Monday, June 30, 2014

De Dolle is finally back.

De Dolle seems to get tougher and tougher to get each year.  We are happy to finally receive a couple of their beers.  Limited and it will probably be awhile before we see them again.

De Dolle Arabier...$5.49 / 11.2oz
An arabier is a pure malt beer 8°vol/alc brewed with flower Nugget-hops from Poperinge. It has the special dry-hopping taste and aroma, so appreciated by beer lovers all over the world. It is one of the two main beers from De Dolle Brouwers throughout the year. Store arabier cool and dark and serve cool at 10°C. Cheers!

De Dolle Dulle Teve "Mad Bitch"...$5.49 / 11.2oz 
Dulle Teve means Mad Bitch, but the US government does not like the name, so we said TRIPEL.  Is is an all malt brew with white candy in the kettle and refermented. Alc 10 %. Is not meant for aging. Although some beerlover do it, with good comments. Aging means decreasing of bitterness and should happen in a cold and dark room.

De Dolle Boskeun...$5.49 / 11.2oz
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
Boskeun is the nickname of Jo, one of the two brothers who preferred to brew blond beer at home. It is a special Easter beer, one of the first real Belgian Easter beers. (Slaghmuylder's paasbier being first). It has been brewed with pale malt, Golding hops, cane sugar and refermented in the bottle.  The name Boskeun means rabbit of the wood (virgin wood, maybe?) and the label shows it, sampling the last brew.

De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout...$5.49 / 11.2oz
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
Stout is an old-fashioned beer, but still popular in English speaking countries. Upon request by the American importer, we brew Stout a couple of times a year, with roasted malt, caramel malt and pale malt, Nugget hops and the same fermentation as Oerbier. The combination of all that is a bitter, tart beer, with character. It could have been drunk in England or Ireland some 200 years ago. Cheers!

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