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

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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henrik (48) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2006
Clear golden. Large frothy head. Not stable. De Dolle yeast aroma. Ripe fuit. Excellent balance between bitter and sweet.

3.6
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer. What a sight, lovely fluffy head that lasts till the end and leaves beautiful lacing. Hazy and golden in colour with slight sediment. Very strong spicy aroma. A taste like sipping on creamy brandy. Delicious, the De Dolle Brouwers are quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries.

3.5
MiP (15650) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2006
Bottle, 8% (2002 brouwsel). Slow gusher whirling up sediment. Kept on slowly gushing for at least 30 minutes. Quite peppery, fruity aroma. Cloudy golden colour. Very big, stable white head. Cardboardy, earthy flavour, peppery and sweet. Seems a bit old, but is still nice. Highly carbonated.

4.1
ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2006
Bottle, sampled at Kulminator. Vintage 1998. Hazy golden with a rich pillowy white foam. Very fruity and yeasty aroma of pine-apples, apricot, dried oranges and grass. Well-balanced flavour of mango, pine-apples, orange-peels and grassy subtle hops. Fine and long final of white bread, wet grass and apricot with the De Dolle yeast in the background. Really nice Strong Golden.

3.9
egajdzis (6501) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2006
Poured a lightly cloudy, orange gold color with a large, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruits, green apple, some vanilla, tart grape, and some yeast. Taste of apples, and citrus fruits. Starts sweet, and finishing tart with a fair amount of alcohol.

3.4
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
Looked damn good this one. Aroma was not bad (stone fruits, a bit smoky), but I got a whiff of prawns that surprise me enough to put me off a tad. Well rounded flavour with a bit of sourness, as well as a punch of bitterness at the end. I think I’d like to give this another go, given the chance (but thanks to Duff for this first chance!!)

3.6
anders37 (26194) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2006
Pours a golden colour with a whute head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with hints of hops. Flavor is malty and yeasty with some hoppiness. Dry warming finish.

4.1
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Hazy, golden body with a giant, fluffy white head. The aroma is fruity, hoppy and yeasty. Esters of passionfruit and mango, fresh oranges, risen dough, light banana, pineapple, musty floral scents, light pine, subtle alcohol, fresh pears and a touch of earthy grain. Truly a delightful nose with beautiful elements from all the ingredients. Nice, moderate-weight body with a soft carbonation that just lightly tickles the tongue. The flavor profile is tasty and pleasing. Nice fruity esters combine with lightly bitter and quite flavorful hops; sweet bready malt and light caramel provide depth and texture; and more yeast, more bitter hops and light alcohol finish off this alchemical beauty. A deep, tasty treat full of fruit, nicely-hopped bitterness, characterful yeastiness and warming alcohol. Another shining example as to why this is one top-notch brewery.

4
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2006
It would appear that this beer is not filtered.I am keeping a spoon close at hand so I can eat the sediment whence I have finished the liquid portion of this offering. Nose is spicey.And I want to say pears,yeah that’s it,a funky spicey pear creation that I might get as a dessert in some fancy restaurant ,if I could afford to eat at one anyway.Ahhhh thank god for an imagination. Enough said.

3.6
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2006
This seemed a relatively untypical De Dolle, despite being anchored by that superb yeast. It looked absolutely fantastic - cloudy pale orange with a prodigious head that painted the glass all the way to the foot. The aroma was intensely fruity, with peaches, apricots and a dollop of cream. Quite aggressively tart on the tongue, with some gooseberry and pine greenness, that fabulous De Dolle yeast and US hop bitterness in a long bitter finish. Found it quite phenolic, even after quite a few tastings had knocked the edge of my palate. A good De Dolle, but not thier best work. (Duff homecoming gathering)


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