TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle purchased at Torrence Liquors, Calumet City IL.
Cidery, acetic aroma and not much else. Nice cloudy auburn color. Not much head, but what little head is produced stays right to the last sip, leaving spots of lace here and there on the sides of the glass. Flavor starts out quite sour, almost unpleasantly so, but sweetens as it sits on the tongue. Moderate hop bitterness shows up at the end. Never would have guessed this was 13% ABV -- alcohol is well-hidden. Highly tingly and effervescent palate -- this is one fun beer to swallow from a tactile standpoint. Hard to go wrong with De Dolle.
RobertDale (1909) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml. bottle, 2010. Thanks Kai! Pours reddish brown with a decent light biege head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, caramel, and wood. Taste is tart cherries, berries, yeast, malt, and wood. Somewhat sour finish. One of the best.
berntholer (144) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
small light beige head that disappears quite quick. brown-red clear beer. some hints of balsamico and vanilla in the aroma. slight sour, porto, feeble sweetness, complex oak. long full aftertaste.2008 edition / 75 cl @ kulminator / notes from backlog
Osprey87 (540) - London via, WALES - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 version, bought from Mikkeller and Friends. Slightly chilled. Dark brown colour, little head. Smells strongly of cherry. Despite the smell, there isn’t as much cherry taste as in the normal Oerbier. Sour fruit punch, clove and spice. OK.
ogivlado (4990) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml. -Courtesy of Marko, shared with him and heavy. Darker amber coloured, medium sized pale beige head, citric fruity and mild alcoholic nose. Sweet malty, fruity and yeasty with hint of wood and alcohol in the finish. Interesting but expected more.
kraddel (852) - deurne, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 vintage , kulminator
Pours dark red / brown .
White/ brown foam
Smells sweet / metalic
Tastes metallic / sour / sweet . Not my thing , personaly
Marko (3614) - Split, CROATIA - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 edition, got in a trade with 77ships (thanks Eugene!). Poured a dark amber/brown/red body with a small off white head. The nose strikes you immediately, very vinuous, the barrel aging couldn’t be more evident... quite funky too with notes of... saliva. Hmm. But somehow not in a bad way. Creamy mouthfeel, rosehip and plastic maltiness, with some light bitterness in the background, very weak floweriness. This is extremely well balanced. Superbly drinkable for 13% and yeah, a pretty great beer.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smak och doft av torkad frukt, choklad, beligisk jäst , ekfat, vinös, brunt socker, karamell, toner av körsbär och vinäger. Riktigt bra balans mellan smakerna. Gott.
podey (492) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Torst, 2004 vintage generously shared by jrgratz. Pours beautiful plummy amber with a medium white head. Aroma is sour funkiness, tart fruit and woody oak. Taste is subtly tart with a faint sweetness but icnredibly smooth. This was a terrific beer. Thanks Justin!
jbeatty (506) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2002 vintage from Torst, 03/23/2013. Jeppe told me this was aged in Chateauneuf du Pape barrels, somewhat different from the widely distributed version. Pours plum brown, ruby highlights, almost still, though a few bubbles ring the glass. Aroma is cherry, brandy soaked fruits, plum, darker caramel roast undertones, grapes and berries, oak. Taste is sweet candied fruit, licorice and anise, caramelized, de Dolle yeast character, nice funky red wine notes, tannic. Medium body, tongue tickling carbonation. Really beautifully aged, a real treat.
LookMomNoHands (1060) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml. bottle poured in to a trappist glass. 2010 vintage. Amber colour with a reddish hue. Thin, off-white head. Very complex and powerful aroma with oak, red berries, overripe fruits, yeasts, lactic, sourish, rich malts. The Bordeaux barrels aroma is so dominant, that this beer reminiscent of a Flemish Red. Excellent. Taste is complex and lightly sweet. Surprisingly light body for a 13% alc. Finishes bitter and long lasting sour with lots of barrel. What an excellent experience, another superb beer from De Dolle.