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De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 1-Malig Verjaardag

Formerly brewed at De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 4.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Not to be confused with De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 20 ( http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/de-dolle-speciaal-brouwsel-20/8147/ ).

This beer was made to celebrate the first year anniversary of De Dolle brewery. It was the precursor to Stille Nacht.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (11023) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. Very hazy amber brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, malt, toffee, oxidized unsurprisingly, sherry notes and vinous characters. Flavour is heavy sweet and light sour. Full bodied with very soft carbonation. Really interesting one to try! [17-09-2016]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2016
Bottle shared at the original Chez Moeder Lambicís cellar. Haz amber copper color with no head. Malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, light bread, wood, cherries, sherry, vinous. Moderate sweet and light bitter taste with some acidic notes. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (6180) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
@ A day to sink all seasheppards. Thnx for sharing, everyone !! Pours unclear amberbrown, no real head. taste is intense, mild sour, grains. very nice, incredible how this held up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016

Bottle 330ml w. swing top @ Kulminator, Antwerpen, Belgium.

[ As De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 1-Malig Verjaardag ].
[ Vintage 1982 ]. Clear light to medium brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is vintage, sherry - port, light alcohol, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter and acetic (vinegar) with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily / syrupy, carbonation is flat. Very nice ;o)) [20071212]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Wasnít aware that this was able to be rated. Had this on 9/16/2004 at Kulminator. You can see my photo here at Flickr: /photos/mpclark31/270137860/in/photostream/

Bottle - swing top. From Kulminator in Antwerp, Belgium in September of 2004. My notes say vintage was 1982. Dark ruby body with a small tan head. Aroma is licorice, alcohol soaked dark fruit, hints of candy or bubblegum, and spice. Taste is tart fruit with a woody note and medicinal notes on the tongue. Light spice as well. Body is smooth with light acidity from the tartness. Finish is woody with wine notes, sour fruit, mild grains and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
29th October 2009
Kulminator on the Borefts 1 trip. 1982 Bottle. Brandy and Port Wine tones on the nose. A little dusty. Mellow malt, very sherry like and with a pleasant amount of sourness. Mellow and well aged.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
I had the very first Speciaal Brouwsel from 1982 , thanks to a very dear friend of mine for finding it and sharing it !!

Head: small
Colour: dark red amber
Smell: cherrys, vinegar, malts, caramel
Taste: malts, nuts, lots of character, dried meat, lots of caramel , very very nice !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/5/09] Bottle sample at Kulminator in Antwerp after LCRBM. 1980 vintage. Hazy dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of brett, apples, some dark fruits, caramel and barnyard. Sour flavor with some brett, cherry, some berry notes, some other fruits and some lovely background sugary sweetness. Silky mouthfeel. Funky and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kappldav123 (5890) - GERMANY - SEP 17, 2009
1980 version after LCRBM 2009 at Kulminator. Lovely old bottle, dark brown in the glass, no head. Starts modest sourish, becomes more and more complex with fruity notes of cherry, some christmas spices, also caramell. Soft and warming finish, fruity aftertaste. Incredible!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 Brewed 28 DECí80 - gebotteld 14 JANí82 (210 bakken). This rarity that dates back 27 years happend to come from the cellar. Thx guys. Muddy brown pour with a thin white bubbly head. Nose is vinoes... its old - a bit of cherries, alcohol, dry raisins and wet wood. The taste is odd - its sour like a flamish ale, overdonoe mango, wet cardboard, peaches and lactoses, This should maybe have been drunk 10 years ago... its fun though and the rating gives a little credit to the fact that its from the first year of the dolle champs.

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