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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: 1010   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.


MadIndian's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2306) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle gift from SJ. Great as it warms Nice blend of sour, wood, fruit, and bread. Good balance of alcohol andsour notes.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (223) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - APR 21, 2014
Brewed in 2008. Aroma estupendo, intenso, extraordinario, único! Definitivamente muy prometedor. Las notas percibidas van desde el sabor ácido, agrio, algo vinoso, ligeramente vinagre. Sin embargo también se perciben notas frutales intensas, principalmente uvas y berrys, quizá no tan frescas, más bien un poco añejas. Apariencia cómo el estilo lo requiere, tonalidades rojizas, algo opaca y turbia. Cuerpo redondo, corona de espuma prácticamente nula, carbonatacion baja. En bocaexquisita, fresca, frutal, ácida. En boca es una cerveza fuerte, intensa y potente. No por nada esos 13 grados. En primera instancia se percibe un picor en lengua y un dulzor y sabor completamente frescos y frutales, tal cómo el aroma lo indicaba, uvas y berrys, sin embargo posteriormente se perciben las notas ácidas y es cuando el añejamiento, tiempo- barril, se presentan de forma extraordinaria. Un buen equilibrio inicial, y un final fuertemente dominado por el sabor ácido. En resumen una excelente cerveza representante del estilo, extraordinario pero para beberse tranquilamente y disfrutarse al 100%.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Amazing sour beer, thank you GT2, so good, delicious bottle not sure where he got this but awesome

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfroms (82) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2012 vintage. Pours a beautiful tawny port or sherry color, small light-tan head that quickly subsides. Aroma is mysterious and evocative: grapes, port, balsamic vinegar, stone fruit, red wine, amari, oak, mild cheese, salinity. Love it. Taste is brightly acidic with a long finish: sour plums, raspberries, black currant, balsamic, sherry, oak. Booze is more apparent than would be ideal. Still, a challenging masterpiece and one of my favorites. A beer to contemplate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (691) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 shared a bottle at a bar. poured a dark ruby colour with a tan head. sour cherries, red grapes, some vinegar, tart, oak, red wine, earth flavour, great complex beer, such a great mouthfeel. the barrel aging has turned the oerbier in a real monster! awesome beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (443) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 16, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl brassin de 2012 à la brasserie, couleur s’approchant étonnament du Poulsard c’est à dire rouge vineux en bouche la bière et très vineur et évolue incroyablement avec l’air, on part d’une bière très acide et ça continue sur l’attaque d’Oerbier, incroyablement bon

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1064) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours a dark brown, with a ruby hue, a big, foamy, beige head, and lots of lacing. The nose is tart raspberries, cinnamon, milk chocolate, anise, and chardonnay. Sweet, very sour, with a light, bitter, metallic aftertaste. Medium body, sticky, and very astringent. Significant warming on the way down. The is a great looking, great smelling beer; vinous, dark, and flavorful. Unfortunately, the flavor doesn’t balance quite right, it is very boozy, and the palate is a little thin and boozy. Still, quite a good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (82) - - FEB 28, 2014
February 27, 2014. 330 mL 2012 bottle from kevinsenn. Decided to break this one open to celebrate the day before my birthday. Reddish brown colour with white head. Matly, sour aroma, sour cherries dominant with a hint of basalmic vinegar. Very smooth mouthfeel. Tart sour cherry and tart red grape flavours, with a hint of chocolate, earthy undertones. Very complex. Thanks Kevin!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1187) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
[Bottle / 2006 / 7+ years old] Thanks, Jeff! Burnt sienna colored body with some copper & very timid red around the edges, topped with a khaki & leather looking head... Great for over seven years of age. Nose contains lots of oak, wood, & booze with strong undertones of sour cherry, mild acidity, light cotton funk, & faint tobacco. Taste is lots of boozy cherry up front; slightly tart at first, then flowing into an almost residual-like sweetness. Lots of wood in the flavor; musky with almost a touch of peat-y smoke in the finish. Warmth brings out more berry, lemon flesh, & a hint of acid that’s blunted by the strong woody & alcoholic finish. Slick, almost thick mouth feel... Very nice beer that has withstood the test of time. Overall, the booze shines through a little too much given the style, in my opinion, but it’s still a very well crafted ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (983) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle from Binny’s in Chicago. Pours ruby and hazy. Sharp tart aroma. Sharp vinegar and tart taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (465) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle pours dark reddish brown with 2 finger head. Nose is funky tart dark fruit, wine, earthy grape and plum. Tate is tart earthy dark cherry, fruity, cola, funk, red wine. Finish is complex wine barrel, funky tart cherry and cola, musty. Excellent!


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