Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4456) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle at Kulminator. Golden with a large white head, ok lacings. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, coriander), yeasty and hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet and a long bitter end. Medium/full body, the strength is felt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 25, 2008
I’ve spoken a little with the "brouwers", and they gave me this surprise. So the bottle was an old one, the cap was a little bit foxy (the couple said not to drink this old one, but i was forced upon to drink it by my curiosity...) It was like jerohen’s bottle...The beer has a beautiful appearance with an orange body and a huge foamy head, some freakish sediment. The nose is characteristic citrus-orange, spicey. The flavour is strong too with a powerful hop taste, rich in fruit aromas(sour orange). Dry mouthfeel, aftertaste. Beautiful character. And the brewery is managed by a married couple ... Nice, i have green eye.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2181) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2008
Bottled from cellar, best before June 2006, sampled May 2008 (aprrox. 5 years old). Hazy orange coloured, big lasting white head, absolutely beautiful. Complex spicy nose, very fruity. Spicy and alcoholic flavour, quite bitter. Super dry finish. Quite ’fresh’ after all these years, no obvious notes of aging; that said, i haven’t had a fresh one to compare. Well brewed, although not entirely my kind of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle at Kulminator. Cloudy orange - white head. Mould, fruity ,minerals, high carbonation, freshness, light vegetables, peppery, white pepper, light yeasty. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2008
2008-02-29. Hazy golden yellow with a big white head that fades (3+). Lightly yeasty aroma, light alcoholic hints of lemon and pineapple. (7+) Dry lightly alcoholic flavour, fruit of the aroma appears here as well but is more dry, and more muted. (7+) Underlying pale malt character. Very light floral hop note in the aroma? Medium bodied palate. (3+) Solid, and actually sort of refreshing.
Bottle at Kulminator, Antwerp

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phantomtwister (19) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 The beer of my city :) Browed by the dolle browers. It’s a very rare beer, because you don’t find it everywhere. Full aroma with some bitter hopflavor. At the end some sweetness. Only negative point for me is the alcoholic flavor. But a Top class beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
bottle at kulminator. 1998 vintage. pours clear blonde with fluffy head. nose of lemon citrus, and soft yeasty spiciness. flavor is citrusy, coriander, lots of spicyness to this one. really nice vibrant and spicy blonde. mouth feel is full and carbonation is very lively. like a spicy saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2007
Bottle @ YNWA. 2002 Vintage! (8%) Imagine my surprise, when I saw the (single) bottle in the fridge at YNWA :o)

Pour is a muddy pale yellow under a small white film head. There are no apparent yeast sediments at all. Aroma is quite sweet with oranges, yeast (Dolle) and a definite youghurt feel. Mouthfeel is a little grainy and dries out my mouth easily. Flavour is dominated by yeast and a light fruity sourness. Finishes sweet with Belgian sugars and a good warming viniousness. Otherwise a littel berries and light coriander shines through. A great brew, not Dolle’s best, but still great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Tasted a 2006 version. A very fine spicy taste and some bitterness. A good and very nice beer. Earlier versions are only 8 % alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2007
Saw a fellow in the kulminator with one of these so ran back an got one on my last nite. Think its 2003 bottle? Noteable de dolle yeast, hints of wheat and spice. Taste is similar notable alcohol, spicey, peppery finish.

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