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Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

Roeselarestraat 12b
B-8600 Esen
Telephone: +32 (0) 51 50 27 81
Hours: Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm-7:00pm.
Brewer: Joe Herteleer, Kris Herteleer
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Notes

Opened: 1980

Annual Production: 1,000 hl

U.S. Importer: B. United International

Formerly Costenoble.

Updated: March 10, 2010

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    • Date: March 12, 2007 (#6382)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 15 points
      Appearance (2)
      Golden. Chunky. Huge head. Gusher.
      Aroma (3)
      Coriander, citrusy.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light-medum body, fiercely fizzy. Sweet and spicy, with a huge citrus flavor and some yeasty bitterness. Really fruity.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: April 11, 1998 (#2723)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Sam's Wine and Spirits, Chicago IL
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Gusher! Golden, hazy, massive carbonation. Lots of yeast in the second pour. Sour banana aroma. Thick, tangerine flavor, bananas. Bitter and acidic at the end. Yeasty.

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    8.90% abv.
    • Date: March 12, 2007 (#6381)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 15 points
      Appearance (2)
      Gusher, with so much pressure I couldn't even keep my thumb on top of it. Amber beer, with lots of chunks and a huge head.
      Aroma (3)
      Spicy. Lots of caramel. Some citrus.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium-big body, very fizzy. Lots of caramel malt. Really fruity. Quite warming. Grassy bitterness in the finish, along with some yeast.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: January 28, 2004 (#5192)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Deep golden translucent. Thick dense head. Clean fruity aroma. Medium body, mildly fizzy. Malty and fruity, with an unfortunately high level of diacetyl. Dying alcoholic buttery finish.

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    Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
    10.00% abv.
    • Date: March 9, 2007 (#6378)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (2½)
      Golden. A bit chunky. Fizzy, with a huge head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Clean malt. Faintest hint of fruitness.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Big body, fizzy. Lots of malt. Lots of alcohol. Lots of spice. Some diacetyl.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Strong and complex, but maybe a bit stale.
    • Date: September 6, 2003 (#5107)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Discount Liquor, Milwaukee WI
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      "10°", which in this case means a starting gravity of 1.100. Yellow opaque. Thick creamy head. Clean, spicy aroma. Light-medium body. Intensely fizzy and intensely alcoholic and intensely spicy and quite yeasty and rather bitter at the end. Phenomenally strong and complex beer.

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    Other Belgian-Style Ale
    7.50% abv.
    • Date: March 9, 2007 (#6379)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (2½)
      Deep red, very hazy. Big head, but it collapses fast.
      Aroma (3)
      Lots of dark caramel, some spiciness, some alcohol.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium-big body, very fizzy. Quite roasty, with lots of sweet dark caramel.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Very roasty for a Dubbel, if that's what it is.
    • Date: January 28, 2004 (#5191)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 19 points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Huge gusher! (Which may have something to do with the beer freezing on its journey from Oregon to Wisconsin.) Brown opaque, with a big dense head. Lots of toasty malt aroma, very spicy and alcoholic. Medium body, creamy yet fizzy. Intensely warming. Richly malty, sweet and toasty. Spicy drying alcoholic finish. Real tasty beer. Think "Belgian Doppelbock".

  • Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale
    9.00% abv.

  • Special Reserva 2006
    Belgian-Style Flanders/Oud Bruin Ale

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    Stille Nacht
    Other Belgian-Style Ale
    12.00% abv.