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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1103   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Matured in Bordeaux casks.
2002 bottles: 12% ABV.
2004 through 2013 bottles: 13% ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (3191) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2015
Rating #1500, Vintage 2013. Not even that cloudy, but beautiful amber color with a red wineish highlight and a tan head. Aroma is cherries, berries, malt behind there, a vineous character as well. Taste is complex fruits, slight tartness, vineous character, malts, tannins, low but still ticklish carbonation. Incredible complexity paired with an incredible drinkability. It has many of the typical "dark sours" aromas, but everything with a superb balance. 13 ABV not present at all. Absolutely beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 28, 2015
Brown to dark brown colored, unclear, small+ beige head. Aroma is of fruits, candy, tart fruit, bubblegum fruity, licorice, winey. Taste is medium sweet caramel and sugar, dark fruity bubblegum, licorice, spicy, some oaky vanilla, low to moderate tartness, winey, alcohol is noticeable along with the boozy warmth. Full bodied, soft carbonation, thick. Very nice! (bottle, De Dolle Brewery, Diksmuide)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12925) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2007 - Soured malts and cherry with some light charred wood. Cloudy brown with a decent beige head. Nice tartness, soured malts and dark fruity notes and a nice tart finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3236) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2015
330ml bottle. @home 22-11-2015.
Bottled: April 2015.
In short: doped Grand Cru.
Pours hazy dark copper with nice light tan head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Tart, wood, sherry nose, intense aromas. Medium body, soft carbontion, oily texture. Taste is quite tart, vinous character, port, sherry, dried fruits, raisins, plums, caramel, with a strong bitter aftertaste. Maybe a bit saturating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (2261) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 17, 2015
Botella, @Lambicus, Barcelona. 14/11/2015.Botella 2013 Color marrón oscuro, sabor madera,agrio, final dulce, muy compleja, alcohol integrado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
75cl bottle, tasting @ Chez Alain, Rennes. Tasted 2012 and 2013 vintages. Hazy to clear medium brown with an average frothy head. Sweet caramel, dry fruits, wood, sour finish. Complex and tasty. 2013 vintage a bit mellower than 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle: pours brown with a whitish head with brown notes. Aroma is wood, cherries, acid, wine, and vinegar. Taste is strongly sour especially on the first sip. Alcohol is well covered. Plenty of tree and berry up in there. Aftertaste is what you would expect. Not as complex as expected, but still has excellent flavour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
josanguapo (1158) - SPAIN - NOV 2, 2015
Bit Evolution. Acid but not overwhelming. However, the acid hides everything else in aroma and taste. Not my kind of beer, more for the people who like wine I suppose. However, I have to recognize that they make an excellent job in hiding the 13% alcohol. I didnt feel it in aroma, taste nor effect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pringao_Toribi (352) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 25, 2015
2013 version In short: caramely acidic beer. Aroma: caramel and tofee at first, goes to flowers and yeast at the end. Taste: mild sweet at first, goest to strong sour. Palate: fizzy acidic lasting sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftyBeerTour (141) - Barcelon, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2015
33cl bottle, the 2013 reserve. Aroma: mineral/wet stone, grapeskins, some alcohol; a rich blast of sour funk caramel malt in the middle; gentle bitterness, a real rinser, gentle bitterness, and gentle warming, no sight of 13% ABV. Would buy again.

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