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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: 1091   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.


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!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (833) - 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 wouldnít have guessed itís more than 8%. Overall itís 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 (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 4, 2016
2012 Bottle at home courtesy of Slacker Mads, big thanks for this want Iíd 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 (996) - 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. Itís gotten more funky than what I would call a funky Belgian when fresh!! I canít rate this beer on this aged specimen, but Iíll 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 (338) - 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 Ė bitterig.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (474) - 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 (1928) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrepintado (2414) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 3, 2016
33cl bottle at cerveteca Lisbon, Portugal. Brown red color. Head is thin to medium and beige. Medium sweetness, very balanced sourness. Aroma is vinegar, grapes, wood, red fruits, chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2374) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Backlog. 2009 bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Brite brown with small offwhite head. Quite tart, with some caramel, fruit, oak. Good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (2066) - Garching, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1063) - 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)


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