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


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RATINGS: 1023   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.

Martinus' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2798) - Nijmegen, - FEB 5, 2013
Brown amber colour, white head. Quite sour aroma, wood, caramel, some funk. Light sour flavour, wood, malts, rather astringent. Finish astringent with quite a bit of wood.
The age shows through, but it’s nice to have been able to taste the oerbier reserva from it’s first year.
(From 33cL bottle @ The Vintage Tasting during Brugs Bier Festival. 2002 vintage. Courtesy of Filip. Thanks for sharing!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5855) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Botlle @ The brewery, Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, oeak, redwine, dark fruits, raisins, caramel, tart cherries. Flavor is light sourness, malty, oak, redwine grapes, dark fruits, raisins, caramel, cherries. Medium body, average carbonation, light acidic finish. 030814

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1372) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2012 bottle. Pour is copper with ruby edges and a tight light tan head. Nose is sour cherry, light oak and vanilla, a bit of acetic acid. Taste is quite nice, acetic acid fades away, sour cherries are very well integrated with oak and vanilla. A bit of malt mid to late palate. Well balanced and very tasty, lighter body and very well carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
(Bottle, vintage 2008) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, vinous nose with caramel, oak wood, dried fruit (raisins, prunes), cherries, red wine and a slight acidity. Fruity, vinous, tart taste with notes of caramel, red fruit, wine, oak wood, cherries, a hint of chocolate and a tart, vinous finish with warming alcohol. Almost full body, with a touch of sweetness and a fair amount of sourness. Possibly not very well balanced, but very tasty and quite interesting. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle, brewed in 2012. Pours clear red with a small frothy off-white head. Aroma is tart cherries, oak, vanilla, red wine, slight aceton. Taste is tart up front with an increasing dry oak note, slight sharp high alcohol finish, dry woody tart finish. Body is light/medium and fairly lively carbonation. A bit too much nail polish for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zinneke (76) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
Amazing beer. Aroma: Cherry, wine notes, berries, vanilla, leather. Taste is very compex; wine, oak, caramel, medium sourness. Alcohol is quite well balanced for a 13%. Ace beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2314) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2010 Vintage Hazy almost clear deep amber pour with a thin slightly lively off white head .... aroma is sour and a bit acidic with red vinous notes, dark fruits .... taste is of light vinous notes, acidic, sour, dark fruits, oak, with some cherry and apple to it ..... dry and a little lively with a light bitter and dry finish .... absolutely no trace of abv and this has aged so well ... loving this ....... 2006 Vintage Darker amber color with a small beige head ... aroma is of very light smoke and dark fruits ..... taste is a bit smoked oak, sour vinous notes, lightly acidic and more of a softer carbonation than the 2010 ... finish is not as dry with still a decent light bitter bite and acidic .... For 13% abv this beer is made extremely well I enjoyed the fresher vintage more

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SlackerMads (1547) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle, brewed in 2009. Hazy chestnut brown with a bubbly diminishing tan head. Mouthwatering complex nose, vinous, oak, very light acetone, over ripe fruit. Aroma delivers the same things; clean notes of oak, dusty, redcurrant, raspberry, light acetone, light red wine. Medium body, no telling of the alcohol except a nice warming feel from deep within, where the good beers hit the spot. Medium sweet, little bitterness, light acidic. So light and still so complex and drinkable with no alcohol burn despite the abv. This is insanely good, can’t ask for more. Good price as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1162) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours reddish brown with some sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are oak, berries, vanilla, and tartness - with a tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WVHouseofBeer (806) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
This beer is a peach. No matter the price, grab one immediately. Red wine body with medium carbonation gives rise two a bubbly off white head. Nose of red berries and aged wood gives you a heads up for what’s in store. A lovely balanced flavor of sour and sweet comes from hints of cherries, raspberries, grapes, yeasty notes and a hefty backbone of a lovely wood taste. Simply delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (481) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
2012 bottle. Pours hazy light brown with a small head that fades almost instantly. Aroma has some red wine, red berries and very little funk. The high ABV shines through in the start but disappears as it warms up. Taste has light balsamico, red currants, grapes and some vanilla.

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