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

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3782) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2013
330ml bottle from Bieresgourmet.be

Bottled AUG 2012, BBE AUG 2014 - Pours dark orange with a massive foamy head. Aroma of stingy floral hops, ripe fruits, grass, yeast, farmhouse and spices. Taste is yeasty and fruity with notes of floral hops, spices, farmhouse and grass. Finish is bitter and yeasty with some floral and fruity notes and hints of spices. Nice, quite complex and hoppy Belgian blonde.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
33cl bottle. It pours an orange body with a huge foamy white head. The nose is characteristic citrus-orange, spicey. The flavour is strong too with a powerful yeasty and spicy taste, rich in fruit aromas with orange peel. Dry finish. Slight booze but also quite easy to drink. Great brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle from Malting Pot. Nice lite amber body with medium head. Nose is malts, caramel, slightly sour. Taste starts happier, them gets sour, bitter and citrusy. Smooth, watery texture. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1026) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle, 11/27/2012. Pours clear, orange amber with thick foamy head, decent retention, watery lacing. Aroma is quite yeasty, with white fruit, a touch of honey, biscuit malts, soft herbal hops. Taste is pear and melon fruitiness, orange rinds with grassy herbal hoppiness, spicy peppery yeast, biscuit malts. Medium body, high carbonation. Really nice, probably one of my personal favorites for blonde Belgian strongs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4483) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle: Medium to bigger sized, vast, thick and slow disappearing creamy ashy white head on top of a hazy orange colored beer. Smell apricot, tangerine, nettle, sharp, yeast, chalk, hop soap, light citrus, herbs and a touch of grains. Taste is a spicy mix of hops, yeast, bitters, balanced smooth fruityness like apricot, grapefruit, citrus, tangerine, a hint of wood, some malts and flowery tones with a sprinkle of caramel. Aftertaste is yeasty with bitterness, floral grass tones and some fruity tones. Low carbo, soft smooth creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy spicy texture. Lovely balanced, another good brew from this brewery. There’s no real trace of alcohol. Very good job!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOARBEER (92) - BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2012
Fiar play, this is a great beer. Amber with decent white head. Tons of sediment in the glass...The aroma and taste remind me of another beer bigtime but I’m too pissed to remember which. I’ll re-rate in the mor

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
evola (17) - Pisa, ITALY - NOV 24, 2012
I’m not for easy enthusiasms, but this is a miracle ale: with its soothing hoppy, flowery and earthy smell, its wonderful balanced flavour, its light and easy drinkable texture, it reminded me of when I d i s c o v e r e d this hoppy side of Belgium, years ago. De Dolle is among the best brewers in the world and Lichtervelds is another confirmation. Splendid.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - NOV 20, 2012
De Dolle è un eccellenza del panorama brassicolo belga. Si presenta dorata con schiuma abbondante fine e persistente. L’aroma è davvero micidiale, buonissimo ti invita ad assaggiarla. Sentori floreali, fruttati del lievito (leggermente acida appena stappata). Al palato si riconferma stupenda: attacco subito dolce con una leggera punta di acidità che ricorda il mais poi incredibilmente e meravigliosamente vira verso un amaro luppolato che rende la bevuta magnifica. Davvero eccellente.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lembeek (143) - ITALY - NOV 2, 2012
Ambrata, schiuma abbondante, bianca, di media persistenza. Aroma fruttato, floreale, maltato, con note di spezie e un sentore fenolico. Nel palato, dolce, cremosa, con un’amarezza media e una alcolicità discretamente mascherata. Sentori retro olfattivi di lievito, luppoli floreali e zucchero candito.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5456) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle (33 cl) from bieresgourmet.be. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Peppery bubble-gum phenolic aroma with floral hops and some bready malt. Meidum bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with firm bitterness. Very nice.


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