BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
750 mL bottle shared with Ernest, luckygirl and my wife at Choice City Butcher and Deli in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Pours a bubbly and fizzy amber with a huge rocky-foamy off-white head that lasts forever. Aroma is sweet and sour fragile fruit, but not too much of either, malt and yeast (earth, cellar) and woodsy oak notes. Now, that does not fairly or fully describe the aroma or experience of gently placing your nose into a deep Chimay glass and sniffing indefinitely on this brew. Slightly sour yet unoffensive initial flavor, some sweetness then ensues, malt and yeast enter in, some fruit (apple, pear) notes appear, slight dry finish. Medium bodied, creamy and fizzy-burpy palate.
TBone (11891) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 750ml PBFVIII
Tnx lusikka. Hazy orange deep amber color, small white head. Cellary, fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Ok, some cellary notes but besides that De Dolle yeast, fruity, alcohol, liquerish palate. Orginally a great beer and even now very good.
olio (5265) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ PBF 2013. 2000 vintage. Thanks lusikka!
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Aroma of sour fruits, yeast, cellar, some berry notes and faint grapes. Flavor of grapes, mild apricot, caramel, yeast, some wood and goose berries. Feels and tastes very old, mildly oxidized. Quite nice still after all these years.
lusikka (5329) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Vintage 2000.
Pours a dark copper amber colour with a white head. Aroma of cellar, mold, lingonberries, yeast and some mild caramel notes. Flavour is rather rich with some caramel notes, tart lingonberries, herbs, yeast, tart citrus and some oxidation, unfortunately. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes dry, tart, citrusy and berryish. After 13 years this is still in a reasonable condition. Cellary notes are present, but not too much, and maybe some oxidation notes as well.
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@PBF VIII (thanks lusikka). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is quite dry wood, some acidic notes, and some sadly cardboardy oxidation. Flavour is tart wood, some herbs and earth.
tiong (3069) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @ PBF 2013. Thanks lusikka!
Vintage 2000 - Pours murky dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of cellar, farmyard, sourness, tart fruity notes, hints of yeast and spices. Taste is sour, tart, sweet, sticky, yeasty, spicy and malty with hints of moldy cellar. Finish is yeasty, very sour, tart fruity, spicy and moldy cellary. Not sure if good or not.
laiti (4944) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle vintage 2000 @ PBF VIII. Thanks lusikka!
Aroma has moldy cellar, some cardboard and caramel. Flavour is tart with malty notes, some berries, moldy cellar and hints of bread. Interesting mix of De Dolle house aroma, aromas of a beer too old and tartness. Not sure if past its present or not.
kraddel (2430) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
from bottle, 75 cl .
pours amber, small white foam, smell is apple, port and sweet. taste is sweet, dusty, soft carbo, some alcohol but not much. very fruity, balanced and complex. definetly the best dolle beer yet !
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Split rating from the old special brouwsel entry, had both the original and the 20 years anniversary version. Pours beautiful deep amber and with a nice offwhite head. Aroma is fruity and cherry, extremely smooth and inviting with a mild whiff of caramel malt beneath. Smooth phenolic and cherry flavoured, yet so perfectly balanced. Complex wineous smooth finish - just fantastic!
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Dell, thank you sir! Murky amber color, beige head. Aroma of oxidized prunes,mpeaches. Taste is fruity, but a bit hrash around the edges. Still, an amazing beer at an amazing tasting!
VsXsV (1892) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Dunderölsprovning 2012. Hazy brown liquid with medium off-white/light brown head. Aroma of dust, light apples, light vinegar, toffee, port (maybe some cardboard), spices and a bit lacto. Taste is light sweet and light to medium sour with notes of some toffee, vinegar and port. Meidum bodied with medium carbonation. Balanced, but too old. Stille enjoyable though.