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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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on tap
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RATINGS: 1028   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2006
Bottle 2005 @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Hazy dark amber color with off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, yeast, fruit (apple) wood and some sourness. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration. Very complex a nice ..

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a crispy light brown and quickly disappearing head. Raisin sweet aroma, with a citric note and a mild malt presence. Sweet then dry and finally sour flavoured. Vague malt base beneath. Dry sour long into the finish. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2004
A hazy dark amber beer with a fine head. The aroma is sweet malty with hints of sourness. The flavor is sweet and sour, malty and very complex - with the alcohol completely hidden. A truly amazing beer. Thanks a lot to Jeppe (BierKöning) for sharing this one with me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear, amber golden with a yellowish/brownish, creamy head. Incredibly complex aroma of wood, overripe fruit and then tartnes - like what you find in a Flemish Sour. Surprisingly - considering the 13% alcohol - the body only comes out as medium, that alcohol is really well hidden. Distinct flavours of wod and overripe fruit - some sherry perhaps - but distinctly sourish. Incredibly delicate and refined. 191206

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured with a small beige head. Acidic aroma of spices, wood and dried fruits. Acidic and woody flavour with notes of dried fruits. Interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2007
Bottled (13%, 2005 version). Thanks goes to GarethYoung for this bottle, which I decided to share with rsmeds on his marriageday. Dark cloudy syrupyish reddish/brown colour with huge beige creamy head. The aroma is grapes, alcohol and sour fruits. Flavour is quite the same, along with some grassy notes on the tip of the tongue. Also lots of cocoa to be found behind the sourness once it gets warmer. The burps you burp after this also taste like cocoa or milk chocolate. Overall an extremely complex beer, which probably ages well and might make it a bit smoother.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2004
Bottled. Hazy nut brown, lively creamy head. Vinous, woody and tart. Medium bodied with lightly toffeeish malt. Cherryish finish. Has dry white wine qualities.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2005
2004 bottle. Hazy dark amber in colour. Small off white head. A little woody aroma and some fruityness. A little sour flavour and also a little woody. Notes from the alchohol asweel. The aftertaste is a little sour. But a very nice sourness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
29th October 2009
Kulminator on the Borefts 1 trip. 2008 Vintage. Cloudy brown beer, good cream coloured head. Sour caramel. Minerally marmite. Creamy and tangy. Bitterish aftertaste.

A 2006 bottle smelled dusty and tasted dusty. Poor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2010 2010-02-23, vintage 2007, 13% ABV, from Ølbutikken, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Dark brown color, hazy, with mahogany shades; creamy head reducing to a thin layer.
Woody aroma, with caramel and light vanilla; sourish and vinous; finally, an impression of old hops and cobwebs.
The body is lean; highly carbonated; good caramel flavor, smooth but not sweet, woody; almost immediately there is some sourness and astringency, with light fruity sourness.
It hides very well the alcohol; it ends also with soft tannins.
Elegant and deep.

2004-07-13, vintage 2002, 12% ABV, courtesy of Joris Pattyn, 8-5-8-3-15=39
Dark amber color; giant thick head. Interesting, complex aroma, malty and woody, fresh; light herbs, caramel, red wine. Vinous taste; original but not complex; malt, light sourness, woody; short. Quite hiding the alcohol, till the end (with no surprises).
Good, but I expected more…


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