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Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.1
JoeinDahlem (1603) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2009
33 cL bottle at Hasselt Beer Weekend. Where has this one been all my life? Probably at the Kulminator, I guess. Fruity aroma with oranges and bananas and green grass. Hazy orange color with big De Dolle head. Flavor shows balace and harmony between fruity orange creamsicle and grassy bitterness. Goes dry. Booze is well hidden, but why so strong? Great all around flavor, just an outstanding piece of work.

3.8
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle at Kulminator. Pours hazy golden with a huge head. Hoppy and yeasty aroma as well as dusty celar. Very bitter flavours, dry as a bone, grassy and flowery hops blending with cellar flavours. Good carbonation. No indication of age, but must have been in Dirk and Leens cellar for some while, I suspect, adding complexity.

4.4
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 30, 2008
Bottled. A cloudy golden beer with a huge, compact, adherent and persistent white head. The aroma is powerful and yeasty with malty, hoppy (flowers, grass), fruity (oranges, citric fruits) and spicy (pepper) notes with only a hint of alcohol. Really complex as expected. The flavour has something more than a moderate sweetness with a touch of acidity and many flowery feelings. Really well balanced and with some warming alcohol. It’s hard to say what ingredient prevails in this beer. Medium to full body, lively carbonation, long finish with medium to high bitterness. Another top beer from De Dolle, just fantastic.

3.6
Dedollewaitor (16439) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
33cl. bottle at Delirium Cafe. New batch. Pours amber orange with a full white head and lacings. Nose is sweet of yeast. Fresh, lots of yeast & fruits like orange and citrus. Full bodied. Lively carbonation. Warm, dry and spicy. Good!

3.7
Lubiere (14196) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
Hazy golden ale with a thick creamy lacing white head. Nice herbal hoppy aroma. Nice hoppy beer with a good orange and lemon notes, and good warming alcohol. Tasted Spring 2006.

3.6
michele85 (14) - Parma, ITALY - DEC 4, 2008
Cloudy gloden colour with huge white head. Smells of agrumes, malt and aromatic hops. Taste is full and malty with a slight citric acidity, jeast and a dry hoppy finish. Not too complex but really clean and well made.

3.6
BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2008
33cl, recently retired brew, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew

4
henrikb (1264) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
Bottle - Perfect golden body, sparkle, huge lasting white head; Very, very nice fruity in good combination with apparent yeast; Big very apparent body, big carbonation, again yeast is very upfront; Super long finish with yeast upfront as some harsh notes, lots of aroma. Very nice.

3.6
mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
[1142-20080229] 330mL. Mild aroma has a bit of yeasty lead. Hazy, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Boozy lead yeast flavour has a bitter dull grass characteristic to it. Medium body. Nice enough, mild, bitter.

(@ Kulminator; Antwerp, BE; w/ jerc)

3.5
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2008
33cl. bottle at De Kulminator: I forgot to note down the bottle date! Light amber to orange beer with a thick and creamy off-white head. Big fruity aromas with pear and citrus fruits. Something sharp mixed in with the malt character, gets sharper just before citrus and hops come in. Flavor has a bit of a sharp yeast bite that seems to actually work with the citrus/orange flavors. Definite mineral character. Something odd with the malt in the flavor just like in the nose. I really can’t put my finger on it. It’s definitely not bad or even distracting, but I just can’t figure out what it is. Maybe a spicy or tannic grain note? Nice and hoppy especially towards the back end. Good dry and hoppy finish.


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