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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: 1043   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.


SamuraiArtist's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2007
From the bottle it pours a very hazy red with a 1 finger white head. Big aroma of cherry pits, cranberry and alcohol. It is really reminiscent of alcoholic cough syrup but i mean that in a good way. Flavor is malty and tart with dry woody notes and cherry and especially cranberry. Some hints of red grape esters. Alcohol comes through on the flavor but not as much as i would think for 13%. Finishes dry and tart and slightly astringent.


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 (8348) - 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 (230) - 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 (453) - 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!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle split at home with James on the evening of my 40th, 11/10/14 thanks to an IP with Mads who allegedly commutes from DK to BE to do some bar work at the brewery!?! Murky mahogany brown with a decent beige covering that soon collapses. Nose is bitter dark fruit rinds, spice, Tabasco, woody must, dank tones, dates, figs, prunes, soured red berries. Taste comprises more of the same, dark fruit rinds, rich tangy berries, musty wood, tarte berries, straw, earthy, light fruit balsams, acidic tunes. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter fruit rinse washed with a cloak of subtle acidity. Solid Flemish red, nice acidic rising towards the end, well balanced, ABV disguised.


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