brnandersen (1379) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml. bottle poured in to a trappist glass. 2010 vintage. Amber colour with a reddish hue. Thin, off-white head. Very complex and powerful aroma with oak, red berries, overripe fruits, yeasts, lactic, sourish, rich malts. The Bordeaux barrels aroma is so dominant, that this beer reminiscent of a Flemish Red. Excellent. Taste is complex and lightly sweet. Surprisingly light body for a 13% alc. Finishes bitter and long lasting sour with lots of barrel. What an excellent experience, another superb beer from De Dolle.
ration (1843) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 22.10.2010
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle gift from SJ. Great as it warms Nice blend of sour, wood, fruit, and bread. Good balance of alcohol andsour notes.
Beerman6686 (3563) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a ruby red to light brown color, lightly murky, with a beige head. Aroma was toffee, belgian yeast, light funk, dark fruits, and chocolate, wow. Flavor was much the same, but just more intense, great amount of quad characteristics, but lighter, with some wood and light tartness. Really interesting stuff here.
laiti (4559) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle vintage 2008 @ home
Aroma is stale, somewhat sour and slightly tart with oaky notes, some cherries and vinegar. Flavour has woody notes, sour cherries and some spices. Also some wine‐like notes. Very tart finish with citron. A bit too much on the íoud bruiní side for my liking, but not bad anyway.
Had a bottle vintage 2009 in 07/2010, the most significant difference is that alcohol doesnít sting or disturb anymore, it is just of the warming type.
gEUS (791) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle 2010 vintage @ toogoloog, Middelkerke, Belgian coast. Pours intense red brown with a very small head. Aroma of nuts, raisins, wine barrels and dark fruis. Full body with a tart sweetness immediately covered with massive yet noble sourness of the barrel. Taste of caramel, burgundy style wine and dates. Incredible
shoulderbroken (1508) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle at home bought some time somewhere in Belgium. Red brown colour, small golden bubbly head. Aroma is fruity, dark, vinous, bit of brown sugar sweetness, maybe marzipan. Taste is nice. Pleasant sourness, no hint of the 13%. Wood, brown sugar again, maybe bit of cherry in the background. Nice fruitiness. Nice spritziness from the sourness. Really doesnít taste this strong! Lovely from de dolle as always.
evergreen0199 (1645) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle dated 2002 from a Belgian friend in Brugge, Belgium. A dark amber/brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Fruity, sour aroma. Tastes slightly sour/tart, fruity, apple, hint of caramel, slight sweetness. Probably seen better days IMO but still quite an interesting vintage.
Martinus (2531) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown amber colour, white head. Quite sour aroma, wood, caramel, some funk. Light sour flavour, wood, malts, rather astringent. Finish astringent with quite a bit of wood.
The age shows through, but itís nice to have been able to taste the oerbier reserva from itís first year.
(From 33cL bottle @ The Vintage Tasting during Brugs Bier Festival. 2002 vintage. Courtesy of Filip. Thanks for sharing!)
stoutnick (290) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big reddish brown beauty. Small white head. The Aroma of a zing of tart funky notes, but as it warms these become more fruity and malty. Taste is big tartness but not too sour. As warms, sour tempers further and leads into some spicy malts. But sour always predominates. Palate remains a bitter sour.