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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1044   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - FEB 3, 2008
2006 bottle. Pours a deep red/brown with some haze that isn’t distracting. Nice head that is red in color. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of cherry, oak, pears and tartness that tingles the nose. The taste is dominated by tartness, cherry and oak character. The finish is sour and dry. A very pleasant flanders beer that doesn’t seem high alcohol at at. Excellent beer!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (339) - 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 (1408) - 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 (8374) - 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 (939) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (54) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
A: Caramel, cherry, coffee T: Honey in the aftertaste, figs, apricot, very vineous!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerconnaiseur (109) - BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
Pours semi dark with tiny head. Smell is brettanomyces with cask wood. Balsamico, vanilla, brett, oak, sweet melasse.. Mmm smells profoundly. Taste leans to the sour spectrum of aromas. An Alvinne Balthazar with 2 years of body

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (249) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours thick dark murky amber with very nice beige head. Aroma is oaky, wood and red wine. Slight tart fruits and funky yeast. Dry red wine. Taste is sweet and tart. Grapes and lot of vanilla too. Big, fizzy and lively body. Finish is dry wooden and some heat, but not alcoholic at all. Tartness stays in the mouth.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (454) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
2012 edition bottle thanks to Lukasmh. Pours Dark, murky amber/brown with a Nice, lasting, off white head. Aroma has fresh wood, vanilla, cherries, slight funk and some leather-dry notes. Taste is pretty dry and tart up front. Almost a little sour heat in the end, vanilla, dry wood. And 13% abv!?! Where did that go? Wow, this is nice and elegant. Body is surprisingly light and fizzy.... 13??? For Real?? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rototo64 (20) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2014
Au service, on a une belle couleur caramel, la mousse, beige ,diminue vite mais ne disparait pas, et au bout de quelques minutes, ressemble plus à la crème d’un café qu’à de la mousse, et elle tient..ça fait bien vingt minutes qu’elle est dans le verre sans que j’y touche,et elle n’a pas bougé.... non je suis pas maso, mais en ce jour spécial, je me fais un plaisir de lire et répondre aux messages de bon anniversaire..allez, le nez, et bien on est bien sur du viellissement en fut, c’est trés boisé,vineux,ca n’augure que du bon,allez hop ,on se l’envoie derrière la cravate: Ouch,c’est du bon. Rien à voir avec la version normale de la Oerbier, la on est plus clairement sur le boisé, c’est vineux, une acidité toute en douceur, le bois a vraiment attaqué la binouze,et cette mousse qui ne bouge pas d’un poil malgré les gorgées qui se multiplient,et ce gout vineux qui reste scotché dans les parties les plus intimes de mon palais!!


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