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De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 20

Formerly brewed at De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The 20th anniversary ale of the renowned De Dolle Brouwery.

Not to be confused with De Dolle Speciaal Brouwsel 1-Malig Verjaardag from 1980/1982 (that you probably had at Kulminator).


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3051) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Bottle. Brown hazy pour with tan head. Dark fruit, sweet malt, spice and some wild aromas. Flavors are fruit, spice, touch of tartness, and wild tones, only a hint of oxidation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dusty slightly sour funky aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty slightly sour flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty dusty yeasty sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10653) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Huge thanks to Will for sharing this. Hazy amber colored pour with a white head. Definitely some cork on the nose. Cherry, vinegar, and a bit of caramel. Some musty, basement like funk. Good acidity to the flavor. Lots of sour cherry, green apple, and red wine vinegar. Slight cork and musty funk. Mild caramel malt and vanilla sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6295) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle shared by STLWill at the RBSG Grand Tasting - thanks again, Will! Pours a hazy orange with an off-white head. Notes of cork, brown sugar, toast, funk, leaves, earth, leather, fruits (dried, and some tart), grass, and a bit of cardboard. Medium carbonation. Funky and dry. Really interesting. Thanks for sharing this retired gem!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3909) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG14 Grand Tasting - Pours murky amber / orange with a white head. The aroma is bready, musty, dark fruits, toffee and heavy Belgian yeastiness with an earthy and abbey slant. It has a full rich body with soft carbonation. The flavor starts with heavy nectar fruits, aroma traits and heavy oxidation. The finish has lots of nectar fruit, dried fruits, cellar must and some candy. So nice to try this rarity. Thank to STLWill for sharing this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5621) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Offering shared at RateBeer Grand Tasting 2014 (St. Louis, MO). Pours a darker amber brown hue, some decent haziness with frothy whitish head atop, firmer layer sticks around and laces well enough, good stick around. Aromas are a bit bready, gentle oxidation with oak, gentle fruit, some vanillin and gentle red fruit. Some touches of peach, overripe fruit. Gentle cobwebs, oak, mellow earthy spice and basement. Initial is tart and fairly mellow, touches of bready malt, subtle cobwebs grow with touches of apple, gentle lemon and citrus. Some mellow oak, a bit of oxidation and bread. Decent touches of banana, pear, a bit toasty and carmelized on the backend. Well blended, a bit old with some dulled features. It still drinks well enough though and was an honor to try. A bit dusty and funky, ovverripe fruit, faint sherry. An honor to try but on it’s way out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7023) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy amber. Some tart notes, leather, oxidized, interesting that this brewery is so young.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6045) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. Hazy amber color. Thin off-white head. Dots of lace. Eh, I don’t dig the nose. Big oxidization aromas. Musty, caramel, dark fruit. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, some tart. Eh.. Just Ok for me. Not a fan of these older beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirADNielsen (8960) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a murky reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Vinegar, heavy dusty, cobweb, cherry, oaky aroma. Twangy fruity, oaky, dusty, funky, slightly acetic flavor. Downhill but fun to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1288) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will, amazing to try this. Pour is clear copper with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor are funky, winey, musty, lightly tart, and earthy. Probably passed prime, but an awesome experience and a good beer. Love it.

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