De Dolle Brouwers Reviews




JohnGalt1
2.9
De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout
Waaay overcarbonated... Aroma is not even close to a Stout... definately a beefed/darked up BSDA... Fruity yeast funks and dark roasted malts. Flavor is even more like a BSDA.. raisins and dried sour cherries ... chocolate malts.. with a healthy stir of cocoa powder... only a smidgen of noble hops ... bitterness is too hard to pick out of the dark grains... fruity verging on slightly sour toward the tip of the tounge and lingering on the lips... but still tastes very good... burpy.... coffee Belgian ester burps.
Monday, August 29, 2016

sir__v
3.8
De Dolle Lichtervelds Blond
Bottle @ De Dolle Brouwers, Esen - BE. Color: clear hazy golden blond beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: nice sweet malt notes balanced with dry grassy bitterness hops. Good balance. Grassy and toffee notes. Taste: medium body with caramel malt and toffee notes. Dry attenuation good dry bitterness. Aftertaste: dry bitterness, and small caramel finish. Very nice beer. Small alcohol finish.
Monday, August 29, 2016

jc1762
3.5
De Dolle Oerbier
Tap into a wineglass showing red wine with a finger of clean white foam. The nose is tart and acetic with hints of blackberries. The palate is lightly carbonated and medium bodied. Very light flavors of dark fruit (plums, blackberries, cassis) and a light bitterness on the finish.
Monday, August 29, 2016

jc1762
3
De Dolle Evil Arabier
This one’s looking at you, Travlr, Bottle in a snifter showing tea brown with two fingers of clean white foam. The nose shows dish detergent (think palmolive). The palate is well carbonated and light bodied. A mess of flavors including the dish detergent flavors, a dairy-like yogurt-like strong tartness, and a very strong bitterness that comes and goes. Not much to like about this beer, but it’s seriously not as bad as I thought.
Monday, August 29, 2016

altonbrownd
1.6
De Dolle Evil Arabier
Bottle at The Sovereign with Travlr and jc1762. Much worse than expected. Quite sour nose. Taste is sour, alcy and reminiscent of an ashtray. Quite putrid all around.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Travlr
0.5
De Dolle Evil Arabier
Bottle at The Sovereign, ordered with much trepidation and people snickering at me. Hazy to cloudy golden color with a greenish hue, big fluffy white head. Aroma of woodruff and absinthe. Taste is dirty wormwood. Awful.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

DocJitsu
3.5
De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout
Pours a very dark brown with a rich reddish tan head. Dark roasted malt, fig, and brown sugar nose. Too carbonated. Sorghum, fig, brown sugar, with a fruity sweetness all the way to the finish.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

kaserov
3.3
De Dolle Arabier
Color ambar con capa de espuma blanca desproporcionada y con textura de jabón. Carbonatación media. Aroma a levadura, malta y lúpulo (cítrico). El sabor es similar pero con menor presencia del lúpulo. Final seco y placentero. Alcohol muy bien sintetizado.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

mansquito
3
De Dolle Evil Arabier
Beer Table To Go, NYC bottle: pours murky grey orange with a big fluffy head. Aroma is weird funk, really weird, flowers, vinegar, yeast, and all sorts of other weird things. Taste is strange and not quite good. That said, I do not think this is nearly as bad as the others have said. Really, there are more undrinkable IPAs out there with rather high ratings. Still, this is weird and I can easily see this being drainpour for some.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Antonio369
4.1
De Dolle Boskeun
33 cl bottle, served in tulip glass. Poured cloudy golden with an huge foamy 4 finger off white head. Loads and loads of yeast sediments floating in glass...beautiful! Aromas of honey, lime, orange peel, pepper, bready, floral, grapefruit, strawberry. Taste: Oh wow...honey, blood orange, spices, pear, vinous almost champagne like, caramel, vanilla, herbs, grapefruit, bread with strawberry jam, fruity sugar candy. Delicious creamy and malty mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. A medium body with a long fruity, spicy and boozy finish. The high ABV is well hidden and only reveals itself in the finish. It’s been quite a while since I’ve tasted a really good Belgian beer, and the Boskeun really hits the ball right out of the park for me! Hats off to De Dolle Brouwers! Bravo!
Friday, August 26, 2016

tmrmwel
3.9
De Dolle Arabier
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy golden, with an enormous creamy head. Aroma is zesty citrusy hops, and fruity Belgian yeast, with wooden notes and kandi sugar, as well as malty notes with honey. Full, creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is fruity hops and tart yeasty notes with perfume and wooden barrels, as well as kandi and malty notes of bread, toffee and a slight alcoholic sting. Lingering, fruity yeast in the finish.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

JohnGalt1
3.2
De Dolle Arabier
3 finger head took forever to die back.. descent lacing.. brew is very hazy peachy gold. Aroma is a phenolic mix of sweet and sour fruit.. green apples and underripe apricots... a little lemony.. Flavor mirrors the aroma .. same fruitiness with more spice .. white pepper ... cardamom and lite clove.. slight melon with a encompassing maltiness that does a good job tying the complexities together.. mouthfeel is light for the style .. way too much fizzy carbonation.. semi dry finish is the only place where I can detect a grassy hop presence.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Vinx
4.1
De Dolle Arabier
Pale hazy color with a huge rocky very long lasting foam. Complex aroma of citrus, sweet yellow fruit, cloves, banana, pepper, biscuit with hints of coriander. The phenols, pepper above all, are noticeable even in the mouth and last a long after the last sip. Thin body, bitter, well hidden alcohol: all things that make it so drinkable. It’s the whole Belgium shrinked in a bottle. A great beer.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

bwyu
4.3
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva
Very drinkable sour. Tart cherries, caramel in the aroma, slightly acetic, slight vanilla (oak?), Slightly medicinal. Complex. Delicious.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

JohnGalt1
3.5
De Dolle Oerbier
Cherry wood brown with huge 2 finger lite tan head. Sticky lacing lingers for a long time. A little cloudy from a crappy pour. Initial aroma reminds me a very watered down Supplication. Next is dry slightly floral and pungent ... Nuttiness fades to an almost dry amaretto aroma. Pepper low coriander and finishes with an unexpected Belgian yeast spiceness and maybe a little bit of tartness. Very unique and flowing flavors .... spices and fruit meld to yeast fruitiness ending with a dry tart finish.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sissio
4.1
De Dolle Lichtervelds Blond
bottle @ home clear pale golden, cream head citruses, fresh fruit, tropical notes, butterscotch, vanilla, light spices oily, red orange juice, butterscotch or toffee, grapefruit peel pleasent
Monday, August 22, 2016

lello4ever
4.4
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva
2008. Tonaca di frate con sottilissima schiuma evanescente. Nota al naso acidula, berries. Al palato conferma di essere acidula, con corpo pieno, intensa e corposa. Acidula di mela e dolce di bacche, fruttata e vinosa. Carbonazione medio bassa. Molto intensa e piena ma non eccessivamente impegnativa in piccole dosi, nonostante la gradazione alcolica elevatissima. La oerbier è fantastica, questo invecchiamento in botte aggiunge una interessante nota acida e vinosa.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

jamestulloch
3.7
De Dolle Arabier
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Hazy bronze body with a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of stewed rhubarb, cinnamon, brown bread, floral hops and mashed red apple. Flavour of apple strudel, marzipan and nuts. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Lively fizz. Sweet and spicy.
Friday, August 19, 2016

biirusaikou
3.8
De Dolle Oerbier
Bottle at Poechenellekelder. Rich plum character with a jam feel, some porto wine quality, great finish. Definitely a classic with a dangerously hidden abv.
Friday, August 19, 2016

Ysok02
4.1
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Robe blonde, mousse explosive, mais peu persistante. Nez puissant sur des notes de fruits mûrs, d’agrumes, de foin sur un fond de houblon, de malt et de levures. Bouche à l’attaque fruitée, de l’ampleur, un alcool marqué mais un bel équilibre grâce à l’amertume du houblon et une pointe d’acidité. Une triple tout en puissance. Une bière d’hiver.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

SylvainCFC
4.1
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Robe orange cuivrée, trouble, bullage assez intense au versement. Beau col de mousse, persistant, blanc. Nez très puissant de malt, céréales. Epicé et chaud, révélant son taux d’alcool. Attaque douce de malt caramel, de pain/pâtisserie (gourmand). Bouche qui se déploie sur plus d’amertume et une petite aigreur. Levure belge bien marquée pour une triple de caractère. Note fruitée de pommes sucrée (compote). Longueur douce-amer particulière.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

20107589
3.9
De Dolle Oerbier
Pour Dark Brown with a fine White head. Banana caramel and Bread. Taste. Light sweet bitter. Average carbonation
Saturday, August 13, 2016

angel77
3.5
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Botella 33 cl en el Lupulo tomada en junio 2010. Sin lote ni fecha cpref. (r1428). Triple belga con sabores maltosos algo secos y buena sensación alcohólica Cuerpo medio a intenso de 10 vol. Buena.
Friday, August 12, 2016

ulrikolsen
3.8
De Dolle Arabier
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with tall beige head. Aroma of light malt, bread, biscuit and spicy and hoppy notes. Taste is light malty with biscuit and bread, along with fruity notes and evident hops with grass and pine. Finish is dry and bitter, and hides the high alcohol lever well. Good one!
Thursday, August 11, 2016

mice
4.1
De Dolle Arabier
Valtavasti vaahtoava (kesti todella kauan, että koko pullollisen sai kaadettua lasiin) oranssinkeltainen, hieman utuinen olut. Jättää kivan puolen sentin vaahtokerroksen suurimman vaahdon hävittyä. Lisäksi hieman pitsiä. Tuoksussa belgihedelmäisyyttä, hieman hiivaisuutta ja mausteisuutta. Maku hieman makea, mutta toisaalta humaloidun katkera ja hedelmäinen, hiilihappoinen. Ennen kaikkea varsin mausteinen/pippurinen. Raikas olut, kohtalaisen täyteläinen suutuntuma. Belgitripel tästä mieleen tulee. Hieno tuotos.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

alteregoo
3.9
De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout
Gigantyczna, beżowa piana, drobna i dość trwała. Barwa ciemno brązowa, prawie czarna. W aromacie karmel, kawa zbożowa, kakao, suszone owoce, cukier kandyzowany, cola... W smaku dość słodkie, palone, ze sporą ilością rodzynek, daktyli, karmelu i czekolady. W posmakach jakiś tytoń, ciemny cukier, likier waniliowy... Goryczka średnia do niskiej, ziołowo palona, lekko pikantna. Wysycenie średnie do wysokiego, musujące w ustach. Półpełne, ziemiste w odbiorze.
Niezły FES, bardziej po belgijskiej, quadowej stronie, czyli estry i fenole w przewadze nad czekoladą i kawą. Piwo nieco przegazowane co zmniejsza pijalność, mimo to przyjemne.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

mice
3.5
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Oranssin kuparinen olut todella rajusti vaahtoavalla vaahdolla. Alussa lasiin pystyi kaatamaan vain puolet pullosta ja tällöin olut näytti varsin kirkkaalta. Kun koko pullo on kaadettu lopulta lasiin, on olut selvästi sameahko. Vaahto häviää aika nopeasti lopulta ja jättää hennon valkoisen vaahtokerroksen sekä pienen tiskiainemaisen pitsin. Tuoksu voimakkaan hedelmäinen ja mausteinen. Myös maku hedelmäinen ja mausteinen varsinkin loppupuolella makua, mutta alkoholi puskee turhan paljon läpi. Maltaisuus myös läsnä jälkimaussa. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Klimaet
3.7
De Dolle Oerbier
Tap. Pours murky reddish dark brown with a big brown head. Aromas of belgian yeast, dark fruits, orange, caramel, chocolate, malts. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, yeasty, caramel, dark sugar.
Monday, August 08, 2016

DroolYeast
4
De Dolle Oerbier
Tap @ Mikkeller Aarhus. Aroma of slight burnt caramel, dark dried fruits, raisins, vinous, caramel. Dark brown colour with off-white head, mostly lasting. Taste is light+ sweet and light+ malt bitter. Full body, oily feel, vinous caramel finish.
Monday, August 08, 2016

maley1
3.7
De Dolle Boskeun
Hazy golden pour with small off white head. Aroma of yeast, banana, honey, hops, grains and faint fruits. Taste of yeast, grains, honey, sugar cane, hops, malts and faint fruits. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy smooth mouthfeel, nicely balanced. Delicious beer!
Monday, August 08, 2016

Nische
3.2
De Dolle Boskeun
Bottle kindly shared by O. Hazy golden with small, white head. Aroma and taste of hay, honey, bread, dough, spice and yeast. Somewhat sharp boozy finish.
Saturday, August 06, 2016

DottorGonzo84
4.6
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Colore giallo paglierino, schiuma pannosa persistente, molto carbonata. Al naso sentori di arancia , albicocca e zucchero candito, in bocca ritorna l’albicocca, speziato, maltato e poco frumento. Sul finale pepato.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

ManVsBeer
3
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Keg @ Northern Monk Refrectory, Leeds. Dangerously good given it neither tastes nor smells anything like its strength. Has a mild hoppy fruitiness.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

bursprak
3.8
De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Murky blackish pour with a small tan head. Notes of light smoke, bitter chocolate, coffee sump, liquorice and some light tar.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

rondphoto
4.2
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Aroma of malt and caramel. Over-the-top white head that takes its time dropping, fluffy bands of lace. Taste is edgy yeasty caramel malt that grows and grows into medium carbonation, and, finally to mild hops that can’t shut off the caramel. A big brew, even a little pushy, but so well balanced, and drinkable. I will find another.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

mice
3.8
De Dolle Stille Nacht
Likaisenoloinen, samea hailakanruskea olut vaahtoaa melko kevyesti ja vaahto katoaa pian kokonaan. Ei ole ulkonäöltään mikään helmi todellakaan. Tuoksu appelsiininen, viljaisen maltainen ja hiivainen. Maultaan hedelmäinen, hiivainen ja kevyen mausteinen kääntyen entistä enemmän appelsiiniseksi loppupuoleltaan. Alkoholi esillä maussa hieman, muttei häiritsevästi. Pehmeä, makean täyteläinen ja lämmittävä kokonaisuus. Aika erikoinen, mutta ulkonäköä lukuunottamatta toimii.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Arcanor
4.3
De Dolle Arabier
330ml bottle best before June 2017. Pour yellowish and hazy with a tall and dense white head. Aroma of nuts, Belgian yeast and notes of green hops. Herbal taste with notes of pepper, high carbonation, dry and oily. Nice pepper month finish.
Sunday, July 31, 2016

kustie
4
De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout
Bottle. Almost black color with tanned head. Aroma has dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel. Taste is malty with long bitter and dry aftertaste. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, coffee and ripe fruits. Complex and interesting one.
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Iznogud
4
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub. Shared with JFK10000. Pours orange, huge white head. Sweet, fruity, citrus, spicy, bit yeasty. Sourish note. Dry. Very good. Lively carbonation. Alcohol well hidden.
Friday, July 29, 2016

DottorGonzo84
4.6
De Dolle Boskeun
Una delle mie birre preferite..colore dorato opaco,schiuma fine poco persistente, al naso note di frutta matura,arancia e albicocca,zucchero candito,miele e alchool. In bocca si ritrova lo zucchero candito,albicocca,speziato, caramello sul finale. Mediamente carbonata.
Friday, July 29, 2016

edgallow
3.7
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
11.2 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit and spicy. Taste is spicy yeast and fruit.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rob_D_UK
3.8
De Dolle Oerbier
Pours a deep chestnut with an off white head. Strong dark fruits aroma. Strong boozy taste.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

fugitive
3.2
De Dolle Lichtervelds Blond
Bottle. Color dark yellow with big white head. Aroma corriander, yeast. Taste sweet, malt, yeast, corriander, dry.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

flying_pig
4.4
De Dolle Stille Nacht
330ml bottle from Whole Foods Market, Giffnock (£4.36):
This one was an excellent beer from De Dolle & came through with almost everything that I’ve come to expect from big, bold Belgian beers. There was a lot of flavour packed into this one & some good spice as well with a combination of yeast & citrus flavours opening things up & rich fruits following them up. It was a very well-balanced & easy to drink beer despite its strength & it’s definitely up there with some of the best the country brews; great stuff.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Pilsnertest
3.2
De Dolle Boskeun
Bittert, honung och jäst. Ljust bröd, hö och viss antydan av ladugård. Ganska vass i munkänslan.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

KoNrRiI
3.8
De Dolle Boskeun

0.33 bottle. 2010 vintage
A dark, very hazy, dirty brown color with a huge white head. Aroma of dark malts, tons of dark fruits, and caramel. Taste is likewise absolutely dominated by dark fruits but features caramel, ash, and wood too boot. A full body, a creamy texture, and an almost flat carbonation. Finish is very long, once again dark fruits - it also appears old if that makes any sense. Overall the beer is good, worth a try.

Friday, July 22, 2016

kustie
4.2
De Dolle Oerbier
Bottle. Very dark brown and reddish color with quite thick light brown head. Aroma is a bit tart and has ripe fruits, brown sugar, berries, cherries, sour apple. Taste is malty with long fruity and a bit sour and dry aftertaste. Flavors of cherries, ripe fruits, berries, malt, red wine, some sour elements, caramel and chocolate. Nice combination of sour and sweet elements.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

shoulderbroken
4.1
De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout
Tap at Oerbierman. Surprised I have never rated this! Dry roasty, bitter. Chocolate and spice. Molasses liquorice and touch of smoke. Great stuff. Dark fruit. Very interesting developing taste with each sip.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

PapaVillum
3.9
De Dolle Boskeun
Sirupsfarvet og kraftigt ufiltreret Belgian Strong Ale med større flot tætskummende hvid krone, som langsomt svinder til landskaber. Let perlende og med masser af gærrester under sidste ophældning. Frugtpræget og let krydret aroma af koriander, gær, ananas og nektariner. Rig og kraftig smag indeholdende begge elementer: sødme og bitterhed. Indledningsvis spiller sødmen anden violin i smagsbilledet, og humlebitterheden er solid og kraftig. Længere fremme overtager sødmen billedet og humlen samt gæren er det solide tæppe på gulvet. Alkoholen er ligeså dominerende, og dette bryg skal man gå forsigtigt fremad med. Stor fyldig krop med en kraftig karbonering. Perlende mundfølelse og en olieret konsistens. Overall: Velbalanceret og humlet belgisk påskebryg med mere end et kaninspark i glasset. Boskeun efterlader dig glad i låget. 33 cl, flaske, ABV ikke oplyst på flasken, men ratebeer angiver den til 10.0 %, BB: 02/2017, købt hos Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Boutip
4.2
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010
Bottle: Poured a reddish color ale with a huge off-white foamy head with great retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of vinous notes with some malt notes also discernable. Taste is an incredibly well balance mix of flavours including some vinous notes with some oak, tart, malt with some residual candi sugar notes and some dark fruits notes. Body is full with excellent carbonation. I had concerned the bottle might have been a bit too old but I should not have worried.
Monday, July 18, 2016