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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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RATINGS: 1062   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (2252) - 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 (324) - 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 (220) - 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 (2599) - 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 (4779) - 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 (1245) - 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 (19) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (853) - - MAR 15, 2015
Mahogany pour, silky coffee colored head. Nose is candi sugar, apples, some funk. Taste is candi sugar, tart apple, apple skins, oak barrel. Oily smooth mouthfeel. Unbelievable beer, doesn’t surprise me that people say this improves exponentially with age.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamJackson (3430) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2015
2005 Vintage at Kulminator. Served in Oerbier Glass at cellar temparture.

A - It’s black in the bulb tulip but edges are dark brown and almost translucent.

S - The aroma is amazing. Loads of dark fruits, plum, fig, raisin and burnt sugar. I smell a little bit of apple.

T - Taste Is unreal. Oak, sugar, pears and apples with blueberry and Brett funk. The sugar is caramelized and taste is unreal. 13% ABV and you don’t even taste it.

M - Oily mouthfeel but fills the mouth with some carb.

O - Simply a remarkable beer! It’s incredible.



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