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


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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2430) - 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 .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silvan7 (552) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berntholer (669) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (437) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarsEngen (346) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (6388) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (3430) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1102) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2013
Pours apricot orange with high white lovely foamy head A lot of carbonation Nice peachy and citrusy aromas, hints of belgian yeast and bread Bit sticky palate, medium bodied, low sweetness, medium bitter Taste of bread, banana, peach, citrus Good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (2988) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
0.33l bottle from Etrè. This is a cloudy deep orange one with a nice big - almost fluffy and lasting just off-white top. Lot’s of fruity yeast on the aroma, green apples, champagne grapes, a little bit of dry flour and a classic Belgian aroma in the background. It’s lively on the carbonation with a nice slick mouthfeel. The taste has a nice Belgian yeast-fruitiness with a nice warming alcohol touch all the way. Some more apples and perhaps some sour strawberries? Anyhow, it’s quite tasty this. A bit alco-strong, but that suits it just fine. Ends with a soft peppery alco burn and a nice dryness. A fine blond. 05.11.2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2588) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2013
hazy golden blonde colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast fruity hoppy aroma a spicy fruity hoppy bitter taste and a dry alcholic bitter finish

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