It pours a cloudy dark orange with a 2 finger head of foam and brilliant lacing.
It smells lemon kind of hoppy, spicy, and mildly of Brett. Cloves peek out from time to time.
The taste is all sorts of varied. I taste orange peel, light to medium cloves, candi sugar, a very light Brett like funkiness that probably isn't *really* there but it seems to be. Lots and lots of alcohol warming. It's very tasty but very hot.
Full bodied with a fairly light amount of carbonation resulting in a smooth mouth feel.
Drinkability is hurt by the massive alcohol kick but the flavours are anything but uninteresting. Me likes a lot.
Served In: Tulip
Hazy amber orange pour with a good deal of suspended yeast, mainly since I did not pour very carefully. A half inch of white foam sits atop the brew as well. Aromas a melange of fruit flavors mixed with an earthy yeast tones and some warming spices as well. A hint of vanilla along with toffee, fresh caramels and floral honey. Complex.
First sip brings dense sweet malty goodness overflowing with fruit and spice flavors. Toffee and caramel intertwine along with lots of yeast phenols and some vanilla and honey as well. Slight floral note and earthy accents. Really tons going on here and it all combines together in one really tasty brew!
Mouthfeel is dense and rich with creamy carbonation. It maintains its drinkability without being overly heavy. A tasty winter brew that is worthy of a good celebration :) Well worth seeking out - love me some De Dolle.
Price: $6.99 Served In: Tulip
Dark Ale maybe in taste, but not in color which is softly glowing and thickly clouded; dark pale yellow with a small brownish tone to its body. You can kinda see the yeasties a bit floating around in there. No head was produced during or after the pour but a very thin ring sits along the edge the whole glass through. No real lacing either, some thickly drippings leaving miniscule specks.
Aroma is warming and sweet with nice dark fruity esters and floral tones. Some notes touching on plum, darkly savoring juicy oranges, raisins, sweet toffee, dark fresh honey, and caramel swirl about with some soft spice and phenol hints.
Taste is immaculately displayed with great, easy, and very yummy flavors of sweetish dark fruits and heavy liquored candies. Yum! Oh my, this is nice. Exceptional thickness. Its got a great heavy creamyness and feel thats loaded with great dark caramel and toffee candy laced with intermingling sweetened and ripe dark fruits of yellow raisins, plum, dates, and dulled orange. Notes of honey dart across the finish along with slight floral herbalness and a lingering darkened sweetness resides as the thickness just keeps sticking within and coating every pore in the back of the throat. A late warmth sneaks up into the nose clearing the senses a bit. Incredible for 8%, usually that amount doesn't offer up so much warming attributes but this stands on its own. Absolutely yummy and thick with a nice added oommff of warmth. Ohh so nice... lovely brew. Recommended!
Served In: Goblet
Pours really foamy and a hazy golden/orangish color. Smell is fruity, and slightly tart. Smells like a Belgian. Boatloads going on here. Strong fruits here. Pears, sour apple? With a nice warm alcohol finish. Really glad I snagged this one today.
Price: $4.99 Served In: Flute Glass
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