De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1133   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Matured in Bordeaux casks.
2002 vintage: 12% ABV.
2004 and later vintages: 13% ABV.

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spacecube (1791) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle, pours deep red brown with a foamy off white head. Aroma is sour cherry, red grape and cherry yoghurt, caramel and chocolate malts, body is light medium, texture is creamy, subtle yet complex sweet taste with airy palate leading into short sour dry finish.

Cristobal37 (1262) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 25, 2017
2015 vintage. Deep reddish brown, nice layer of beige head. Awesome de Dolle yeast aroma, sour apple vinegar and wood barrel on the nose. Warming, well carbonated, medium sour, more apple vinegar and wood chips. Finish is very malty, doughy, some dry red wine. Complex and really balanced. I wasn't the biggest fan of the regular Oerbier and in fact this is not my alltime fav either, however the oak barrel aging adds a lot of dimension. A nice one to try, especially if you like a red wine character in a strong ale.

vincentvega72 (917) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Amberkleurig, off-white schuimkraag. Mooi zurig aroma. Vineus, houterig, zuurtje, zoetje, eik, rood fruit. Diepe volle smaak, lange afdronk. Zeer geslaagd bier.

dzudohonor (309) - POLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Thanks to Vince_88. Rocznik 2013. W aromacie wszystko pięknie jak pod linijkę w stylu - czerwone wytrawne wino, dębina i lekka wanilia. Smak: czerwone wino, drewno po beczce, winogrona, figi, wanlia, kwaśne, lekko dzikie, cierpkie, ale delikatnie, alkohol - co?! to chyba nie ma alkoholu, klasa tak ukryć 13%! Teraz się wstydzę, że dałem 4.5 dla Chateau Artezana. Tu nie może być niżej.

davidezdonz (611) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - OCT 20, 2017
A 330ml bottle, brewed in 2015 and bottled in April 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass. It was a dark brownish red colour with a two finger tanned head that had pretty good retention and left some sparse lacing. Aromas were tart, sour, cherry, vinous, red wine, vinegar and oak with hints of almond/marzipan at times. Tastes sweet and sour, tart, vinous, red wine, cherry, fig, vinegar and oak. Dry, medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Overall, nice complexity, aroma and taste. Quite surprised that it’s supposed to be 13% ABV as you certainly don’t feel it while drinking.

JuanFlk80 (376) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 17, 2017
Botella en Vivalabirra (Oviedo) cerveza bastante compleja, al menos para mi experiencia actual, olor ácido y afrutado, sabor afrutado y algo maltoso donde el toque ácido predomina pero no molesta, muy buena cerveza!

Jimbo2 (554) - DENMARK - OCT 9, 2017
Dark brown, small white foam. Sour, lots of oak, tannic almost, deep. Berries. Complex.

Lonick (2537) - 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.

Grima (2510) - 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!!!

Tide (4502) - 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.

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