Eructoblaster (3055) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 330ml. Pours a hazy golden body with average carbonation and a thin, lasting white creamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with grapefruit, honeyish and herbal hints. Sharp hoppy taste that carries coriander and herbal/flowery notes. Ends with a long, bitter/sour finish. Enjoyable.
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Glouglouburp
Classic De Dolle pour: hazy gold-copper, large fluffy white head that lasts forever. Complex yet mellow nose of hop, yeast, pepper, cream. Flavor is very refreshing, slightly tart. Yeast, wheat, a little cream. The hop is awesome here, so fruity and juicy! You will not find a better palate: medium-full and lush yet completely smooth, and yet also just carbonated enough to ease the weight and keep it light and prickly. Long finish. While it’s not complex as a couple others from them, it is very integrated and reflects the consistent quality of De Dolle. Thanks so much for the rarity Dany!
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this beer in Holland. Remember liking it. But I lost the rating. The hotel in Amsterdam was quite nice.
hirigalzkar (2314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Vintage 1992@Akkurat). Nice golden color. This is the smoothest beer i’ve ever tasted (maybe because of the cellering). Sour. Hoppy. Fruity. Some smoked tones.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2009 In short: A light fluffy and very hoppy Belgian ale focussing on drinkability. Very very good
How: Bottle 330ml, about 6 months old
The look: A medium white head over a cloudy golden yellow body with some particles
In long: Semi-wild yeast and flowers mash on the nose. Taste is more mellow that the nose lead me to believe. Body is light and fluffy, plain crackers, dried oranges, mint, some residual sugar, lots of spicy hops. Refreshing light acidic/tartness. Excellence in simplicity. I had myself a “best-of” light Belgian ales night where I drank Taras Boulba, Zinnebier and Oeral one after the other. The Oeral finished last but this is nothing to be ashamed of. And anyway what does a beer do when it is ashamed and depressed? It starts to drink? Itself?
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home: Cloudy orange with big bubbly fading head that settles to a creamy film. Good lacing. Green apple, orange, and mild yeasty spice make a nice combination in your nose. Some light pale malt underneath with some refined sugar and green banana skin. Floral notes floating around. CO2 is quite shocking as it first crosses your lips but as it gets to your throat it seems to have losts its power. An almost wheat character first pops up with tart green apple and mixed fruit juice bringing sweetness. Some definite hop bitterness in there but absolutely no harshness from that. Hop flavor is detectable but it is melded into the herbal and spicyness coming from what I assume to be the yeast. tart green apple and yeast finish with just a faint hint of grass on the very end. Touch of alc in that end note as well, but barely detectable. Quite nice.
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Dégusté avec french tickler) Une biere Or foncé et brumeuse avec un tres bon collet non-collant. Odeur de banane, raisins vert, poires, alcohol et oranges. Gout tres salé, bananes, cendré, acidité et pelure de pemplemousse.
CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl) Sampled at the Brasseurs du Temps pre-party on August 27, 2008. Pours a thin, frothy white head atop a lemony body. Nose is somewhat floral with yeasty undertones. Flavour is very tart and tonic. Nice odour but lacking tongue. 7/4/5/3/12
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust golden color, poured with very thin white head. Aroma strong of fruit--sour citrus and hints of prune or plum. Little bit of earthy funk too. Taste surprisingly tart and sweet, with a sour finish light on the hops. Not much in the way of carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Very drinkable but still interesting.
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle with the Belgian "funky shoe" label. Pours a cloudy light yellow-orange colour with small sediment. Big white head that disolves into a film with lacing. Big sweet aroma of oranges, honey and a little spice. Great fruity flavour with a spicy side. Very lively mouthfeel from carbonation with a hint of acid tang. Really great Belgian ale.