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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - APR 23, 2004
A nice brown/red hue. The nose is slightly sour and vinegar notes, mixed with caramel and malts. Refreshing and complex. Overall this is good stuff. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2004
spritzy aroma with prevelant dark fruits, appearance of concord grape juice and heavily carbonated, slightly woody, thin, bitter, hints of white wine, incredible masking job

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2004
Bottled: Orange/light amber coloured. Dusty. Thin beige head lasting all through the beer. Alcahol, fruit, malt and souness in the nose. Very malty and sour in the flavour. Perhaps a little "old" flavoured. Lots of alcahol notes. Quite refreshing, but not a top 50 beer IMO. Thanks to Raindog for this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 Murky brown with a light beige (yellow tinted) head. Fruity, yeasty nose. Wonderful mouthfeel: nicely carbonated, creamy, thickish up front, and spikier toward the finish. Very malty at first, then it explodes with sourness, a little tartness, and some bitterness. Dryish finish. Notes of granny smith apples, sweet pear, and a hint of bitter lemon. Rerate, 2006 bottle (at Kulminator in 2013): Richly complex, fruity, vinous, oaky and pleasantly sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2004
Murky brown, large head. Very malty nose. Alcohol is noticeable. Flavor is peppery and wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2004
Bottle pours a burnt red orange haze with a small off white head and sheets of lace. The aroma is red wine, cask, and tart smelling. The flavor is cask, wine, yeast, sour, a lingering faint sweetness that competes with the dryness, and alcohol. As it warms, things become more complex. I detect sweeter and darker flavors like dried fruits. In my opinion, this is best consumed on the warmer side of cellar temperature, approaching room temperature. The palate is unique as it seems to have an infinite number of the smallest bubbles ever found in a beer that cleanses like no other. Overall, this is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2004
Pours a light reddish brown with a foamy biege head. Very fruity aroma. Mainly dark fruits, spices, and alcohol. Mouthfeel was like red wine. Oak flavors, along with dark fruits (raisins and figs), lots of grapes, spices, and yeast. Very dry finish. This beer was like drinking red wine. Reminded me of a mild merlot. It was like good homemade red wine. Overall a very interesting and good beer. One that I would definately recomend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2004
Aroma: finger nail polish remover, vegetables, honey, mint, rubbing alcohol, bananas, and dark bread.
Appearance: yellowish-brown, small white head and lacing.
Flavor: bananas, sugars, vanilla, mint, cinamon and other spices, nectar taste, and nuts. Much better than the scent.
Palate: very smooth, slight burning alcohol aftertaste combined with carrot juice flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2004
(Bottle) I truly enjoy De Dolle Brouwers beers and this is no exception. Pours a medium brown with orange highlights and a gorgeous beige head. Has an alcohol and cherry aroma. Flavors of caramel, bananas, apples, candy, and a hint of burgundy oak barrel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Lovely, lovely beer. A frothy palate with a sour, Rodenbach-like sense, although with a relatively quick finish. Fruity, cherry/kriek aroma, then sweet and sour in the finish. Wonderful! A beer of far more complexity and grace than virtually any of the American beers populating the Top 50.

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