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De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 1-Malig Verjaardag

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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 4.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Wasn’t 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - 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 !!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (5658) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kappldav123 (4733) - 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!

3.5
   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 DEC’80 - gebotteld 14 JAN’82 (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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2011 37.5 cL bottle in a fantastic vertical of Still Nacht beers at Kulminator together with Ask, Jes, Jens and Rasmus - cheers guys! (and the correct Speciaal Brouwsel 20, courtesy of Jacon Kramer - thanks buddy!) We actually started out with the special. Pours beautiful deep amber and with a nice offwhite head. Aroma is fruity and cherry, extremely smooth and inviting with a mild whiff of caramel malt beneath. Smooth phenolic and cherry flavoured, yet so perfectly balanced and unbeliving "alive" after so many years. Complex wineous smooth finish - just fantastic!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2008
1980 version, tasted @ Kulminator, september 9th 2006. Aroma and flavor have porto, cherry juice and a very soft malt character. Has lost all its carbon, but not its bite. Caramel, lemon and cherry in the flavor. The alcohol remains totally unnoticed. Absolutely great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 7, 2008
Vintage 1980 @ Kulminator, part of a vertical :-) Dark reddish brown with nice lasting head. Strong malty vinous aromawith notes of sour berries, wood and vinegar. Flavour is sweet and sour, with long sour finish. This was a treat :-)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle from 1980 @ Kulminator. Read brown with huge beige creamy head. Sour aroma with notes of wood, sour berries, roasted malt and vinegar. Sour flavor with berries, wood, barnyard and malt. Ends sour. Fantastic carbonated for such an old beer. Lovely!


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