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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1046   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Matured in Bordeaux casks.
2002 bottles: 12% ABV.
2004 through 2010 bottles: 13% ABV.

skippapotamus' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skippapotamus (29) - USA - NOV 20, 2008
2008 version. Bottle pours deep burgundy with slightly pink tinted tan head. Average head but solid retention. Nose is definitely dark fruit (cherry, grape) and perfume, strong but pleasing. flavors include plum, cherry, and slight Saaz spiciness including black and white pepper. Thin body, tart, dryish. Refining in bottle to the degree of attenuation has thinned it out compared to many Belgians, but not displeasingly. Finish is sour and somewhat lactic with slight cherry aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1144) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2351) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fugitive (1409) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Color dark orange with small light brown head. Aroma sweet, sour, citrus. Taste sour, dry, dust.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8400) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (945) - 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

   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.

   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!

   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

   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.

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