Category Archives: De Dolle Brouwers

De Dolle Stille Nacht

Brewery: De Dolle Brouwers
Country: Belgium
ABV: 12%
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Other Notes: Christmas beer

Brewer Description: (from website) With Stille Nacht, available in Esen at De Dolle Brouwers, we offer a quality Christmas beer that you will enjoy, we are sure of it. Only Poperinge bubble hop is used. White candy mites provide the extra density.

My rating: 3
My rating: 3.75
My rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled in October 2019. Poured into a De Struise tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, candi sugar, honey, boozy, candied orange peel, Belgian spices, with slight notes of apple and banana.
Taste: Light to moderate sweetness, boozy, candi sugar, fig, apple, orange peel, pear, peppery spice, with notes of clove and banana.
Mouthfeel: Boozy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s a sipper, but the combination of sweet and boozy, although not too extreme here, is still not my favourite.


De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2015

Brewery: De Dolle Brouwers
Country: Belgium
ABV: 13%
Style: Belgian Flanders Oud Bruin

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Aged in oak barrels, refermented in bottle.

My rating: 4
My rating: 4.1
My rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml bottle, brewed in 2015 and bottled in April 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A dark brownish red colour with a two finger tanned head that had pretty good retention and left some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sour, cherry, vinous, red wine, vinegar and oak with hints of almond/marzipan at times.
Taste: Sweet and sour, tart, vinous, red wine, cherry, fig, vinegar and oak.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice complexity, aroma and taste. Quite surprised that it’s supposed to be 13% ABV as you certainly don’t feel it while drinking.