Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Diksmuide, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 1063   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Matured in Bordeaux casks.
2002 bottles: 12% ABV.
2004 through 2010 bottles: 13% ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamChandler (3521) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2015
2005 Vintage at Kulminator. Served in Oerbier Glass at cellar temparture.

A - It’s black in the bulb tulip but edges are dark brown and almost translucent.

S - The aroma is amazing. Loads of dark fruits, plum, fig, raisin and burnt sugar. I smell a little bit of apple.

T - Taste Is unreal. Oak, sugar, pears and apples with blueberry and Brett funk. The sugar is caramelized and taste is unreal. 13% ABV and you don’t even taste it.

M - Oily mouthfeel but fills the mouth with some carb.

O - Simply a remarkable beer! It’s incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2533) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2015
33cl bottle, ?2002 Vintage shared@ BBF ’15 Vintage Tasting ZO, merci. A surprisingly light Pinot Noir/Spätburgunder berry tartness with some barrel brett in aroma gives way to full-on aged wine flavours like malt bonbons dunked into woody sherry, ruby port and cherries. Surfacing old, macerated madeira notes kept in check by good dryness and drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle @ Brugs Beertje, 2012 vintage. Pours a ruby red beer with a big beige head on top. Aroma is rather vineous, red fruits, leather coats. Very complex with deep notes of all sorts of stuff, fruits, nuts and earthy aromas. Flavor is medium tarty, vineous, oaky and has a high level of carbonation and a dry, tarty finish. Very interesting, great complexity and the alcohol is very wel hidden. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1019) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle @ De Dolle, Esen - BE. Color: dark brown beer with velvet reflection, really small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: sweet malt with red fruits notes as raspberry and redcurrant presence. Barrel notes and red vine. Taste: amazing complexity! Red fruity and red wine barrel, really nice equilibrium of malt and caramel with sour notes. Aftertaste: caramel, red fruits and alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4853) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
2008: 330ml bottle given to Mat and me by Fin. We in turn, we split it with three other members of the Shrewsbury Bottle Exchange Group on 12th Jan 2015. Ruby red/brown colour with an off white head. Malty, fruity and sour with a mini wine hint in the taste. Just a little to acidic for my palate but all the other four thought it a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2015) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle thanks to mora..Pour is dark red with a bubbly tan head..Nose is brown sugar, funk, vinegar, oak, spice..Taste is spice, oak, musty, oak, dry, cinnamon..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1038) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle bought at the brewery. Gusher!r Pours dark with nice head. Aroma has oak, red wine, malt, vinegar. Taste has lots of the red wine, yeasty, sweet as well. Lots of grapes (wine again). Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1429) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Brown colour with off white head. Malt, caramel, fruity, wine aroma. Sour, sweet, malt, caramel, wine, fruity taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2702) - Paris, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
Dark brown color with a light beige head with medium retention and mild lacing. Aroma has notes of redfruits, wine barrels and wood. Flavor is sourish, very fruity, red and wine mouthfeel. Sour and bittery final with red wine mouthfeel on palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (952) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
330ml bottle, v2005, shared at the Local Pub, Athens, courtesy of Spiros. Dark red brown color with small beige head. Aroma is malty and tart yeasty, dark fruits, caramel, wood and brandy-like alcohol. Taste is sweet (sugary) and light sour like the aroma. Light to medium body, oily, soft carbonation and dry finish.

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