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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1027   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (958) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 shared a bottle at a bar. poured a dark ruby colour with a tan head. sour cherries, red grapes, some vinegar, tart, oak, red wine, earth flavour, great complex beer, such a great mouthfeel. the barrel aging has turned the oerbier in a real monster! awesome beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (685) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 16, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl brassin de 2012 à la brasserie, couleur s’approchant étonnament du Poulsard c’est à dire rouge vineux en bouche la bière et très vineur et évolue incroyablement avec l’air, on part d’une bière très acide et ça continue sur l’attaque d’Oerbier, incroyablement bon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1219) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours a dark brown, with a ruby hue, a big, foamy, beige head, and lots of lacing. The nose is tart raspberries, cinnamon, milk chocolate, anise, and chardonnay. Sweet, very sour, with a light, bitter, metallic aftertaste. Medium body, sticky, and very astringent. Significant warming on the way down. The is a great looking, great smelling beer; vinous, dark, and flavorful. Unfortunately, the flavor doesn’t balance quite right, it is very boozy, and the palate is a little thin and boozy. Still, quite a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (120) - - FEB 28, 2014
February 27, 2014. 330 mL 2012 bottle from kevinsenn. Decided to break this one open to celebrate the day before my birthday. Reddish brown colour with white head. Matly, sour aroma, sour cherries dominant with a hint of basalmic vinegar. Very smooth mouthfeel. Tart sour cherry and tart red grape flavours, with a hint of chocolate, earthy undertones. Very complex. Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1855) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
[Bottle / 2006 / 7+ years old] Thanks, Jeff! Burnt sienna colored body with some copper & very timid red around the edges, topped with a khaki & leather looking head... Great for over seven years of age. Nose contains lots of oak, wood, & booze with strong undertones of sour cherry, mild acidity, light cotton funk, & faint tobacco. Taste is lots of boozy cherry up front; slightly tart at first, then flowing into an almost residual-like sweetness. Lots of wood in the flavor; musky with almost a touch of peat-y smoke in the finish. Warmth brings out more berry, lemon flesh, & a hint of acid that’s blunted by the strong woody & alcoholic finish. Slick, almost thick mouth feel... Very nice beer that has withstood the test of time. Overall, the booze shines through a little too much given the style, in my opinion, but it’s still a very well crafted ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle from Binny’s in Chicago. Pours ruby and hazy. Sharp tart aroma. Sharp vinegar and tart taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (778) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle pours dark reddish brown with 2 finger head. Nose is funky tart dark fruit, wine, earthy grape and plum. Tate is tart earthy dark cherry, fruity, cola, funk, red wine. Finish is complex wine barrel, funky tart cherry and cola, musty. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1364) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle from Tipples here in Gainesville. Date says bottled in September 2013, poured on Jan. 18, 2014. Pours a dark red color, pretty opaque, with a big fluffy off white head that looks creamy and has just a hint of red hue to it. Sour cherry and vinegar aroma, oak presence and even a bit of vanilla. Very nice. Flavor is a big punch of sourness that is a combo between tart cherries and big rich black cherries, vanilla, a punch of very drying oak. Definite vinous notes that gives this a nice warming richness down the throat. Lingering cherries and oak on the palate which starts out big and rich and ends with the lingering dry oak and acidic tartness. This is a really nice treat that I would certainly drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3251) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2014
From a 2012 bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with an ecru head. Spicy tart apple nose. Flavors of funky apple cider with a crisp champagne-like mouthfeel. Crisp, tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (428) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2008 bottle. Pours dark mahogany in color with an off white, sticky, and a thick head. The aroma is of figs, mild tart cherries, light vinegar, wood, weak carmelized grain. In the flavor all the ingredients blended very well. There was a hint of nicely hidden booze, sweetness, malts, and a pleasant cherry tart finish. Overall a very drinkable beverage and worth a taste.

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