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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 1049   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Matured in Bordeaux casks.
2002 bottles: 12% ABV.
2004 through 2010 bottles: 13% ABV.


bstill's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bstill (1) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2007
What can I say, this has got to be hands down my favorite beer that I can actually get access to at least annually. This beer truly blurs the line between wine and ale. The 13% is brilliantly disguised. Aroma of red wine, vinegar, cherries, candy sugar, and sweet malt. Excellent mouth feel, full bodied but far from cloying and rounded out by nice oak tannins. Taste is wonderful with dark fruits (cherries), red wine, oak, and candy. Again the tannins from the barrel and tartness from the yeast combined with the sweet malt provide an amazing combination of flavors!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4218) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
2008: 330ml bottle given to Mat and me by Fin. We in turn, we split it with three other members of the Shrewsbury Bottle Exchange Group on 12th Jan 2015. Ruby red/brown colour with an off white head. Malty, fruity and sour with a mini wine hint in the taste. Just a little to acidic for my palate but all the other four thought it a fantastic beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1782) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle thanks to mora..Pour is dark red with a bubbly tan head..Nose is brown sugar, funk, vinegar, oak, spice..Taste is spice, oak, musty, oak, dry, cinnamon..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (543) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle bought at the brewery. Gusher!r Pours dark with nice head. Aroma has oak, red wine, malt, vinegar. Taste has lots of the red wine, yeasty, sweet as well. Lots of grapes (wine again). Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1178) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Brown colour with off white head. Malt, caramel, fruity, wine aroma. Sour, sweet, malt, caramel, wine, fruity taste. Medium to full body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2383) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
Dark brown color with a light beige head with medium retention and mild lacing. Aroma has notes of redfruits, wine barrels and wood. Flavor is sourish, very fruity, red and wine mouthfeel. Sour and bittery final with red wine mouthfeel on palate

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (402) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
330ml bottle, v2005, shared at the Local Pub, Athens, courtesy of Spiros. Dark red brown color with small beige head. Aroma is malty and tart yeasty, dark fruits, caramel, wood and brandy-like alcohol. Taste is sweet (sugary) and light sour like the aroma. Light to medium body, oily, soft carbonation and dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fugitive (1424) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Color dark orange with small light brown head. Aroma sweet, sour, citrus. Taste sour, dry, dust.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8653) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
Sampled @ O.B.E.R. Kerstbierfestival 2014, Essen.
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit wenig beigem Schaum. Geruch leicht säuerlich fruchtig, röstmalzig, holzig, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig, säuerlich fruchtig, alkoholisch, holzig, Vanille, gut!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (998) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
2009 Shared by Thomas. Murky brown with lots of small sediment. Aroma is vinegar, oak. Sour but not as much as the aroma indicates, fruity red wine... Nice

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle from Bruges. Poured a murky brown, with a tiny halo of off white head. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, brown sugar and caramel. Burnt sugar in the flavour, with some alcohol soaked fruit and vinegar. Finish was dark malt, booze and acidic fruit.


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