De Dolle Brouwers Reviews




Weezel
4.5
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva
Brewed in 2013 bottle. Peppery, woodsy and sweet grape notes on the aroma. Pours deep brown with nice head retention that fades away. The taste is on point with sour port wine that fades into smooth oak. Deep vinous flavor that carries through the whole swallow.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

bartlebier
4.2
De Dolle Arabier
33cl bottles of the years, always generously foamy and hard to pour with elegance, this one bottled Dec2015. - Pours with more towering foam at the first glass hit than Orval... Bref: the most tropical and fruity tripel-like Belgian strong ale on the traditional side of De Ranke’s new wave, Poperinge terroir bitters. - Ar: one of the best smelling tripel/Belgian ales tout court, Poperinge Nuggets (orange marmelade, sweet mango even?) seasoned by orchard fruit yeast esters with amazing depth and an earthy edge. Once the dishsoap foam settles very easy to drink, with a tightly composed hop flower bouquet ranging from Westflemish saturated polderland grasses, hay over peach blossom to peppers, honey, bread yeast. Great mouthfeel, not too carbonated and well dry. Came to underestimate this over the years, but it really is in league with De Struise’s Belgian stout desserts and Orval as a terroir product updated for ever-new palates. - Caveat: Brett ist im Spiel somewhere at De Dolle and no 2 batches or bottles seem the same...
Saturday, May 28, 2016

megavherr
4.4
De Dolle Arabier
One of the best belgian beers i ever had. Red and yellow fruit, bread crust, caramel, phenols, the smell is really complex and structured. The flavour fills the mouth as the nose, very balanced bitterness.
Friday, May 27, 2016

rouhlas
3.7
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
330 ml bottle at home. Dark brown almost black color with big frothy beige brown head. Malty, hoppy and light yeasty aroma, roasted, chocolate, licorice, coffee, caramel, pine, wood, vinous notes. Sweet and bitter like aroma. Medium oily body with average to lively carbonation.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lukehh
3.6
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Aroma is raisins and Guinness Foreign Extra and a tiny hint of mirin. Appearance is deep, dark black with a lovely clinging fresh head. Lots of soft, tiny effervescent bubbles. Cannot fault the appearance of this beer at all. The taste is extremely complex and unusual - leaving a lot to mull over. There are some intense notes of bitter, Italian Roast coffee that come to the surface every now and then. Occasionally a hit of a well balanced, malty, fruit-cakey, ’ordinary’ extra stout flavours will dominate. Infrequently acrid, overly dry notes of black malt will crop up and unbalance things rather. Regular waves of light, acidic, interesting sour yeasty, saison-like flavours also appear. The mouthfeel has a depth which betrays the high strength, although the pillow-y Trappist-like smoothness of the mouthfeel of the beer (presumably caused by the addition of the candy sugar) neither hugely contributes-to nor takes away from the experience. It is a beer that I would buy again, but definitely not something I would go to when looking for a comfortable, easy drink.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cunningham
4
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva
An unusual smooth and balance sour red/brown ale. Unfortunately a bit to high carbonation. That destroyed the picture a bit.
Clear amber color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing. Looks good. Nice and balanced intensity in the aroma. Not as full body as expected for a beer at 13%. A bit to rich carbonation. Lovely balance between sourness/acidity/sweetness. Oily texture. Oak, vinous, mild vinegar, toffee and fruity. Dangerously well masked alcohol.
[Bottle from a trade with JefVerstraete]

Monday, May 23, 2016

3fourths
4.6
De Dolle Arabier
Bottle-conditioned 33cl stamped March 2016, two+ months. Hazed golden-amber with a rocky white head. Aroma impression is dusty hay, dried herbs, lemon rind, cracked pepper, gum, fruity-tropical esters and basement must. Medium-full bodied, sweet and fruity up front before the carbonation explodes and the sharp bitterness takes hold in a mouth-watering and relentless finish. This is that sort of sticky-scraping-everlasting bitterness that works so well with noble varieties... Knoblach-level hoppy, and with this yeast strain, comparisons could be made to De Ranke XX and XXX.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

kingaugusta
3.3
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Pours quite dark for a tripel (medium copper) and clear with a moderate off-white head and good lacing. Extremely heavy sediment. Nose is extremely boozy (almost like a barley wine) with some notes of syrup, hops, and coriander. Flavor is a bit more mellow but still very hot with a bit of sweetness up front but a very dry yet yeasty finish. This one may have aged a little too much because this really doesn’t look, smell, or taste like a tripel, though it’s still generally good, if a little alcoholic.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Garlic_of_Doom
3.3
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Bottle. Pours almost black with a huge beige head. Sweet aroma with some chocolate and spice. Taste has roasted malt, dark chocolate, some licorice and a tart note that detracts some. Some belgian (?) yeast as well. Medium body, high prickly carbonation, dry mouth feel. Short, dry licorice after taste.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

darbeer75
3
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Aroma; lots of malt and apple juice; Appearance: chocolate brown with off white head that billows at first and then settles down slowly; Taste: sour, reminiscent of sour/wild ales that finishes mostly sour with a little hint of stout; kind of odd; Palate: heavy body with long, mostly sweet finish; Overall: not my favorite mix of styles. Would probably not buy again, although it’s possible it might grow on me.
Friday, May 20, 2016

ajnepple
4.2
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
33 cl bottle shared, purchased for $5.25 at the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Black appearance with a huge light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, light roasted grain, light nutty malts and hints of coffee and caramel. Similar flavor, rich, dark and malty with great balance. Medium to full body with a smooth creamy feel. Just an excellent stout overall.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

daje
4.3
De Dolle Stille Nacht
2008 vintage bottle at Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade, july 25th 2015. Hazy orange amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of burned caramel, apples and honey, spicy yeast. Taste is fruity with marzipan, raisins, and a mild balancing bitterness. Faint alcohol notes. Warm pleasant plum finish. Quite a good beer!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

llucmaduell
4.7
De Dolle Arabier
De Dolle is one of my favorite beer, not because he had been all but for the quality of their beers. Most are wonderful. Arabier fails to l’exelencia, segurarment because I like beer and contrasting stronger. All in all, a fantastic beer!
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Stoned99
4
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva
12 ounces bottle from Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury. Aroma: nose of funky cherries, light vinegar notes dust. App: clear burgundy, minimal off white head, little lacing. Taste and palate: light body, light sweetness, lively carbonation, fruity a lot, clean acidity finish. Overall: well made. Easy to drink. Not as balsamic vinegar as other Sour Red. After half the bottle I decided to have a look at the bottle and realized this was 13% abv. I honestly would have never guessed. Really well hidden and to me on this kind of beer this is a success. Yes it does feel a tad warm in the throat after swallowing it but not that much. Deserves one more point for it. Really well done. Glad I bought this one.
Sunday, May 15, 2016

tomekk1978
3.6
De Dolle Oerbier
Cieszylem się z ostatniego wysypu belgów, a tu kolejne przegazowane (w zamyśle niewłaściwie przechowywane i/lub stare) piwo. Gushing totalny. Chociaż połowa ocalała. Aromat zdominowany przez cukiuer kandyzowany, zioła, karmel i utlenienie. Do tego karmel i owoce - śliwki i winogrona. Barwa rubinowa, zamglona, z wymuszoną, beżową pianą, która choć obfita szybko opada. Smak słodki z nutą kwaskową i alkoholową. W tle karmel, chleb, suszone owoce, melano. Goryczka - o dziwo - zaznaczona, choć tylko lekko drażniąca i przyjemna. Krągła pełnia, zdecydowanie wysokie wysycenie i kwaskowo- słodowy finisz z akcentem alkoholowym, rozgrzewającym przełyk. Pełnowartościowe mogłoby być niezłe.
Sunday, May 15, 2016

mathieuc
3.7
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva
Many thank to Tommy for the opportunity! It pours a medium red with a thin offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of acetone, wine, dust, musty oak and alcohol. Taste is of juicy red grapes, wine and oak. Too bad the nose was a little off, otherwise it would have scored much better! Moderate body and carbonation. Vinous. A good barrel aged quadrupel but I expected a lot more from it! I’ll certainly give it another try soon!
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Nicke80
3.3
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
33 cl bottle from copenhagen. Pours black with little head. Sweet aroma with some coffee and sweet liquorice taste.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

beerbaaron
4.3
De Dolle Oerbier
Attractive ruby amber with big Fluffy frothy lasting tan head. Sweet. Caramel. Brown sigat. Fruity. Alcohol. Not too spicy. Rich. Very enjoyable.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Lukaduke
3.9
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Pours a nice mahogany burnt umber color with a big billowing khaki foam that takes a moment to settle before finishing the pour. Nose is roasty with layers of licorice, tar, some hints of dark fruit and spent coffee grounds. Texture is creamy but the high carbonation keep it from being to full bodied. Nice food stout and another great De Dolle offering that Im finally getting around to rating !
Friday, May 13, 2016

michael_bb
2.2
De Dolle Boskeun
Pleasant, roasty aroma of banana, nuts, vanilla and alcohol. It looks just alright, but not too enticing, a bit lumpy. I’m sorry to say that but the taste and palate is crap. For a second I thought it might be expired, but it’s not. Vinegary. Boozy. Waaaaay too fizzy. Long sour finish. Hard and unpleasant to drink, imo. Bonus points for the naive label, at least.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Niller
3.6
De Dolle Arabier
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen. Shared with Desverger. Pours golden with a good off-white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malts, dried fruit, caramel sweetness, yeast, brown sugar. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Nice bittersweet finish.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Guruhso
3.7
De Dolle Arabier
Bottle. Hugh white fluffy head. Hoppe aroma of grapefruit, orange-peel, coriander Malty notes if caramel Yeasty notes of banana. The flavours starts light sweet and finish bitter with fairly long duration. The body is medium and the texture is juicy.
Saturday, May 07, 2016

rejtable
2.5
De Dolle Evil Arabier
Bottle from churchkey.’pledge and plum. Taste big sour light sweet. Light body lively carbonation.
Saturday, May 07, 2016

kingstoni
3.5
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Bottle. Deep brown color with a huge foamy beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and oak. Bitter, quite dry taste. Medium to full body.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Friday, May 06, 2016

Franckg
3.5
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva
Réserve 2007, bue après 9 ans. Robe brune-orangée sans col de mousse. Arômes d’acide acétique, pomme verte, bois, cerise. En bouche, pomme, petits fruits mûrs, cuir, abricot. Beaucoup de notes vineuses. Texture légère et corps mince moyen. Solide pour une bière de 9 ans d’âge.
Friday, May 06, 2016

Nisse666
3.6
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Bottle from web SB cons 2016-05-05 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, caramel, AP: dark brown, wee fizzy cream brown head F: belgian yeasty, white sugary dry, sweet liqurice, wee chocolate
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Turtles
3.9
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch black with a large tanned head that leaves good lacing. Roasted barley aroma, chocolate, cocoa, licorice and spicy notes. Dry and chalky but also creamy mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Roasted taste, coffee beans, roasted barley, bitter cocoa and ash, vinous and some fruity notes, green grapes and ripe figs. Warming and dry finish. Deep and complex.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

rami_pl
3.8
De Dolle Oerbier
Butelka z KiK, warka do zamazane, ale raczej swiezutka. Kosmicznie wysoka piana, choc niezbyt piekna jesli idzie o strukture, bardzo ciemny bursztynowy kolor piwa. aromaty to glownie swieze ciemne owoce (bardzo intensywne), suszone ciemne owoce (w tym rodzynki), lekki karmel... w sumie niewiele wiecej. To co czuc ma o dziwo wydzwiek kwaskowaty dzieki owocom (wisnie, czerwone porzeczki). Czuc tez nieco alko w stylu porto oraz lekka przyprawowosc belgijska. W ustach najpierw czuc bardzo wysokie, szczypiace wysycenie, warto nalewac z rozmachem ;) dalej faktycznie wyrazna kwaskowatosc i troche slodkosci. Generalnie tez powtorka aromatow. niewiele ciala. jak na taki ekstrakt i alkohol - jest bardzo rzeskie. jest bardzo dobre, niemniej przyznam sie, ze to nie moj kierunek BSDA, smakuje to jak imperial dubel ;) wiec jak na piwo z top50 to troche rozczarowanym...
Thursday, May 05, 2016

MayumiH
4.4
De Dolle Oerbier
Bottle at NH hotel room in Brussels. Caramel, vanilla, cinnamon and dark fruits. Strong and flavourful, slightly christmasy. Very very tasty.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Hidden_Pooch
3.6
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Pours murky amber with a massive frothy head. Aroma is of spice, faint candy, very weak aroma. Tastes of bubblegum, banana, cloves, and a grapey sweet finish. Has a light body with high carbonation and a tingly, warming finish. I felt as though something tasted off about this beer, maybe my bottle. Almost tasted a little infected.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

fillepolo
3.6
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts with spices, chocolate and some dried fruit. Dry finish
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Boxereddy
3.1
De Dolle Arabier
Helder goudkleurig bier met veel rondzwevend gist sediment en mooie, grote, donzige gebroken witteschuimkraag. Aroma: fleurig met wat overrijpe vruchten, hooi en middelgrote bruine suiker. Smaak: begint zoetig met bruine suiker, hooi, lichte karamel en gist, maar krijgt echt bitter en aards over de finish. Mondgevoel is gemiddeld met een goede hoeveelheid koolzuur.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

MayumiH
4.1
De Dolle Boskeun
Bottle at home. Sweet malts, caramel, sugar and honey with a little hop bite. Full bodied, boozy finish. Solid.
Monday, May 02, 2016

blackisle
4.1
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a teku glass. Deep dark brown, tall foamy tan head, slowly receding, light lacing; delicate aroma, roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar; taste, light heavy sweet, light bitter, and a light sourish touch, chocolate, coffee, toffee; long lasting leading to a bittersweet finish, still with a wee bit sourness, roasty, coffee and chocolate, spicy notes; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; complex stout, very special, complex and tasty.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Skvader
3.6
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Opaque brown to black with a medium thick dissipating foam. Aroma is semi-sweet, metal, milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing with medium to low carb. Taste is sweet and roasted, going on towards a pleasant belgian yeast hint with raisins or dried apricot. Gives a refreshing start, a poignant centre and a vintage-like finish.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

peponi
3.5
De Dolle Arabier
Aroma: belgian phenols, zesty. Appearance: clear golden color and whtie head. Taste: medium bitterness (alcohol and some herbs), belgian phenols, zesty, quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, herbal finish. Overall: Decent, nicely hoppy.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

GlasgowTAD
4
De Dolle Oerbier
Pours opaque almost-black with a huge beige head which lingers for a while. Aroma is caramel, burnt sugar, ash, blackcurrants. Taste is molasses sweet, some chocolate sweetness, a hint of dark berry tartness,caramel sweet. Full bodied with a creamy feel.
Friday, April 29, 2016

beer_est_deus
3.4
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Svart med ett mycket stort brun-orange skum som faller långsamt. Doft: Oparfymerad tvål, vått jordgolv, rengöringsmedel, kol, mörk kola, kanderat socker. Smak: Rostat, malt, lakrits, billigt kaffe, kakao, malt, rostat knäckebröd, lite päronsoda. Klart bättre doft mycket lätt kyld.
Friday, April 29, 2016

SlackerMads
3.7
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch)
Bottle. Hazy golden with a huge frothy white head. The nose is fruity and yeasty. Banana, cloves, strawberry, light hay, dry grass. Flavour has hay, honey, banana, strawberries, dry grass, wood, alcohol. Full body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Heavy sweet and medium bitter with warming and light hot alcohol. A bit hefty on alcohol and sweetness.
Friday, April 29, 2016

GlasgowTAD
3.6
De Dolle Boskeun
Pours clear golden yellow with a large white head. Aroma is white pepper, herbal. Taste is herbal, coriander, citrus zest, peppery.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

McNeillR
4.2
De Dolle Boskeun
Light golden and greasy haze. Nice thin tight white bubbly head. Nose is sticky melon, ceramicy clove and tinny spice. Initial taste is a chalky sweetness and a quality boozey hum. Carbonation is firm and mouthfeel is taught and sticky. Finishes a bright fluffy marzipan buzz and lingers out and out clove spice.

Bottle, CGarvieUK 10th Anniversary Tasting

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

jamestulloch
3.4
De Dolle Boskeun
Bottle at Appellation Wines tasting. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Faint lacing. Aroma of orange pith, spice and marmalade. Flavour of red apple and a hint of vinegar - unusual but not unpleasant. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Lively fizz. Not the easiest to drink.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

craftbeersweden
3.8
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Released at Systembolaget, Sweden April 8, 2016.

Dark bron an hazy beer with a huge, four finger high beige-brown head. No lacing stays on the glass.

Nose: Belgian yeast, brown sugar, roasted malt, licorice, biscuit, coffee and molasses.
Taste: Coffee, brown sugar, cherry, coffee grain, dark chocolate, caramel malt and raisin.
Mouth: Medium body and high carbonation. A little bit sourness. Bitter, dry ending.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Borup
3.8
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a small tan head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, fruit, caramel, chocolate and alcohol.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

freretoc
4.2
De Dolle Cosmos Porter
Bue en bouteille de 75cl chez De Dolle à Esen, cadeau de Kris. Bouteille avec aucune mention de "Porter" Couleur ambrée opaque, pas de mousse et pointe d’effervescence. Nez pruneau, prune acidité et bois. Enorme attaque sur l’acidité avec une grosse pointe de bois, piquante elle est très portée sur le pruneau elle se marrie à merveille avec un vieux Comté.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lilja
3.7
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av choklad, rostad malt, karamell, fina kaffearomer med smak av trä, lakrits och mörk torkad frukt. Rund och len, fruktig, fina smaker i god balans med fin beska. Gott!
Monday, April 25, 2016

Gaultier
3.5
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
@ Kristoffers väg 25/4-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with spices, chocolate and licorice, also notes of dried fruits. Body is medium, the finish is dry and roasted with licorice.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Stuu666
3.6
De Dolle Boskeun
Bottle at appellation. Pours pale orange, nose is sugary, toffee, caramel, fruity, taste is similar, little harsh.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Linnet
3
De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Espresso, chocolate, light berries and licorice on the nose, Black colour, big tan head, lacing. Salty, medium bite, lightly astringent, mid-sweet, ABV very well hidden. Medium body (light considering ABV), fizzy carbonation, salty and roasty coffee finish. Ok.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

nihtila
3.7
De Dolle Boskeun
Bottle at Comely Bankers III. Clearish amber. Nose is honey, pale malts. Tastes honey sweetness, fruits, cane sugar, marmalade.
Sunday, April 24, 2016