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

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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11881) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5594) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2007
Deep gold with big foamy head. Some banana aroma. Slightly tart palate, gives cleanness to the full malty body. Very easy to drink, though lacking ’focus’.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2007
gahl06, bottled. hazy golden and has a lasting head. aroma of splice ice cream, rose petals, hints of coriander. really nice mouthfeel - furry but finishing dry. hints of honey and vanilla, some tinny bitterness

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
Cloudy golden-blonde body with a medium white head. Smell of harvesting season. Lots of hay, some citrus, candy and honey and that De Dolle yeast all over the place. Dry hops mouthfeel. Although very much a strong Belgian I thought there was some gueuzish elements in the aroma and finish (freshly cut hay and dry favourless hops). Thick muffin like mouthfeel. Alcohol extremely well hidden. 9%!?! You’ve got to be kidding me, that stuff is so light I could easily drink 10 of them. After 8: “Hey bob, I love you man, you’re my best friend”. Bob: “my name is Ron.”

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrik (48) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2006
Clear golden. Large frothy head. Not stable. De Dolle yeast aroma. Ripe fuit. Excellent balance between bitter and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer. What a sight, lovely fluffy head that lasts till the end and leaves beautiful lacing. Hazy and golden in colour with slight sediment. Very strong spicy aroma. A taste like sipping on creamy brandy. Delicious, the De Dolle Brouwers are quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15028) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2006
Bottle, 8% (2002 brouwsel). Slow gusher whirling up sediment. Kept on slowly gushing for at least 30 minutes. Quite peppery, fruity aroma. Cloudy golden colour. Very big, stable white head. Cardboardy, earthy flavour, peppery and sweet. Seems a bit old, but is still nice. Highly carbonated.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2006
Bottle, sampled at Kulminator. Vintage 1998. Hazy golden with a rich pillowy white foam. Very fruity and yeasty aroma of pine-apples, apricot, dried oranges and grass. Well-balanced flavour of mango, pine-apples, orange-peels and grassy subtle hops. Fine and long final of white bread, wet grass and apricot with the De Dolle yeast in the background. Really nice Strong Golden.


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