De Dolle Brouwers Reviews


kajser27
De Dolle Oerbier 3.8
Dark brown colored, ruby hue, medium beige frothy head, unclear. Aroma is of brown sugar, dried fruits, bit tartish vinous, some toasted notes. Taste is medium to very sweet brown sugar, dried fruits, some spices, bit tart and winy, some toast, quite fruity, light+ spicy bitterness. Medium to full bodied, soft+ carbonation, bit creamy. (bottle from the brewery)
Friday, February 12, 2016

freretoc
De Dolle Evil Arabier 4
Bue en bouteille non étiquettée à la brasserie en Décembre pour selon Chris "gouté" parce que "moi j’aime pas"... Ca à la tête de l’Arabier ça a l’étiquette de l’Arabier. Mais c’est Hardcore. Nez et bouche sur quelque chose d’indeScriptible, faudrait vraiment que je la regoûte mais après une Stille Nacht Reserva à renoter donc !
Thursday, February 11, 2016

ignorant
De Dolle Oerbier 4.4
dark, murky brown beer, with plenty of beige foam. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruit and vanilla. Brett some fresh yeast. creamy on the palate, with malty taste with hints of molasses, candy, cake, again dark fruit, ripe plums spices and yeast. Something dry and sour at the end, with some connotation of red wine. In fact there is a special edition wine aged in barrels of Bordeaux. Alcohol well integrated.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

DenverLogan
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 3.7
From a 330 ml bottle into a St Bernardus tulip glass. Label says 12%, brewed and bottled in 2002. Damn...I must have had this in some hidden corner!! Pours brown with small head and lace. Big aroma of dark roasted malts, brown sugar, dark candy sugar, molassas, mangos, rum. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Whooo big first flavors of sour mash and fermented tropical fruit rinds. It’s gotten more funky than what I would call a funky Belgian when fresh!! I can’t rate this beer on this aged specimen, but I’ll add my numbers from a 1 year old. I should also note that I think the De Dolle Stille Nacht fresh or with several years of age is worthy of a top 100 or better best beers on earth. That De Dolle brew rocks!
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

VDuquerroux
De Dolle Stille Nacht 3.9
Bottle, 33cL. @Brugge, Le Trappiste. An orange opaque beer with a big white foamy head ; good retention. Roast, herb, alcohol, biscuit, citrus, pear, prune, flower. Medium to heavy sweet, warming, medium dry bitter ; fresh wind. Powerful but no suffocating heat. Full body, medium texture, good carbonation, dry warming finish. Overall, a really good herbal yeasty floral belgian strong ale ; nice balance ; puzzled, I was expecting a dark winter ale. But hey, what did I expect ?...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

sir__v
De Dolle Evil Arabier 3.6
Bottle @ De Dolle Brouwers, Esen - BE. Color: hazy orange beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: sourness, lemon and lime notes. Balanced with orange zest. Citrus notes. Sweet sourness. Bacteria notes and cardamon. Taste: medium body with acidity and sourness notes. Astringent lime and citrus. Orange zest finish. Clover notes. Aftertaste: astringent sourness, orange. Citrus.
Monday, February 08, 2016

Johnstledger8
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch) 4
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange with a generous lasting foamy off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, banana, bubblegum, clove. Taste is of bread, caramel, brown sugar, citrus, grassy, banana, spice, apple. Dense, foamy to oily mouthfeel, medium to heavy carbonation.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

drmet
De Dolle Oerbier 3.5
L: -pours a cloudy ruby-brown with a big,foamy,beige head -medium to high carbonation visible S: -sour cherries,strawberries,woody,caramel,chocolate,herbal T: -caramel,toffee,sour cherries,chocolate,cognac -slight sourness -slight bitterniss F: -high,offensive carbonation -light to medium body -boozy O: Taste is pretty good,but the ridiculous amount of carbonation makes this undrinkable. Not gonna repeat
Sunday, February 07, 2016

MelvinKalksma
De Dolle Oerbier 3.7

Aroma:
Malts, caramel, yeast and fruit.

Appearance:
Turbid ruby/brown beer with a huge light brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Heavy sweet with malts, caramel, yeast and fruit.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

FrankZappa7
De Dolle Arabier 3.6
06-Feb-2016-Flasche 0,33l - bottled Aug.2014. Goldgelb, fast orange. An sich klar, aber Mengen an schwebenden Sedimentteilchen (dryhopping mit Pellets? ) Weisser, etwas grobporiger Schaum, der aber ewig hält. Aroma Honig, Pfirsich, Weintraube. Antrunk Ananas, mango, Hefe - trotz des Alters der Flasche noch heftige Hopfenbitterkeit, die länger nachhängt.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

angel77
De Dolle Stille Nacht 3.6
Botella 33 cl en el momento en Cimmeria 08..01..2016. Lote/edicion 2015 en chapa. 12 vol. Marca peculiar. Tonos ácidos con maltosos amalgo caramelizados, todo ello con una buena sensación alcohólica. Buena.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

MelvinKalksma
De Dolle Arabier 3.7

Aroma:
Malts, Belgian yeast, spices, wheat, hops, fruit and banana.

Appearance:
Turbid yellow/golden beer with a huge white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, Belgian yeast, spices, wheat and banana; ends slightly bitter with hops and fruit.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

sjogro
De Dolle Arabier 3.7
Bottle at home. Blonde with orange hue and huge gushing white foamy head. In a way the big head on top of the orange beer resembles an Arab wearing a turban. Maybe that explains the name? [Looking at a glass with 1/5 beer and 4/5 foam]. Sweet malts, yeast, lemon(peels), coriander, cloves, lots of spices and hoppiness. Over moderate bitter on top of an over medium sugary sweet backbone. Body is slightly heavier than light. Finish is almost tart, yoghurty/yeasty. Carbo is average and well balanced with the beer. Interesting stuff. "Imperial witbier"/"Witbier tripel".
Monday, February 01, 2016

tomekk1978
De Dolle Extra Export Stout 3
Aromat: wyraźna czekolada chyba we wszystkich odmianach, do tego kakao, wiśnie w czekoladzie, spotykane raczej w mocniejszych stoutach, alkohol, nieco kawy, melano czy palności. Bardzo fajnie skomponowany. Byłoby nieźle, niestety po dolaniu wychodzi wyraźna kwaskowość, (obecna także w smaku), której być nie powinno, bo sugeruje problemy.

Wygląd: barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa / jasno brązowa, od drobnych do grubych pęcherzyków, potem redukuje się do tych mniejszych. Ogólnie bardzo obfita (jakby przegazowana), ale umiarkowanie trwała.

Smak: niestety wyraźna kwaskowość i nadmierne wysycenie, co sugeruje, że piwo może być niestety stare. A szkoda, bo zapowiadało się bardzo dobrze. Mimo tego nuty czekoladowe czy palone są nadal wyraźnie wyczuwalne, wsparte alkoholem. Goryczka alkoholowo- palono- ziołowa jest w okolicach średniej, drażniąca i trwała. Krągła pełnia, wysokie (zbyt) wysycenie i kwaskowo popiołowy finisz z wyraźną nuta alkoholową. gdyby obniżyć wysycenie, a kwsakowość zastąpić słodyczą byłoby zapewne całkiem udane piwo. Obawy miałem już na początku, bowiem na butelce nie znalazłem żądnej daty przydatności do spożycia.

Monday, February 01, 2016

bartlebier
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch) 3.6
33cl (bb..) at Biere mit Stil 1: Worldwide Tripel Tasting@Bierhandlung Freiburg JAN2016 - Dry and earthy rendition of the style, offering some yeast-powered novelties to the by-now familiar bouquet: lemon cake and orange drops, pear tarte pierced by a friendly helping of schnaps - before then becoming quite literal if refreshing in flavour: grains, vanilla, good hop bitters. Almost quintessentially Belgian (West-Flemish) in its secure reliance on sugars to boost fruity esters and attentuation - and at 10% oddly less alcoholic than I have their beers in mind.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

ametras
De Dolle Oerbier 3.5
330ml bottle. Hazy copper with a thick frothy khaki head. Flavors are yeast, alcohol, molasses, caramel, cough syrup, nuts, dark fruits, earthy notes. Full body, good carbonation, creamy texture.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

StoutHead
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch) 3.8
Bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a huuuuge white head. Well, clear-ish - there’s a lot of yeast floating arond in it. Aroma of malt, yeast and sugar. Taste is of malt, yeast, lots of hops, citrus, spices and alcohol. Above medium body and carbonation off the scale. Bitter and dry finish. Very good.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Percy0103
De Dolle Arabier 3.6
Bottle, 330ml. A clear golden beer with a very foamy white head. Aroma is of citrics, especially lemon and green apple, hops, spices and hints of alcohol. Taste is bitter with a slightly sour aftertaste. Medium bodied with considerable carbonation and astringency. Aftertaste is well-balanced; not too strong yet with a nice character.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Sdaniel90
De Dolle Arabier 3.8
Bottle, 33cl. Sparkling golden with a large foamy offwhite head. Aromas of citrus, grass, fruity hops. spices. Medium bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Sweet citrus character with a hoppy astringency and a dry, herbal bitter finish. Very nice.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Hopverdju
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 3.3
Reserva 2012. Donker roodbruin bier met dunne beige schuimkraag. Geur: Coca Cola zonder koolzuur! + een klein geuze geurtje. Smaak: tanine, zuur, fruitig. Afdronk: zurig – bitterig.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

StoutHead
Brugs Beertje 30 (Special Brew) 3.8
Bottle(s) @ ’t Brugs Beertje & at home (bottled June ’2014). Pours a hazy amber with a two-finger fine bubbly head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, citrus and hops. Taste is of malt, yeast, caramel, bread, citrus fruits and spices. Above average body and average carbonation. Sweet with a slightly bitter finish with some alcohol in it. Perhaps a teeny tiny bit of tartness but definitely less than in Stille Nacht. Pretty good and very drinkable. I hope they still have them when I get back to ’t Brugs Beertje in a couple of weeks.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

djd07
De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 4
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with medium off white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is dark fruit, spices, yeast. Medium mouth, candy sugar, spice, vanilla, boozy finish, held up very nice.
Monday, January 25, 2016

BelgBeerGeek
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2013 3.8
Kerstbierfestival 2015

Appearance : dark caramel, no head, little cloudy
Aroma : malts, caramel, vanilla, alcohol
Taste : caramelized banana, vanilla, tanines, lots of oak, very sweet, almost zero bitterness, i miss a bit sourness in this one, but good though !

Monday, January 25, 2016

BelgBeerGeek
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2008 4.3
tasted anno 2011. Aroma : fairly tart and yoghurt like, very malty and mashed sweetcorn like.
Taste : malty forward, some lingering sourness on the backgroudn, again yoghurty like, hayish, caramel but also lots of oak and vanilla.

Heaven in a glass !

Monday, January 25, 2016

seynie
De Dolle Stille Nacht 3.7
Yellow with a nice head. Very full body. Earth, banana, malt. Long finish with some alcohol
Saturday, January 23, 2016

poolstar
De Dolle Extra Export Stout 4.4
dark brown , high carbonation malts.coffee a very nice stout with a lot going on at mancbeer fest
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saeglopur
De Dolle Stille Nacht 3.8
330 ml 2014 vintage bottle from my EU Local Swap 3/2014 sender Anatole, many thanks!
Amber, hazy body, with a small, dissipating, frothy head.
Aroma of sugar, green apples, citrus, grass, flowers, honey, some grains.
Tastes of honey, biscuit, some sweet bread, dried fruits, apples, citrus, flowers, booze.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes warm, medium boozy, astringent, medium dry, sweet, a bit bitter, floral, fruity, a bit citric, with some honey, subtle zesty/piney hops.

Very nice. The nose is a bit flat maybe, but the taste is really lovely, intense, with a big, sweet malt body, but very well balanced, never too sweet. Alcohol is quite strong, but not overpowering and providing a pleasant warmth. Overall a great example of a strong Belgian pale ale, while not my favourite one.

Friday, January 22, 2016

DwarfeD
De Dolle Stille Nacht 3.7
33cl bottle at home. Pale dark orange with a medium white soapy head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Tropical fruits, sugar, yeast, caramel, some booze and spices. Quite alcoholic, but still nice.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Zakoon
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 4
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home, 2012 vintage. Pours hazy brown/ruby with a frofthy tan head. Aroma is sour cherries, woody, cranberries, vinous, acidic, unripe dark fruits, caramel and sour apples. Flavour is medium sour and light sweet. Full bodied, thin texture, average carbonation. Finish is dry, tart, vinous anda tiny hint af alcohol.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

markoijelena
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 4
Bottle 0.33l at Ma che siete venuti a fa Rome Italy 03.12.2015.Taste with ippopotamo36 bro.Special thanks of course to Manuele.Big Ciaone.I think Special reserva 2008.Pour it hazy brown color with no head.Aroma of sourish, brett, reminds me on Rodenbach little bit.Taste of cherries, wodden note, quite dry finish.Really a pleasure.Thanks Manuele again.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Johnstledger8
De Dolle Arabier 3.8
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a lasting dense white head. Aroma of oranges, apricot, grassy, pine, caramel. Taste is of oranges, spice, caramel, some bitter tropical fruits. Full oily to foamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

DJoer
De Dolle Extra Export Stout 3.6
Medium brown head, black coloured body, malts metal some yeasts like taste, medium to high carbontion low medium bitter cacao coffee some fresh some malts
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Dogbrick
De Dolle Oerbier 3.8
Sample at Winking Lizard. Cloudy amber color with a medium fluffy white head that dissipates gradually. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of ripe fruit, earthy yeast and grainy malt. The finish is fruity with a cherry and fig aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

RustyDust
De Dolle Oerbier 3.4
Veel schuim bij het inschenken. Donkere kleur. Nogal zoet, kalishesmaak. Licht verteerbaar, maar keert er van om.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Theydon_Bois
De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 20 3.7
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, big thanks to Bropey, 15/01/16. Hazed orange amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is wood must, light smoke, marzipan, fruit cake, funky tones, earthy red berry. Taste comprises tangy dark fruit shreds, funk, tarte berry, damp hay, light fruit balsams, aged cherry skin, dried fruit, damp balsa wood, sharp berries. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent well rounded sour, just a tinge of oxidisation creeping in.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

StoutHead
De Dolle Extra Export Stout 3.9
Bottle at home. Pours completely black with a huge tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit. Taste is of roasted malts, fruits, lots of hops, spices, coffee, licorice and sugar and yeast. Medium to full body and high carbonation. Bitter and burned with a nice roasted finish that has that De Dolle tartness to it. Pretty damn good.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Nische
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch) 4
Bottle from Systembolaget. Golden orange with HUGE, frothy, white head. Fresh aroma of strawberry bubblegum, apple, citrus and green grapes. Fruity, bready and quite sugary taste with light hop freshness. Clean, crisp and really enjoyable. Light, peppery finish.
Monday, January 18, 2016

vincentvega72
De Dolle Stille Nacht 4.8
Mooi donkergeel troebel bier met oranje gloed en romig witte schuimkraag. Aroma en smaken van abrikoos, perzik, geel fruit, sherry, cognac. Hele lange warme afdronk, licht alcoholisch. Topsap !!!
Monday, January 18, 2016

StoutHead
De Dolle Oerbier 4.2
Bottle at home. Pours cherry-red with a large off-white head. Aroma of fruits, spices, hops and nuts. Taste is pretty much like the aroma but also with flavours of caramel and molasses. Full body and very active carbonation. Bitter and fruity finish. Awesome. I’ve had this one many times - even at the brewery and it never dissapoints. Love it.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

MichaelAwesome
De Dolle Stille Nacht 3.2
Stark in der belgischen Art angesiedelt mit ordentlich Hefe und Hopfen. Dazu etwas Vanille, Blumen, eine leichte Süße und ordentlich Perlung. Gute Sache.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Scopey
De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 20 4.4
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K, acquired via trade with ClarkVV. Cheers! It pours hazy deep red brown with a thick off-white head. The nose is rich, fruity, wood, dried fruits, vinous, musty, barnyard, fruit cake, redcurrant, red wine and a touch of oxidisation. The taste is crisp, tart, vinous, wood, earth, tart fruits, redcurrant, jammy fruit action, light vanilla, dry wood, lemon sherbet, funk and good mouth-pucker with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Jammy and vinous. Great complexity and depth of flavour. Has held up exceptionally well. Brilliant stuff.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Scopey
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2000 4.4
Bottle at Kenny’s 20K. Huge thanks for Kenny busting out this whale! It pour clear golden - amber with a small white head. The nose is rich, juicy, port wine, vinous, dried fruits, glacé cherry, plum, fig pudding marzipan, rice pudding, ice-wine and wood. The taste is rich, bitter - sweet, oily, dried fruits, port, vinous, wood, chewy, honeyed fruits, oily, stewed apple, warming alcohol, plum, fig, touch of spice, redcurrant and tangy red wine with a slick, dry finish. Medium + body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Great depth of flavour and balance. Has held up brilliantly. Exceptional..
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Theydon_Bois
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2000 3.9
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, massive thanks to Kenwold himself, 15/01/16. Clear golden amber with a big ole off White covering. Nose is dates, sweet’n’sour exhaust, mellow dried fruit, xmas cake, airy malts, caramelised sugar. Taste comprises figs, dates, shades of port, alcoholic tickle, caramelised brown sugar, toffee, light spice, almonds, sweet licks. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol at the curtain call. Solid Belgo strong ... has aged very well and masks the alcohol to good effect. Nice gear.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Leighton
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2000 4.4
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K tasting - London. Did not expect that I would ever get to try this one, so a massive thanks goes out to Kenny for sharing this with us all! Pour mostly clear, bright orange-gold with a frothy white head. The aroma holds a lot of vibrant fruits, ripe apples, melon. citrus. Medium to heavy sweet flavour with notes of smooth apple sauce, light woody dryness, peach, pear, honey, stewed citrus fruits. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more ripe and chewy fruits, honey, pear, citrus, some pale bread, toffee. This stuff is just absolutely outstanding. Great depth, nicely rounded. It has aged immaculately.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

nerdboy19
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch) 4.2
One of the best tripels I ever had. The complex fruity aroma contains peach, apricot, apple, pear, grapes. Wish I could enjoy this beer in Korea.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

teorn88
De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 20 4.4
75cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s. Huge thanks to Paul. It pours a clean amber ruby color with a large bubbly white head. Aroma is balanced between sweet oxidised notes and tangy sour lemony ones. Some raisins and apricots too. Taste is medium sweet and closed sour tangy wih more lemon juice raisins rum vanilla and white chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, still a great beer even with some oxidation on it.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

leghorn99
De Dolle Extra Export Stout 3.5
Bellissimo l’aspetto, di colore nero impenetrabile; sontuosa anche la schiuma, compatta, a trama fine e cremosissima, molto persistente, di colore nocciola. Al naso sentori di mirtillo, mela verde, una leggera speziatura, orzo tostato; man mano che la birra si scalda emerga anche una leggera acidità (lattico). Annusandola ad occhi chiusi, difficilmente verrebbe da dire che si tratta di una stout. Anche il gusto è abbastanza particolare, ci sono le tostature, c’è qualche lieve nota di caffè e cioccolato che ogni tanto fa capolino, ma c’è soprattutto una marcata acidità lattica affiancata da note rustiche e terrose. Il gusto, poco pulito, è nel complesso gradevole e l’acidità fa sì che questa birra dal 9% di grado alcolico si beva con una facilità commuovente. Il finale è ancora più sorprendente: leggermente salino, una nota di pelle/cuioio, con un retrogusto morbido ed etilico di frutta sotto spirito (prugna, uvetta) e tostature.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Johnstledger8
De Dolle Extra Export Stout 3.9
Bottle. Pitch black with a lasting dark brown bubbly head. Aroma of dark chocolate, oats, lactose, dark fruits, coffee, hints of liquorice. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, figs, blackcurrants, brown sugar, biscuits, warm caramel and chocolate finish. Medium to hard carbonation, light oily mouthfeel.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

lasancan
De Dolle Stille Nacht 4.7
Pours golden with whiteish head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, fruits, apricot, some alcohol, apples. Flavor is sweet, fruits, apples, apricot, malt, some booze. Finish has some dry bitterness.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

The_Osprey
De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 20 3.7


Bottle share at Kenny’s 20K as ’De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 20’, 8%. Many thanks to Paul. Dark matte brown, murky, dense foamy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is earthy, spinach, souring apple, dried peel and leaves, a touch of varnish. Body is medium to light, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is tangy and sour with rhubarb, raisin, apple and a touch of vinegar. A very interesting sour brown. Not necessarily my favourite style but this is a nice one.

Saturday, January 16, 2016