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


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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Yellow-golden color with big head. Fruity and spicy. Very fruity. Sweet fruity taste. High carbonation. No booziness. Wow. How can a Blonde be that good? EDIT: Vintage 2014, tasted in November 2015 - 1.5 years old. Milkshake-like, apricots, honey, spicy. Very intense and sirupy. Different than I remember. Maybe my palate has changed, the aging changes a lot or the feeling of having a beer in belgium makes a huge difference. Still quite typical for De Dolle: Uncompromising.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1815) - PORTUGAL - FEB 17, 2015
33cl bottle. Haze golden colour with a generous white head. A very nice belgian ale with fruity notes and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (845) - ITALY - FEB 12, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl. Aroma speziato, crosta di pane, frutta gialla. Al palato la gasatura pulisce il palato, alcool ben nascosto. sentori di crosta di pane, frutta gialla, fichi, leggera arancia e finale abbastanza secco

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (615) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
The beer reminded me a lot of the Duvel. Because of its strong alcohol aroma (although this one has more hops in its aroma).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3728) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
(De Dolle Lichtervelds Blond) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tall tulip, ABV 9% Golden orange colour on the body, with intense activitu in it and huge, four fingers tall white head, with excellent retention, helped not only by its size but also from its thickness. Heavy lacing left on the glass. Nice aroma, fruity, with apricots and light peach, some yeast, soap. Really nice and unexpected taste, lots of fruits, the most clear wine notes Ive met in a beer, faint sugar and saison-like yeast, some fresh apples, hops, very complex. Medium thin body with good carbonation and slightly dry on the palate. Very good, surpassed my expectations.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
petrox (3) - POLAND - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
Sweet aroma, fruits, apple , bubble gum very nice. Taste yeasty, fruity, some alcohol with balanced (medium-low) bitter finish. No alcohol in aroma, very drinkable and smooth. Great , easy drinking (despite 9%) belgian blond ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cluniac (73) - - JAN 20, 2015
Decent blond ale. The appearance is a typical deep honey tripel color, which is pleasant. The nose is distinctly citrus and fresh. The taste follows through with an orange and grapefruit citrus tone with yeast, as well as a bitter dry hoppy finish that lingers. The palate is nice for 9%, but not as creamy and smooth as the best. Overall a refreshing strong ale, pribably best in summer and if you really like hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2551) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
grappig nietszeggend etiket voor mij, schenkt licht vlokkerig, bleek gouden met minimaal witte kraag. aroma van mandarijn, sinaasappel. zoetje, gist, citrus, exotisch fruit (perzik). Smaken zijn bij de eerste slok die van een zuurtje (fruit), redelijk bittertje, iets van ananas , metalige ondertonen, gist, afdronk iets pittig (pepertje ?). medium body, dun van texuur, normale co2, en afdronk kruidig. gaat wel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wanne (65) - - DEC 8, 2014
Very nice blonde beer. Medium bitterness, with a citrus touch that reminds me more of oranges and less of lemons. Its very smooth to drink, although it has an alcoholpercentage of 9%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (926) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
Levendig lichtbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is bitter hoppig en sterk, licht zoet, citrus. Erg goed bier, smaak blijft lang hangen

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