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De Dolle Dulle Teve Special Reserva

Formerly brewed at De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Abbey Tripel
Diksmuide, Belgium


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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Dolle Dulle Teve Special Reserva 2004 is a special version of De Dolle’s Dulle Teve, which has been matured for over 24 months in wooden casks previously used by Etienne Dupont/France to mature his famous Calvados de Normandie. The over two year maturation in those wooden casks has allowed De Dolle Dulle Teve to mellow, lose its agressive carbonation and dryness, and develop a new balance of flavors triggered by the tannin, vanilla and butterscotch flavors of E.Dupont’s Calvados casks. In addition the "invisible" Calvados hidden in the wood itself has pushed the alcohol of De Dolle Dulle Teve Special Reserva to about 12% to 13%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (1168) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2015
2004 bottle aged in Calvados casks. Gold with no head but visible carbonation. Musty malt nose. Sweet, alcoholic. Old and poorly treated so I’ll assume it had better days.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4740) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle in Seattle. Special treat, thanks Matt and Trevor. Hazy, heavy light brown, small ring head. Sweet apple. Slight farmhouse qualities. Brandy, apple liquor, soft carbonation. Pear. Alc richness and warming finish. Tasty treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3970) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Dirk and Leen! Light hazy liquid with minimal off-white head. Aroma of cachaca, dried fruit, wood, light booze, light apples, calvados and light burnt sugar. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of calvados, wood, cachaca and dried fruit. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Pretty nice but quite a lot of apparent alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle shared by GT. Thanks! Pours a nice orange color with a white head. Pretty boozy and a bit oxidized. Peach, grass, bread, apple, pear, and sugar. A touch of cardboard. Flavor is sweet fruit and sugar. Apple, pear, caramel, and bread. A hint of peach, some grass, cardboard, and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
330mL thanks to BrewtopiaofPJ. Big want of mine for a long time. Clear, deep yellow pour with medium white foam. Okay lacing. Nose is really hanging in there for such an old beer- rich Calvados, apple pie, yellow fruits, intense Tripel fruity notes. No oxidation notes. Taste is dusty, still juicy, big apple pie, mild booziness, rich. Mild acid. No paper surprisingly. Apparently this beer is holding up!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle, 07/16/2012, 2005 cap date. Pours golden amber, little head. In the aroma, plum and apple brandy, rum soaked preserved fruits, vanilla and toffee, some subtle oxidation. Taste has spicy yeast with booze, sweet pale malts with apple and pear, earthy nuttiness, some bitterness in the finish. Medium palate. Glad to find this one still kicking, quite nice and enjoyable, though perhaps nearing the end of the line.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
29th October 2009
Kulminator on the Borefts 1 trip. Slightly hazy golden beer. Apples and malt on the nose. Rich brandy malt with some slightly tired apple. Overall works well though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle (thanks DA for sharing)... Poured pale, golden with a white head. Calvados casks adding oaky, fruit alcohol tones. Still some tripel-like qualities with some spicy yeast tone, bread malts, and earthy characters. Candied nutty, oak, boozy qualities. The sweetness built and built as a kept sipping this one becoming like a toasted, caramel-like tone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2011
Together with Todd , Derek and Brandon at our epic Oerbier reserva vertical ;-)

Head: thin, white
Colour: gold
Smell: strong/full , yeasty, boozy, plums, malts, almunds, oak
Taste: boozed up tripel, sugar, peares, almunds, oak, sweet, malts in the end , grassy after , and taste is suprisingly young for a 7yo vintage !! AMAZING

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
11.2oz bottle, 2003 vintage, shared by Dickinsonbeer--thanks Paul! Clear caramel orange with a small off-white head, fading to a thick fizzy ring before long. There is some oxidation, but is still yeasty and fruity with some nice light apple brandy and wood notes, toasted malt behind. Flavor follows suit with stronger booziness. Some caramel is also present, the finish dry with bitterness at a 4. Medium body with low prickly carbonation. Pretty tasty, and has held up quite well.

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