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

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle at Delirium. Deep dark blonde with a high head. Fruity nose, pear, peach, a somewhat stewed character. Flavor of stewed fruit, peach, honey, pear. Hugely bitter finish. A rather strange beer that grew on me. Drinks much lighter than 9%

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1158) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2013
Dark cloudy orange, high carbonation. Aroma of citrus and hops. Bitter and a bit sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zupastan (74) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2013
33cl bottle @ home, from Geers Oostakker; hazy golden colour with big white foam; smell is citrus; taste is quite bitter, oily, hoppy. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2730) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
bottle at david’s tasting Best before 2010 pours yellow, big white foam . smell is sweet, hints of honey sweet, dusty taste . big carbo ( you can taste the carbonation, much alike sparkling water ) , nice, but might be a bit over the top by now .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silvan7 (636) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle @ home. é una versione speciale della Arabier per un festival a Lichtervelde. Ha quasi tutto in comune con la arabier ma ha un gusto più complesso e un tenore alcolico nettamente maggiore che sul finale scalda la bocca e rende il finale più appiccioso. é amara in maniera intensa ma mai stucchevole, sembrano luppoli americani per la maniera in cui solleticano il palato. Particolare ma non molto in linea lo stile De Dolle.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2013
ivory white head that disappears quickly with almost no lacing. copper blond clear colour. aroma of yeast, caramel, fruit, alcoholic, ester, sweet and also some anise. tastes alcoholic, spicy/hot with a long bitter sharp dry wry hot aftertaste that is unpleasant. medium carbonation and very carbonated.hmm i like de dolle, but this one i did not. bottle 33 cl / bottled on aug 2012 / best before aug 2014

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (514) - BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2013
Une bière des Dolle Brouwers pour un événement folklorique à Lichtervelde en 1990, dosée à 9 % abv, qui se présente comme blonde extra des Flandres. Couleur ambre moyen, caramel. Clarté nette, pure. Bulles moyennes très vivantes, partout dans le verre. Mousse blanche un peu cassé, bien épaisse et bien crémeuse, qui reste à 1 cm. Arômes de pain gris, houblon, blé mûr, avec une pointe de cèdre et de santal. Volume de la 1ère bouche très fin et doux, sur des saveurs très originales, construites entre les céréales et un houblon de Flandre occidentale. Arrière-bouche très complexe et complète, belle amertume très savante. 2ème bouche sur du pain béni sans levain, hostie, équilibre superbe malt/houblon. 3ème bouche sur du bois de fût, cèdre, poire cuite, et en seconde vague des raisins secs, du cake aux fruits, avec une pointe de genièvre. Splendide. Longueur aux nuances complexes, avec du gingembre, des fleurs de taillis, et une pointe de citron et pain grillé. La levure est forte, structurée, un rien acide et assez aigre. L’alcool ne paraît pas son degré, mais soutient bien le sujet. La finale offre une grande balance entre amertume et acidité, avec la fraîcheur du houblon. Une bière étonnante comme les Dolle, bonne pour un Troll, et complexe dans le bol (bolle en flamand). Ah ce savoir-faire du Westhoek et des West Vlaanderen en général dans lequel je nage actuellement est absolument fabuleux.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarsEngen (351) - Sandvika, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2013
33 cl bottle from Etre gourmet. Pours light hazy golden with a huge creamy offwhite head that stays up. fresh hoppy aroma with some citrus, orange and floral notes. Low carbonation, medium palate, quite complex, mouthfeel and some alcohol warmt at the end. Some bitterness as well. Good one

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (7226) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2013
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque orange color with big chunks of whatever on the bottom. Medium to full sized white to off - white head. Smell malts, some sourness. Taste malts, a bit sour (intended?) and just boring basically. Pretty high on the carbonation, ok body. Overall not that good imo.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (3791) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2013
Bottle @ benzai. Very, very hazy orange colour with a full white head. Smells unfresh, sourish. Tastes sweet, overripe fruits, orange, iron. Carbo kills it, medium body.


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