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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruit - apricots, moderate yeasty, light earth - damp stained. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, and a dry dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090226]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2009
33 cL bottle at Chez Moeder Lambic. Pours cloudy dark golden orange with a huge off-white head. Aroma is spiced, yeasty and distinct citrusy. Classic de dolle hight carbonation mouthfeel. Smooth caramelish and yeasty fruity flavoured. Followed by smooth estery and spiced flavoured notes before a mellow yeasty and subdued citrusy flavour makes the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2004
The color is an unclear yellow and it has a beutiful head. The aroma is of corriander and yeast. The flavor is distictivly smoke - which is very unlikely for a Belgian Blond - but quite nice. Besides the smoke it also contains notes of malt and yeast before it ends on a dry corriander note. A lovely blonde.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) 5% ABV in my version. Pale golden, slightly hazy with a dense and very white head with some sediment at the bottom. Fresh and fruity character with a way too dominating bitterness that overturns the balance. Pity in an otherwise interesting beer. 230699

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 Bottled. Hazy golden coloured with a huge and lacing white head. Fruity aroma with notes of pepper, spices, yeast and alcohol. Peppery flavour of fruits, yeast, spices and hops. Peppery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2010
Bottled (from beerplanet.eu). Slightly hazy amber colour, huge foamy white head that leaves lace. Aroma is fruits, yeast, wheat and caramel along with some slight notes of alcohol as well. Flavour is fruits, alcohol, yeast, some slight spices and mild honeyish notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy golden, small creamy head. Flowery aroma. Medium sweet with soft, dense mouthfeel. Intensely hoppy, notes of pear and pine, and a perfectly modelled malty body. Damn good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2006
Pours a golden colour with a whute head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with hints of hops. Flavor is malty and yeasty with some hoppiness. Dry warming finish.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2010
6th March 2010. Cloudy darkish blond beer. Light dry palate. Dusty as hell. A little bit of fruit and then fermented floor sweepings. Grim!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2005
9% ABV
Beautiful golden color, giant head. Nice woody aroma; old hops. Good body, malty, immediately overwhelmed by a very strong bitterness; the old hops add some astringency. Softer, sweeter and spicier when warmer. Very long final. Really good!


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