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Formerly brewed at De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium

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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Non-filtered bitter beer.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philippem (105) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2010
Bouteille: Je dois tout de suite annoncer quil y a un monde de diffrence entre le moment o nous avons reu et got cette bire pour la premire fois, en 2008 et aujourdhui, en 2010. tonnamment, la bire a pris une tournure pour le moins agrable. Alors quau dpart, laccent tait mis sur la buvabilit, la tranquille amertume et la simplicit du produit, deux ans plus tard, la levure traditionnelle de De Dolle (alli au brettanomyce ?) a pouss le breuvage a dvelopper une acidit rafrachissante en plus dune complexit assez remarquable (nez de foin mouill, cuir et grange rustique, etc), qui nest pas sans rappeler la Orval. Alors quelle avait selon mes souvenirs une belle robe jaune claire et mince, aujourdhui, disons que la robe commenait sapprocher, modrment tout de mme dois-je le prciser, dun jus de pommes press maison, plus bruntre et plus huileux.

Je le rpte. Cette bire na plus rien voir avec celle que javais bu en 2008 et je regrette un peu de nen avoir pas plus profit cette poque-l (les prix assez levs des importations prives ont le dfaut de vouloir vous faire boire vos commandes avec retenue et modration, quitte les taler dans le temps) mais nen demeure pas moins tre un exercice fascinant savourer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Much thanks to hopdog for having this one around and opening it up for us! Pours a lightly hazy goldne with floaties and a bubbly off white head. Aroma of that classic De Dolle yeast strain. A little musty, candy sugar notes, peppery, some light vegetal notes and citrus. Flavor of peppery yeast, lively carbonation, candy sugar, earthy, banana. This one really smooths out surprisingly as the carbonation releases.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle Shared at Ryan & Maxs Tasting @ Pauls. Pours a hazy copper body with a white head. Earthy dry herbal body. Funky floral, earth toned, light grassy hoppiness. A bit funky with some light citrus fruit esters and a strong green earth finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9891) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Pauls tasting. Labeled with the fancy little bow tie as Matrassbiere. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Nice brett funk, citrus, lemon, hay. Crazy carbonation on here. Very intense. Nice slow brett flavor, really flavorful. Crisp and dry, very refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 28, 2009
2008 version bottle courtesy of Glouglouburp. Pours a translucent yellow with an enormous white, fluffy head that has unbelievable retention and leaves enormous puff balls of lacing. Aroma is sort of Bretty, with citrus, lemon zest, flowers, a bit funky. Taste is almost sour but very saison-like albeit not as wine-like and dry. This has a nice citrusy, tart flavor with some muted but present balancing hops. Light-bodied and refreshing. Creamy palate. Yum. Nice to not have a gusher from De Dolle for once.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (3199) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle. An amber coloured pour with a decent white head. Fruity aroma. Sharp hoppy taste, citrus fruit, bitter almost sour. I love De Dolle but I am not crazy about Oeral.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2948) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2009
Hazy amber coloured beer with lots of carbonation. Spcicy herby aroma with some fruity touches. Full creamy palate. Finish is fresh yeasty ending slightly dry and bitter (hops).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (3809) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2009
gold blond coloured body with a white head a spicy fruity aroma a spicy fruity herby sweet taste with a bitter finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Pours clear gold with a nice, sustained white head. Smells of perfume, fruit, dry malt, funky. Tastes of dry malt, perfume, funky, grassy. Some touches of pepper on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Courtesy Glouglouburp. Lightly hazy gold, modest white head. Past ripe fruits, dusty and spicy yeast, some age on it. Medium body, well carbonated, easy to drink. Would like to try a fresh bottle, still a nice golden ale with typical De Dolle elements.


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