De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva

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

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RATINGS: 1126   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Matured in Bordeaux casks.
2002 bottles: 12% ABV.
2004 through 2013 bottles: 13% ABV.

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3.8
Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle @McHendos (Zoltan Tasting). Pours brown/red, tan head. Nose is sour, cherry, fruit cake, slight balsamic. Taste is more of the same with the cherry up front, slightly sour quite fruity.

4.2
Grima (2499) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Brewed in 2009, so it was 8 years in my cellar. Pours deep brown, nearly black, with a small brownish head. Aroma has dried fruits, apricot and cherry. Taste has lots of sherry notes, dried fruits, lactic sourness and some balsamic vinegar. Finish is long lasting fruity-sourish with some cherry. Outstanding beer!!!

4.1
Tide (4063) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle from online shop. Light brown color, white head. Sour taste with cherry, oak, earthy notes, ripe fruits, a bit of acidic notes, tannins, tart and sour apple. Sour finish with cherry, oak, tannins, ripe fruits, tart, sour apple and earthy notes. Exquisite sour ale.

4.6
alteregoo (1634) - Kalisz, POLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Piana bardzo obfita, średnio oczkowa, średnio trwała. Barwa czerwona, opalizująca. Aromat intensywny, przyjemny, głównie czerwone wino, porzeczki, wiśnie, suszone owoce, stara beczka, drewno, wanilia... W smaku sporo rodzynkowo figowej słodyczy, melasa, daktyle, do tego kwaskowe nuty winne, czerwone owoce, lekka mineralność, ziemistość, cierpkość, na finiszu dębina, wanilia, zioła i przyprawy... Nieduża migdałowa goryczka, lekkie rozgrzewanie od procentów, średnie wysycenie, przyjemnie oleiste i lepkie w odbiorze.
Klasa piwo! Połączenie nut słodkich, quadruplowych z nutami kwaśnymi, winnymi i barrel agingiem dało niezwykle złożony, zniuansowany i wielowymiarowy trunek, którego kolejne elementy pojawiają się w miarę ogrzewania całości w szkle... Dla mnie coś pomiędzy Aardnon / Earthnun a Caractère Rouge. Pozostaje tylko pić i podziwiać klasę piwowara.

4.1
Zlotta (3521) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2017
0.33 l bottle from ’Belgiuminabox.com’, brewed in 2013, bottled in April 2015, cellared for almost two years. Slightly hazy, very dark red with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, off-white head. Slightly sweetish, sourish, quite fruity and vinous aroma of balsamic vinegar, red grapes, oak, sour cherries, almond and some caramel. Slightly sweetish, quite sour, a little funky, quite vinous and rather fruity taste of caramel, oak, balsamic vinegar, cherries, red grapes and redcurrant, followed by a medium long, rather tart, woody-dry and vinous finish. Medium body, slightly astringent and moderately effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very complex, intense and at the same time extremely refreshing. Fortunately, the vinegar aroma is less retronasal, could otherwise have been too much. No alcohol whatsoever detectable, highly enjoyable!

3.8
Stuu666 (14205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle at salthorse. Pours deep orange, nose is funky, balsamic vinegar, oak, taste is juicy fruit, funky, zesty, tart, sherbert.

4
Nisse666 (7690) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle from Zombier cons 2017-07-25 Fuengirola, 2015 vintage AR: red wine, red grape skin, tart AP: amber brown, very fizzy head cream caramel F: rich carbonation, kriek, youghurt, red wine vinous, dry, lemon flesh, tart, warming feeling

4.1
artemb (1066) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 18, 2017
version 2015, 13% ABV Aroma: sour wild notes, prunes, dried apricotes, sherry. Taste: sweet with fruity and lactic sourness. Flavour: dried figs, toffee, sherry, red currant jam. Excellent.

3.9
Werckmeister (3240) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 12, 2017
0,33l from bottle at Lambicus. Vintage 2015. almost black colour, medium big tan head. smells wood, nutty, marzipan, light vinegar, berry notes, some green apples. very nice smell. Full body, very bubbly carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes nutty, wood, grassy, bit citric, some alcohol, light vinegar, marzipan. finishes lightly dry and lightly sour with notes of marzipan, vinegar and nutty notes. nice one, carbonation is rather strong on this one, overall still very nice beer though. 8, 4, 8, 3, 16

4.2
haukur (2052) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - JUN 27, 2017
Sampled at Gainsbar in Kortrijk. Deep brown with a nice head. Aroma has loads of oaky notes, complex yeast. Sour and slightly funky. Bit massive and complex. Surprisingly good.


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