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


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RATINGS: 1041   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dnstone (2164) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Notes: 2008 Bottle from ’t Brugs Beertje Woody with a slight citrus/lactic edge and a bit of walnut and syrup aroma. Deep amber-brown in color with a light brown head. The taste is seemingly ever-changing; starting woody then becoming sweet with a bit of walnut and syrup then slightly sour with a nice bit of hops in the finish...like the experimental wonka gum of beer. Really smooth, interesting and all around good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (936) - 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 (2550) - 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 (213) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (452) - 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

   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!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (938) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a deep amber to brown color. Just a little bit cloudy. Head is yellow/beige medium head. Low retention but never disappeared totally leaving some lacings left S: Delicious fruity and woody smell. Acid vinegar too. Brown sugar, caramel malts, grapes and apples (strong on apples), yeasts and alcohol. End is acid and metallic. Wine character T: Follows the nose: quite fruity and acid. Apples, grapes, barrel wood, brown sugar, caramel malts and yeasts. In overall, an acid/tart beer with a bit sweet upfront. End is dry and a little bit alcoholic. Hop bitterness is mild but stingy. Excellent! M: Despite the high ABV, an easy drinking beer. In fact, it’s difficult to believe that it’s a 13% since the alcohol is very discreet. Medium and bit molasses body and a reasonable carbonation to such ABV O: Very drinkable and well done beer. One of the best Belgian beers I’ve ever had [ BA Review @ 3/31/2012 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (851) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2014
#700. Bottle, 2004 vintage, shared at SW bottle share. Pours mahogany with a scant off white head. Aroma is tart cherry, cinnamon spice, some earthy oxidation. Taste is caramel, sour cherry and some earthy oxidation. Smooth. No sharpness left in the flavor. I’d say this is past its prime but still drinking quite well. 13%? I’d never believe it if it wasn’t printed on the bottle! #700 1/2. Bottle, 2012 vintage. Color is more red than above, lots more carb. Aroma is more floral, no oxidation. Sharp tart cherry flavor, caramel is present, but less, no earthy oxidation. Rate is for 2012 vintage, 2004 gets a solid 3.9.

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