raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown with some orange hue. Pillowy,lasting head which leaves great lacing. Aroma of sweet bread,toffee,house yeast,and light flower. Lively carbonation makes this seem a little less hefty than it is. Good flavor balance of fruity,sweet malt with underlying yeast,and earth flavors. Little damp wood as well. Lingering sweet,tart,and more of a hop presence than expected. Pretty dry. Delicate,and dangerously drinkable. Seems it was gone in just a few gulps. I love De Dolle
Cluniac (61) - - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is a murky light brown, with excellent lacing and a frothy head. Aroma is sweet candy sugars with some roasted malt. Taste is similar- quite sweet with malty tones. Palate is very good like all De Dolle beers- although not as creamy or smooth as Mad Bitch or Stille Nacht. A bit dry on the aftertaste. Overall its definetly a vert good ale as Ive come to expect from this brewery, but its not their best one.
cmc619 (443) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For sure the best of the De Dolle triumvirate tasting from today. I think my rating may be skewed a bit high from perception - the reserve version of this is on the RateBeer Top 50 Belgium. But anyway - it’s fantastic. High-ABV but drinkable. Probably sits somewhere between 8-10 on my scale but I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt with a 9 until next tasting.
barbillon (36) - Pesaro, ITALY - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
di colore marrone rossastro, con schiuma bella cremosa e un aroma dolce. Ha una carbonizzazione bella sostenuta con sapori di prugna e zucchero di canna con un finale leggero di liquirizia. Buona bevuta ma forse troppo dolce che stanca verso il finale.
Pyrmir (3631) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle during Brussels vacation. Reddish amber with beige head. Aroma of malt, sour candy, light fruit, grapes and some soapy detergent notes. Taste is medium sweet, grapes, malty, sugars with a finish with grape peels and sugar.
melush (1030) - SPAIN - JAN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 33cl / Botella, 33cl.
@ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine.
A: Brown / Marron
T/S: Malt, sweet, fruity, yeast, alcohol / Malta, dulce, afrutado, levadura, alcohol
Alengrin (2592) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The very first Dolle beer, since 1980, and in that respect one of the first modern craft beers in Belgium. Had a crate in the cellar last year but forgot to properly rate it - hence this rating based on old notes. Hazy bronze coloured under a very thick and moussy, lacing, pale beige head. Very estery and yeasty, elegant and inviting aroma; overripe grapes and peaches, raisins, brown bread, port wine, caramel, floral hops. Sweet onset, not cloying candi sugar sweetness, very estery and fruity, ’Belgian’ yeastiness, soft mouthfeel with spritzy carbonation, nice caramelly malt sweetness, evolving into a lightly spicy, yeasty, florally hop bitterish finish with agreeable warming, port-like alcohol and a hint of roasted bitterishness - which, I hasten to add, wasn’t there when I first tasted this, the recipe clearly has been altered a bit some years ago to approach a more Scotch-style ale, but then this seems to have been its original form so I guess it has been kind of returned to its own roots. I liked the previous version better, especially fresh from tap at the brewery, but this still is a great, tasty classic.
Bierridder_S (81) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
09/01/2015 @home 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck.
Brown colour with nice beige head. Aroma : dark malts, caramel, dark fruits, Taste : dark malts, candy sugar, dark fruits. At the end warming alcohol.
Beerhunter111 (8653) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with ElManana, many thanks! Leicht trübes dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer geringen aber stabilen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifem Obst, Karamell, viel Malz. Geschmack nach reifen Früchten, leicht würzig, leicht alkoholisch, auch zum Ende hin viele reife Früchte.
Robv (50) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the start, when I opened the bottle, I had to be realy quick, cause of the foam and yeast coming out of the bottle on a fast tempo. The aroma is realy sweet, the brown sugar comes out, together with some burned caramel. The taste is sweet at the beginning, but results in a fine bitterness at the end, you can taste some caramel. it’s a fine, well-balanced beer.
mircoas (137) - ITALY - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl @ bottle. Belga di colore marrone, profumata e dolce. Ottima al naso, meno in bocca, nel complesso più che buona.