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

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RATINGS: 1095   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Matured in Bordeaux casks.
2002 bottles: 12% ABV.
2004 through 2012 bottles: 13% ABV.


rubbishystuff's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rubbishystuff (2214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Tried the 2004 at De Dolle and 2006 back at home. Both excellent. You can really taste the Rodenbach yeast. Complex and wine like. Quite carbonated. Serving: Bottle


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6553) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
An unusual smooth and balance sour red/brown ale. Unfortunately a bit to high carbonation. That destroyed the picture a bit.
Clear amber color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing. Looks good. Nice and balanced intensity in the aroma. Not as full body as expected for a beer at 13%. A bit to rich carbonation. Lovely balance between sourness/acidity/sweetness. Oily texture. Oak, vinous, mild vinegar, toffee and fruity. Dangerously well masked alcohol.
[Bottle from a trade with JefVerstraete]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1011) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
12 ounces bottle from Craft Beer Cellar Waterbury. Aroma: nose of funky cherries, light vinegar notes dust. App: clear burgundy, minimal off white head, little lacing. Taste and palate: light body, light sweetness, lively carbonation, fruity a lot, clean acidity finish. Overall: well made. Easy to drink. Not as balsamic vinegar as other Sour Red. After half the bottle I decided to have a look at the bottle and realized this was 13% abv. I honestly would have never guessed. Really well hidden and to me on this kind of beer this is a success. Yes it does feel a tad warm in the throat after swallowing it but not that much. Deserves one more point for it. Really well done. Glad I bought this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3017) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2016 Many thank to Tommy for the opportunity! It pours a medium red with a thin offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of acetone, wine, dust, musty oak and alcohol. Taste is of juicy red grapes, wine and oak. Too bad the nose was a little off, otherwise it would have scored much better! Moderate body and carbonation. Vinous. A good barrel aged quadrupel but I expected a lot more from it! I’ll certainly give it another try soon!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (912) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
Réserve 2007, bue après 9 ans. Robe brune-orangée sans col de mousse. Arômes d’acide acétique, pomme verte, bois, cerise. En bouche, pomme, petits fruits mûrs, cuir, abricot. Beaucoup de notes vineuses. Texture légère et corps mince moyen. Solide pour une bière de 9 ans d’âge.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (885) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 4, 2016
Hazy dark reddish-brown color with light brown head. Aroma is typical for an oud bruin. Red, sour wine, dark fruits and some caramel underneath. Taste starts tart but not too intense. It has the specific balsamic vinegar taste but the dark fruits and caramel are also present. Not very acidic like others oud bruins. Medium, soft body and carbonation. The listed ABV seems unbelievable, there is no alcohol burn or taste, just a slight warmth. I wouldn’t have guessed it’s more than 8%. Overall it’s a really well made and easy drinking flanders oud bruin, one of the best I ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (4854) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 4, 2016
2012 Bottle at home courtesy of Slacker Mads, big thanks for this want I’d been searching for for a while!
opaque deep ruby brown, tan lacing, rich tart balsamic aroma, full bodied, woody, warming booze, balsamic raspberries, red fruit, sourness becoming more integrated as it airs, very rewarding

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (1007) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2016
From a 330 ml bottle into a St Bernardus tulip glass. Label says 12%, brewed and bottled in 2002. Damn...I must have had this in some hidden corner!! Pours brown with small head and lace. Big aroma of dark roasted malts, brown sugar, dark candy sugar, molassas, mangos, rum. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Whooo big first flavors of sour mash and fermented tropical fruit rinds. It’s gotten more funky than what I would call a funky Belgian when fresh!! I can’t rate this beer on this aged specimen, but I’ll add my numbers from a 1 year old. I should also note that I think the De Dolle Stille Nacht fresh or with several years of age is worthy of a top 100 or better best beers on earth. That De Dolle brew rocks!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (396) - BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2016
Reserva 2012. Donker roodbruin bier met dunne beige schuimkraag. Geur: Coca Cola zonder koolzuur! + een klein geuze geurtje. Smaak: tanine, zuur, fruitig. Afdronk: zurig – bitterig.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (477) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2016
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home, 2012 vintage. Pours hazy brown/ruby with a frofthy tan head. Aroma is sour cherries, woody, cranberries, vinous, acidic, unripe dark fruits, caramel and sour apples. Flavour is medium sour and light sweet. Full bodied, thin texture, average carbonation. Finish is dry, tart, vinous anda tiny hint af alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at Ma che siete venuti a fa Rome Italy 03.12.2015.Taste with ippopotamo36 bro.Special thanks of course to Manuele.Big Ciaone.I think Special reserva 2008.Pour it hazy brown color with no head.Aroma of sourish, brett, reminds me on Rodenbach little bit.Taste of cherries, wodden note, quite dry finish.Really a pleasure.Thanks Manuele again.


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