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

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1022) - 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 (4423) - 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 (5433) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Pour is a light tranparent orange with tons of tight fluffy white head. Nose is very dusty and earthy with hints of rubber cement, peppery spice and notes of lemon in back. The taste follows the nose with a bit more spice and a very dusty earthy aspect mid palate, back is lemon grass with a decent peppery spice in the finish. Light body with a bit of a grainy feel on the palate, assertive carbonation and semi dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaroga (1340) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2012
33cl bottle. Quite clear golden with a medium white head. Nose : banana and peach, bread and some caramel. Sip : Medium thick body with oily texture and decent carbonation. Sweet with following bitter hop notes. Tart followed by strong pepper and citrus seed bitterness. Nice brew ! Really well balanced, alcohol well hidden and easy to drink so got to be careful. Good !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
A light amber pour with a white head. Very spice forward aroma on this. A good bread note, some yeast, and plenty of malt sweetness. A bit of pear and apple fruits and some banana. Tastes strongly of sweet pale malt and sugar. Plenty of banana and clove spiciness, a bit of alcohol, and a mild bitterness. Quite fruity as it warms up, too.


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