars.
Wim (2463) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy blond coloured body witha small white head fruity aroma a sweet taste and a yeasty fruity finich
bobaidan (493) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Pours cloudy light amber with a small head. Aroma was very strong alcohol and nice typical Belgian spice and bread in the background. Flavor was overpowering with the alcohol and bitter hops. Bread-like yeast, citrus and coriander flavors are also present, but were far in the background
Though I could tell this is a well crafted beer, I just did not really enjoy it.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crazy stupid gusher - complete soda-syphon. Rating based on the small sample that didnít end up on the work-surface, floor, or clothes. Murky orange, head the size of a kitchen. I prefer my beers to look like theyíre in a glass. Sweet fruity aroma - some plastic and lipstick, but also plenty of christmassy spices. Fairly yeasty too. Soft palate. Huge bitter kick, loads of yeast, but a fair bit of alcohol too. Esters try to cover that too, but fail, and come over as a little one-dimensional. Yeast and hops get pepperier in the mouth with each sip, and end up pretty savoury, with a long dry bitter finish. Almost mustard or horseradishy. Fairly competent belgian ale, but they really need to work out that bottle-conditioning causes CO2 to be produced. Iím surprised they arenít aware of that by now.