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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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3.9
gunnar (9465) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours almost clear golden with a big frothy white head. Lovely floral aroma, yeast, peach and dried apricot. Taste is Orvalesque, citrus and fruity with a decent funky rockn roll addition, more apples and hops than expected, a really pleasant surprise this one, recommended complex beer.

4
Maakun (6340) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle shared at home. Clear golden with enormous white head. Lemon, red apple, dry white wine or champagne, musty grains, quite herbal and light spicy. Overall the champagne and cider-like notes are quite dominant. Medium sweet with light tartness and light bitter finish. Medium bodied with full carbonation and some alcohol. Very good.

3.5
trieckie (18) - - MAR 4, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Lots of foam and a bright yellow colour. Some citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
TorbenH (1089) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2015
golden, amber, cloudy, white foam, herbs, grass, floral, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, very bitter,

3.9
SinH4 (6124) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Yellow-golden color with big head. Fruity and spicy. Very fruity. Sweet fruity taste. High carbonation. No booziness. Wow. How can a Blonde be that good? EDIT: Vintage 2014, tasted in November 2015 - 1.5 years old. Milkshake-like, apricots, honey, spicy. Very intense and sirupy. Different than I remember. Maybe my palate has changed, the aging changes a lot or the feeling of having a beer in belgium makes a huge difference. Still quite typical for De Dolle: Uncompromising.

3.6
ruigo (3088) - PORTUGAL - FEB 17, 2015
33cl bottle. Haze golden colour with a generous white head. A very nice belgian ale with fruity notes and hoppy finish.

3.7
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - FEB 12, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl. Aroma speziato, crosta di pane, frutta gialla. Al palato la gasatura pulisce il palato, alcool ben nascosto. sentori di crosta di pane, frutta gialla, fichi, leggera arancia e finale abbastanza secco

3.2
MMR (833) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
The beer reminded me a lot of the Duvel. Because of it’s strong alcohol aroma (although this one has more hops in it’s aroma).

4
Christos (5885) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
(De Dolle Lichtervelds Blond) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tall tulip, ABV 9% Golden orange colour on the body, with intense activitu in it and huge, four fingers tall white head, with excellent retention, helped not only by its size but also from its thickness. Heavy lacing left on the glass. Nice aroma, fruity, with apricots and light peach, some yeast, soap. Really nice and unexpected taste, lots of fruits, the most clear wine notes I’ve met in a beer, faint sugar and saison-like yeast, some fresh apples, hops, very complex. Medium thin body with good carbonation and slightly dry on the palate. Very good, surpassed my expectations.

4.5
petrox (3) - POLAND - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
Sweet aroma, fruits, apple , bubble gum very nice. Taste yeasty, fruity, some alcohol with balanced (medium-low) bitter finish. No alcohol in aroma, very drinkable and smooth. Great , easy drinking (despite 9%) belgian blond ale


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