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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: 1064   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
2004 Bottle. Upon opening, botle slowly fizzed out of the top. Poured a cloudy dark orange probably from the sediment that got kicked up from the gushing. Lots of carbonation but the head diminishes very fast. Aroma is outstanding, acidic pineapple brett with freshly emptied red wine barrel. Flavor has a somewhat sweet crystal malt base that quickly gets overrun by the acidity and the cask influence. Slight horse blanket funk but very low levels. More brett fruitiness combined with a light and fruity red wine and oak. Also has flavors of apple cider. Alcohol is extremely well hidden and is hard to think that this is 13%. This beer is quite amazing.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3277) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
Brown bottle, 11.2 ounces, 2012 vintage, bottled in SEP2012, savoured on July 3 2015; eye: dirty brown, thin sheet of mocha head that turns into a ring, slight lacing; nose: acidity, cherry, small dark berries, musk, light wild yeasts, earthy; mouth: acidity, cherry, small dark berries, musk, light wild yeasts, small berries acridness, light tannin, finale in black currant with good presence of malt, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 11,2 onces, 13 %, millésime 2012, embouteillée en SEP2013, savourée le 3 juillet 2015; œil : brun sale, trouble, mince couverture de mousse moka qui se transforme en un anneau, très légère dentelle; nez : acidité, cerise, petits fruits noirs, musc, léger levures sauvages, terreux; bouche : acidité, cerise, petits fruits noirs, musc, léger levures sauvages, âcreté de petits fruits, léger tanin, finale en cassis avec bonne présence de malt, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6881) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2015
11,2 oz bottle multiple times from notes. Pours a clear dark amber brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have Belgian character, sweetness balanced by tart fruit, red wine character, oak, no sign of the abv, I always enjoy seeing this one, a favorite from my early days on the site that I get to revisit from time to time.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (2406) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
330ml bottle (2012) from the brewery. Saved for a special occasion. And that occasion was me running low on beer. Hugely complex sour with all sorts of murky oaky red wine flavours getting a nose in. Powerful, exceptional sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thepeter (325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
2009 bottle. Pours a dark and hazy brown off white head that stayed around a while. Aroma of tart sour, wood, apples (granny smith) and a touch of dark fruit. Taste is raisin, wood, field grass and apple. A hint of sweetness up front and a gorgeous Dry and refreshing and tart on the finish. Medium MF. Just a fantastic beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeuroPliny (222) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Poured from a bottle at Birch & Barley, Washington, DC, into a stem glass. Taste back to back with the base. Pours dark mahogany with quickly fading tan head. Nose is grape skin, sour apple, bing cherry, caramel, and rhubarb. Flavour is sour apple and sour cherry. Very tart! There are also notes of wine, oak, caramel, and roasted malts. Exquisite!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2721) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
Pours clear brown with nearly flat, white head. Aroma of apples, grass, red grapes and cherries. Taste is medium sour tart, very balanced with light sweetness in the finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Poured dark reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet musty berries, light peat. Full body, flavour is vinous, moderately sour, light liquorice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
prawlie (1267) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Very dark brown with creamy head. Spiced light sour cherry aroma. Sour, with a hint of sweet, and cherry notes. Good palate cleanser. Nice lacing on the glass. Very smooth and silky, excellent stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WaW (17) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle @the brewery. Strong vinous aroma, very fruity, medium soureness. Incredibly complex. Wow.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stijnvanmb (20) - Oostende, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
Deze reserva drink ik in de oerbar van de dolle brouwers het heeft een pure wijn smaak en vooral geur


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