De Dolle Brouwers Reviews




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 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

MayumiH
3.9
De Dolle Arabier
Bottle at home. Pours yellow colour with a huge white frothy head. Brown sugar, apple spices. Malty sweetness and dry aftertaste. Very tasty.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

lello4ever
4.5
De Dolle Oerbier
Color tonaca di frate, con ampia schiuma beige compatta e di buona persistenza. Al naso il malto risalta insieme alle spezie, note di frutta secca e dark fruits. Eccellente la bevuta, piena, dolce con una bella speziatura. Alcol che sostiene la bevuta fino alla fine alla perfezione. Buona anche una leggera amarezza finale. Carbonazione medio alta. Una grande strong ale.
Friday, July 15, 2016

WaddlingPlatypus
3.4
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
330ml bottle. Murky brown with a frothy mocha head. Burnt toast aroma, with dark roasted malts. Bitter burnt toast flavour, along with thick malts and dark undertones.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Garrold
3.7
De Dolle Boskeun
Bottle. Trembling Madness, York. Hazy, lumpy gold. Thick, bubbly, shiny topped, lasting, white head. Nose has overripe banana. Sweet, chewy, stone fruit. Dried date, fig and such. Brown sugar. Never a hint of 10%, though. Taste is floral, honeyed sweet. Some phenolic booziness. Smooth, and rich mouthfeel. Honey sweet finish, with a much appreciated, bitter close. Could verge on too sweet, but there’s a grassy bitterness that balances things nicely.
Friday, July 08, 2016

zebra
4.1
De Dolle Evil Arabier
330-ml bottle from craftbeertemple. before i thought this was the standard arabier, now i think i was wrong. stunning perfume, complex challenging botanical/industrial/from another world, sweet, an acquired taste. an interesting story, which of course might or might not be genuine: http://nepenthiology.com /de-dolle-brouwers-confidential-evil-arabier
Friday, July 08, 2016

stevoj
4
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010
750ml bottle thanks to Toby. Murky brown pour, initial beige head fades. Immediate fruity nose, plums, prunes, raisins, yeasty, wooden notes. Taste is more of the same, some quad, some dubbel, with more of the wine and barrel notes in evidence. nice lingering flavor and gentle warmth.
Thursday, July 07, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
4.4
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010
750ml bottle with a big thanks to Toby. Pours out a brown topped with a small sand head. Nose is very complex tons going on pit fruit sweetness wine barrel notes some berries a great belg yeast spice. Taste is more of the heavy complexity wine barrel pit fruit rich malts yeast notes and a great finish.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

klm1
3.8
De Dolle Arabier
Pours deep golden color, haze, with creamy long lasting (practically till the end) white head. Visually high carbonation. Sroma: fruity, with notes of grape, peaches, grapefruits...flavor is similar: intense hop flavors, with fruity note, which takes on grape, peaches, grapefruits...flavor is similar: intense hop flavor, which takes on fruits mentioned above, supported with malt flavors, which takes on toffee, bread. Finish is slightly salty, dry and slightly bitter. Body is medium, texture soft, carbonation high.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

OminouSC2
3.4
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Dark roasted malt aromas with coffee and some cacao. Taste is a nice bitter-sweet moment, just like that feeling when the glass is empty way too soon. Some alcohol taste during the finish.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

OminouSC2
3.5
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Golden with white head. Gusher. Alcohol aromas, yeast, fruit. Yeast, spices, caramel sweetness and some orange peel makes a nice tasting beer. Well balanced finish.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Taboada
3.7
De Dolle Stille Nacht
Bottle sample tasted at BBF Lab Madrid 2016 on the 02/07/2016 (Vintages 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). Golden colour with a nice white head. Aroma of caramel, malts and hops. Taste is sugar, hops and roasted malts. Intense caramel and candy aftertaste. Next one please!
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

hackobock
3.8
De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005
September 4, 2015. Bottle at Kulminator.
Cloudy dark golden with a small white head.Aroma is sweet fruity, vinous with grapes, peach, apples, plum, sugar, toffee, wood, red wine, alcoho and some earthy damp cellar notes. Taste is sweet, malty with toffee, sugar and peach, light dry grape skin tartness with some oak notes in the finish and warming alcohol. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Good, tried it side by side with the regular 2005 and I preferred that one, didn’t have the higher alcohol notes that this one had.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

StilleStorm
4.1
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
DWF; Bottle 33 CL., drunk at Cardinal. Pours huge, hazy gold with a lasting, laging off-white head. Nose is huge, malt, citrus, yeast, sugar and spice. Taste is moderat to heavy sweet and bitter, balanced with a lasting, bitter, sugar, spice and warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is lively.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sevenlee
3.8
De Dolle Oerbier
Pours dark brown with a huge brown head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, coffee and some spices. Taste is medium to high sweet.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.9
De Dolle Arabier
De Dolle’s Ara Bier an 8% belgian Golden Ale that is a beautiful brassy gold with an off-white head of foam. The aroma is sweet honeyed biscuit malts with spicy phenols and a hop bite. It is light bodied, soft round carbonation and a dry finish. The taste is sweet, has a herbal hop bite, spicy belgian yeast esters and is very crisp. A well neigh perfect example of the style. Great.
Monday, June 27, 2016

mcberko
3.3
De Dolle Boskeun
On tap at PIB 2016, pours a hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast and light cardboard. Flavour brings out loads of Belgian yeast upfront, some light caramel and booze. Tastes much better than it smells. Yeasty, fairly sweet and moderately complex. Very nice.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

hohops
3.9
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Bottle, bottled July 2014. Appearance- golden with a slight amber tinge, an enormous pillowy white head which gradually settles. Turns murky brown when you pour it all out. Lots of bubbles rising. Aroma- Belgian yeast, bready malt, stewed apple, dark fruit, spices, orange peel, baked fruits, caramel biscuit undertones. Taste- lots of fruit here- apple pie, stewed fruit, brown sugar, caramel, rhubarb, spices, orange peel, solid malt presence, pretty boozy, fruitcake. Nice and full-bodied, doesn’t hide its strength. Impressive.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

wombat23
3
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Very foamy immediately after opening bottle. Aroma of dark fruits, coffee and chocolate. Taste is vinous, some sourness, mild chocolate, coffee notes, hints of vinegar. Doesn’t taste much like a stout. Perhaps an old bottle?
Friday, June 24, 2016

PhillyCraft
2
De Dolle Evil Arabier
Not sure why I bought a bottle of this after seeing the reviews but I’ve always been a de dollar fan, used to drink a ton of their stuff 6/7 years ago so have it a whirl. Pours clear copper with medium off white head. Good bit of carbonation. Smell and flavor is lemon head candy, Rusty penny, blood stick, Belgian candy sugar, infected metal and other offensive notes. A few sips then drained.
Friday, June 24, 2016

neepsntatties
3.7
De Dolle Boskeun
Bottle. Colour...pale gold with a thin white head. Nose...a bit of cardboard to start but then fruity bits show as it warms. Palate...dry, full and frothy with massive fruity goodness laden with tropical fruits, dried apple, cane berry fruit leather and compote. The finish is long, dry and lightly cloying.
Friday, June 24, 2016

finol
2.1
De Dolle Evil Arabier
Bottle. Pours golden amber with a white head. Aroma of herbs, strawberries and lemon. Odd bitter and sour, very light for the abv.
Friday, June 24, 2016

hirigalzkar
2
De Dolle Evil Arabier
Bottle. Strange blonde with a distinct amoniac sourness, a cellar like dullness, some spices and heavy citrus notes.
Friday, June 24, 2016

sokuzs1
3.5
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Aroma: orange, apricot, spicy, some malty notes Taste: medium sweet, peach, apricot, malty, honey, alcohol, orange, spicy
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hanoi
4.3
De Dolle Oerbier
Bottle. It’s been quite some time since I last had it. Nose is yeast, cherry, dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, plums, fig, spice, bread. Taste is dark chocolate, cherry, hint of cola, caramel, dark fruits, vinous, cinamon, dry licorice, slight sour note, a dry herbal hop note in the finish with heavy spices. Mouthfeel is rich. An outstanding big Belgian, which pulls off the trick of being full bodied, full flavoured, but not overly sweet. The hints of sour with a the dry finish lift the beer from great to outstanding.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

GSAP
3.1
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Alcohol is wel aanwezig door de verzoete smaak van honing, kruiden en zelfs wat peper, weinig bitter, ook in de nasmaak die wat droog en zurig aandoet. Aroma is zwaar, bijna muf zoet. Smaak is het meest complex, aroma iets minder. Kraag is een kraag, hoog- en langstaand. Ceeoootwee is rijkelijk, teveel eigenlijk.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

rodenbach99
4.1
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010
Style et résumé: Ale forte belge en fût de Bordeaux.
Comment: Dégustation Manseau 2016. Reserva 2010.
Portrait: Une robe cuivrée sans mousse. Un nez vineux de caramel fruité, fort complexe. Une bouche tout aussi vineuse, fruitée, piquante avec des saveurs intenses de caramel. Tout simplement superbe.
Note: 8/10

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

knickskicks
3.6
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2000
Hazy reddish orange pour. Nose is port, oxidation, dried fruits, leather. Taste is port, sweet fruits, leathery, caramel, pretty oxidized though. I’d imagine this is something really special without oxidation.
Monday, June 20, 2016

Cybercat
3.4
De Dolle Stille Nacht
Pours hazy apricot with a thick eggshell head. Aroma delivers fresh malt, fruity and subtle butterscotch notes. Flavor offers fruity, yeasty and fresh malt tones, though the butterscotch seems to disappear. Mouthfeel presents decent fizz and body. Happy any old holiday!
Saturday, June 18, 2016

radagast83
3.9
De Dolle Oerbier
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a medium dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was dark, dried fruits. Light sweet, fizzy funky yeast notes. Bold, but still refreshing.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

kerenmk
3.6
De Dolle Stille Nacht
Bottle shared with Shahaf and Dina. Clear-to-hazy gold with a white head. Banana bread, phenolic a bit, a little green too. Taste is sweet, a little alcoholic and some green apple. Full body, sweet apple aftertaste and a little fizz.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

toscanoigor
4.1
De Dolle Oerbier
Do tap. Marrom-avermelhada, opaca, espuma de boa formação. Aroma de frutas escuras (ameixa, uva), carregado de leveduras e um toque leve de malte. O sabor acompanha o aroma, com menos levedura e mais doce. O final é levemente picante, um pouco tostado. Carbonatação média, suave para beber, quase não se nota a presença do álcool. Ótima experiência.
Monday, June 13, 2016

Cybion
3.8
De Dolle Arabier
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours cloudy dark amber with a large amount of fluffy white head. About a finger of the head retains and there’s a lot of lacing. Fruity esters on the nose to begin with - banana and apple mostly. Sweet light malt s, Almond/marzipan, orange or orange rind, tropical fruit, something floral or grassy, bit of citrus, slight woody edge. Taste, by comparison seriously ramps up the bitterness; bitterness of a dry, woody, earthen, resinous nature. Almost tastes like a dark malt note, though i think this is entirely from the hops. Some sweeter notes of citrus, apple and sweeter malt up front before the huge bitterness kicks in and lingers for a long while. Some phenolic notes here too - lots of pepper toward the finish. Body is medium, texture is oily/smooth, carbonation is fairly sharp for a while - bit of a tingler, finish is of course very bitter and dry. Ever wondered what a Duvel hopped like a west coast IPA tastes like? This one’s for you!
Sunday, June 12, 2016

alvaro78
3.6
De Dolle Stille Nacht
Aroma ácido suave, aromas a levadura De aspecto cristalina pero con levadura flotando, trozos gruesos, no turbidez En boca compleja Cada trago distinto maltosidad caramelo, especias ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, June 12, 2016

AleRider78
3.9
De Dolle Oerbier
Acquired via trade with Chopz. 300ml bottle. Bottle cap says bottled 2012. Pours a huge frothy beige head and has an extremely murky brown appearance. Lacing is kinda weak. Aromas of roasted barley malts, dried fruits (raisins, plums) and spices. Flavours are plentiful malty, dark roasted malt, chocolate, spices. Alcohol is quite evident and actually a bit overwhelming. 9% but maybe a bit more now. The finish is very dry and tastes very much like prunes or prune juice.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

joeneugs
3.8
De Dolle Oerbier
On tap at the Trappist. It pours an amber color with an off white head. The aroma has some fruitcake, baked bread, brown sugar and light notes of clove spice. The flavor is spicy with more clove up front, cinnamon, chili powder and fruitcake. High carbonation and really lively on the palate. Good.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

nilsas
3.4
De Dolle Stille Nacht

Lukt: Frukter, høy og malt.
Utseende: Gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Frukter og noe søtig.
Hvor: Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Untappd Jostein sammen med Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@12%, Når@10.06.2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

ajnepple
4
De Dolle Stille Nacht
Backlog. Small bottle shared in the form of beer shots after a long session. The only notes I took down was the score :/
Friday, June 10, 2016

mmahut
3.8
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Bottle. Pours in dark body, slightly ruby against the light with low to none tan head. Aroma has light chocolate nose, cocoa. Taste has caramel upfront, coffee, chocolate. Full body with medium carbonation.
Thursday, June 09, 2016

ClarkVV
1.4
De Dolle Evil Arabier
Bottled 12/2015, drunk 6/4/16 at OEC.
Usual De Dolle bottled pour; big, foamy, white head shows moderately-strong to strong retention atop a bright, blonde body that shows good clarity.
So this is a blend of lemon oil and arabier that has an acetobacter infection. Well, it doesn’t smell repulsive (wait til the flavor) but it certainly smells astringently spiced and very artificial. Like a big shot of lavender oil, lavender soap and mild lemon detergent.
Oh good god.....that is vile. Putrid bile flavors combine with artificial lavender-like notes. Ever had infected homebrew?? This is an infected batch of beer just like that and that’s exactly how it tastes. Kudos to Kris for making a buck on this garbage and pawning it off to B. United, but really, this should have gone down the drain. No amount of anything can make this taste good. If youre rating this above a 3, you should quit rating beers because you have no taste.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

veceo
3.4
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Cloudy yellow color, huge white heaf. Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, spices, citrus, honey. Taste is similar, malty and sweet, spicy, yeasty with honey and citrus, some alcohol notes. Full body, average carbonation. Good stuff.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

azzie
3.8
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Bottle 0,33 from Pivoljub beer shop in Ljubljana. Hazy pale yellow liquid with gigantic head. Smell of coriander, candy, banana, soap, flowers. Full body, light carbonation. Fruity taste, coriander, some alcohol in it, grains, flowers.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

artemb
3.9
De Dolle Oerbier
Dark hazy, strong beige head. Aroma: dark sweet fruits (prunes, figs), warming spices. Taste: sweet with prunes sourness and wild notes. Flavour: dried figs, dried dates, prunes, black pepper, allspice, nutmeg. Finish is spicy, warming, with pleasant alcohol notes. Very good.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

SkillsFactory
4.1
De Dolle Oerbier
Tra il rosso rubino e il tonaca di frate, schiuma beige di persistenza esemplare. Aroma fruttato fantastico: banana matura, pesca, pera, mela cotta e prugna, lievi note vinose ed oleose, lievito belga, note tostate ed erbacee. Al palato principalmente banana, mela e pera, lievito belga, finale tostato, un po’ "cioccolatoso" ed erbaceo accompagnato da note vinose e legnose. Corpo pieno, ben carbonata.
Monday, June 06, 2016

vexorgtr
3
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Tripel is one of my favorite styles. La Fin Du Monde, and Merry Monks are my two benchmarks of the style. Dulle Teve is a bit stronger, has a bit more "burn".... but the finish is just not smooth. I like to get a deep smell of the beer from the tulip, and after a sip, when I breathe out, I expect wonderful complex tastes. Unfortunately, the finish on this one just has some funk in there that doesn’t work for me.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

MartyW
2.3
De Dolle Boskeun
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is mainly sweet with banana, candy sugar, plums, spicy, yeast. Flavour has lots of spices and yeast, quite sweet with honey and sugar. Ends with alcohol burn in the throat. The mix between lots of spices and this much yeast flavour ending in alcohol is too much for me.
Saturday, June 04, 2016